Integra sees further i-merge success

Integra Business Solutions is delighted to announce further success of its recently launched ‘i-merge’ initiative, a confidential service aimed at dealer principals looking to either buy or sell a dealership. Integra has already supported 16 independent dealers in taking the next step in the business life-cycle, with Cowans Group being the latest to complete a successful merger with B.O.S Sales (office equipment) Ltd by utilising the all-encompassing i-merge service.

Launched in February this year, this unique initiative identifies the problem of static growth and ongoing business failures within the industry by finding and matching companies and by providing a highly confidential, flexible and professional service, underpinned by an expert team with extensive knowledge in the Merger and Acquisition arena.

I-merge can provide a simple introduction or a complete service incorporating support with SPA’s, legal advice and valuations, together with practical advice and the pitfalls to avoid.

Carl Dovey, Integra’s chairman who heads up the i-merge programme, commented: “Integra’s i-merge service has certainly hit the spot for dealers in the marketplace. Not only has it helped Integra’s own members, but with our professional approach it has attracted members from other groups and independents.

“At this point in time we have managed to successfully confidentially introduce and support 16 companies who have gone on to further strengthen the respective businesses and now look forward to brighter futures. There is no other focused solution available in the industry that provides the level of expertise and support of i-merge and we will continue to help any dealer wishing to discuss their future plans with us.”

Kevin Foot, MD of Cowans Group, added: “Integra’s i-merge service has helped us considerably throughout the process, from free consultations to legal advice and valuations. I would highly recommend any dealer seriously looking to buy or sell to get in touch with the team at Integra. It has saved us both time and money and ensured successful outcomes.”

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