There are five key components of the acquisition process:
1. Identification of acquisition targets: This involves identifying potential companies or businesses that could be acquired in order to help the buyer company achieve its strategic objectives.
2. Evaluation of acquisition targets: Once potential targets have been identified, they need to be evaluated in terms of factors such as strategic fit, financial viability, and potential risks.
3. Negotiation of acquisition terms: Once an acceptable target has been identified, the buyer company will need to negotiate the terms of the acquisition with the target company.
4. Financing of the acquisition: The buyer company will need to secure the necessary financing to complete the acquisition.
5. Integration of the acquired company: This involves integrating the acquired company into the buyer company, which can be a complex and challenging process.