Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Your team of M&A experts

Ensure you get the best deal and outcome possible with a structured, phased and planned approach to your mergers and acquisitions. 

Leveraging our business expertise, Stratford has helped
organizations like yours get the most from their business and their M&A transactions for over ten years.

Our dedicated team draws on years of practical business experience
and takes a collaborative, cross-practice approach to deliver you a customized end-to-end M&A solution to see you through the transition successfully.

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Trusted and respected by leaders of growing organizations

Why Stratford?

The teams we’ve supported through mergers or acquisitions chose us because…


Methodologies, templates & playbooks


Executives who've been in your shoes

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of M&A transactions performed

Solutions from strategy to post-integration

Value realization

Focus to get the best return on investment

Featured M&A Tools

PLAYBOOK Checklist

M&A is a key lever to propel your company’s growth. Here is a checklist that covers the key “plays” necessary to find and execute a successful M&A deal.


Selling your business is a complex, stressful and time-consuming process. To help you get started, here is a framework to help you navigate the many M&A variables.

Data Room Checklist

M&A data rooms can be an overwhelming task. To help you get started, here is a summary checklist of documents your organization will want to add.

Our Approach

Studies have shown that companies with a well-structured M&A process have a much higher likelihood of achieving their desired outcomes than those who did not. Stratford’s structured, phased, and planned M&A approach contains six key stages – which we use to guide clients through M&A deals and achieve the intended deal value.

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Deal Flow & Prequalification
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Due Diligence
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Post Integration
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“Having that external perspective to help us through that process has been extremely beneficial. Especially at an enterprise level – we have four different divisions, each with their own priorities and agendas, and we have to address all that while also meeting the expectations of the market, our board and our shareholders. We have relied on Stratford to help in this area quite a bit.”

M&A Solutions

Stratford offers a number of customized M&A solutions for buyers and sellers alike. We are able to facilitate and manage the entire process or lean-in and provide support at a particular phase in the project.

For the Buyer

  • Developing your M&A playbook
  • M&A strategic advisory
  • Due diligence leadership and assessment
  • Pre -integration and integration strategy and implementation
  • Cultural gap analysis and integration
  • Risk assessment
  • Communications, change management and best practices
  • Post integration lessons learned

For the Seller

  • M&A advisory – helping you through all the steps
  • Positioning your company for sale
  • Value enhancement
  • Finding the right support partners
  • Data room set up and management
  • Supporting integration success and value realization

M&A Resources

M&A Data Room Checklist

M&A Data Room Checklist    A data room is a secure, online warehouse of the central documents often created in order to facilitate M&As.  After deciding to set-up a M&A

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IP Considerations for M&A

IP Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions  Intellectual Property (IP) is one of the most valuable assets for a company and it should be a primary consideration when considering a merger

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Is Your M&A Playbook Ready?

This article was published more than 1 year ago. Some information may no longer be current. Mergers and acquisitions are a key strategic lever to propel your company’s growth. They

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