How To Invest in a Business

Whether it is for financial returns, strategic value or pure passion, investing in businesses has always been an exciting pursuit. Private lenders and Private Equity firms invest in businesses purely for the financial return. But on the other hand, a strategic investor would invest mainly because of the expected synergies between his company and the investee company.
We understand that analysing business opportunities is different for each investor and the best way to go about this is to directly connect with the business owner to understand his business, products/services, background and investment plans.
SMERGERS provides a secure platform to connect with various pre-qualified business investment opportunities
Today
REGISTER AND CONNECT WITH BUSINESSES
Explain your requirements and background in a clear manner. Shortlist businesses which match your requirements and express your interest to connect with them.
Tomorrow
PROFILE ACTIVATION & INTRODUCTIONS
SMERGERS reviews your profile and activates it. You will be introduced to the businesses you have connected with and can connect with further businesses based on our recommendations.
By First Week of October
INITIAL DISCUSSIONS
You can contact businesses directly to have initial discussions. Use our proprietary rating system to evaluate these businesses and their valuations.
By Third Week of October
RECEIVE DOCUMENTS
You may have to sign a NDA to receive further information such as Information Memorandum, Financials and Valuation from the Business
By December
DUE DILIGENCE & CLOSURE
If the business and investment terms are suitable, issue a Term Sheet. Appoint due diligence advisors for cross-checking information. After due diligence is completed, make the investment.
Today
REGISTER AND CONNECT WITH BUSINESSES
Explain your requirements and background in a clear manner. Shortlist businesses which match your requirements and express your interest to connect with them.
Tomorrow
PROFILE ACTIVATION & INTRODUCTIONS
SMERGERS reviews your profile and activates it. You will be introduced to the businesses you have connected with and can connect with further businesses based on our recommendations.
By First Week of October
INITIAL DISCUSSIONS
You can contact businesses directly to have initial discussions. Use our proprietary rating system to evaluate these businesses and their valuations.
By Third Week of October
RECEIVE DOCUMENTS
You may have to sign a NDA to receive further information such as Information Memorandum, Financials and Valuation from the Business
By December
DUE DILIGENCE & CLOSURE
If the business and investment terms are suitable, issue a Term Sheet. Appoint due diligence advisors for cross-checking information. After due diligence is completed, make the investment.
Note: Illustrative timeline shown above. Actual timelines may vary depending on industry attractiveness, business preparedness and valuation expectations.
Select Investor Plan
Based on how many businesses you would like to connect with and evaluate, select one of the plans below

Frequently
Asked
Questions

Can businesses from any country register on SMERGERS?
Yes, businesses from any country or industry can register on SMERGERS. The only pre-requisite is that the business needs to be a registered entity with the government and should be able to produce proof of the same when required.
How can I get started on SMERGERS?
Create a profile on SMERGERS to tell us about yourself and your requirements. This is the first step to reach out to prospective interested parties on our platform. SMERGERS has a large network of such members and can help you connect with the right members quicker than traditional methods. It takes about 5 - 10 minutes to tell us about yourself and your requirements.
What happens after profile creation?
Once your profile is live, members from across the world can view it on a "no name" basis. Interested members will contact you and you can contact members who are of interest to you. After an introduction happens you could disclose your identity. Please ensure that your expectations are not unrealistic as this is the major reason why deals don't close.
How can SMERGERS help me?
SMERGERS can help you in several ways. The answer to this question depends on how prepared you are, how serious you are and what support you require for the transaction. Generally, any financial transaction involves a lot of information exchange and there are standard documentation processes. Based on your requirements you can choose the plan which best suits your needs.
How can I avail your services?
All our services are modular and deliverables driven. You can pick any service you want independently. To make things simple, we have bundled some of these services as a package.
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