Lee Smith of UK mergers and acquisitions firm Verdani Investments is proud to have received the coveted 2019 award for mergers and acquisitions. Lee received this award for his m&a work in the IT sector where he grew revenues by 520% and profits by 400% in the space of nine months.
When asked about the transactions Lee responded “it was a real pleasure finding like-minded business owners that shared the vision of collaborating and building something of value, without losing control of their destiny.
There are so many companies seeking acquisitions with control and ego in mind, whereas I want to work alongside people and create value and security for all the teams involved. We now have a shared vision to create a larger company and retain the brands that clients know and love”.
In the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), there are an increasing number of stories, where organisations obtain a perceived unfair advantage or monopoly over their competition by using creative M&A strategies that the Competition Commission couldn’t stop.
Therefore, With large businesses and corporations gaining ever more control over sectors, I believe the time is upon small businesses to use more intelligent, forward-thinking and collaborative partnerships to remain competitive in the marketplace; and have the ability to retain or win contracts against larger organisations.
Since 2013, I have been heavily involved in M&A, and mergers in particular offer a smart option for companies to remain strong, provide security for employees and offer a real choice for clients.
By leveraging two or more balance sheets, you can gain access overnight to more lucrative projects and reap the rewards of sweat equity built up over the years.
Lee Smith won the award for Deal Of The Year 2016 by AI International.