Acquisition scan for strategic buyer


For an expansion-oriented strategic buyer, conducted a search for potential acquisitions of private firms meeting defined criteria. Our client wished to add specific types of services to its engineering and safety consulting business. Sub-sectors targeted were cybersecurity consulting and project quality management services.


  • Deployed multiple search methods.
  • Identified firms in cybersecurity and project quality management.
  • Profiled and evaluated 50 privately-held firms.
  • Qualified interest of 25 promising companies through confidential conversations with CEOs/owners.


  • We delivered 22 high-priority, well-qualified candidate private firms for acquisition.
  • Client established contact and continues to court selected companies from our research.