We intend to focus our search on one or more businesses based in Western Europe with strong ties and exports to the North American market, and businesses based in the United States with strong ties and exports to Western
Europe, within industries that we believe have strong fundamentals, favorable prospects and a high likelihood of generating strong risk-adjusted returns for our shareholders. The factors we intend to consider include management’s credentials, growth prospects, competitive dynamics, level of industry consolidation, need for capital investment, intellectual property, barriers to entry, and merger terms.
We will seek a business which has the potential to supplement its organic growth with a pipeline of potentially actionable accretive acquisitions, particularly in the North American market. We expect to work with the ongoing management team to develop the business strategy around geographic expansion, new products, high-return capital expenditure projects and acquisitions, as well as creating and maintaining the optimal capital structure for growth.
We intend to search for a businesses that has an experienced management team with a proven track record for producing corporate growth, enhancing profitability, generating positive free cash flow, and with an ability to clearly and confidently articulate the business plan and market opportunities to public market investors. A management team with demonstrable acquisition integration experience would be viewed favorably.
Where necessary, we may also look to complement and enhance the capabilities of the target business’s management team and our board of directors by recruiting additional talent through our network of contacts or otherwise. This may include recruiting experienced industry professionals to assist in our evaluation of the opportunity and marketing of the business combination prior to its completion, who may ultimately assume an ongoing role with the business or board. While not a requirement, we would prefer opportunities where members of the management team of the target have experience as public company officers or other substantive public market experience.
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