“The dynamics of an acquisition process can be compared to top sport. The preparation for the race in the form of analyses, understanding the business and you as a businessman, knowing what lies at the heart of the business, and attention to detail without losing sight of the ultimate goal. And also the ultimate effort in the form of hectic negotiations, battling right to the brink to obtain the maximum result.
The ultimate goal is always to realise a top performance. You invest all your preparation, knowledge and energy in running the ‘perfect race’. After all, you as an entrepreneur will only be satisfied with the winner’s place on the podium, the most optimal takeover deal. These dynamics in the business acquisitions profession continue to inspire me day in, day out.”