At Capstone, we are big proponents of using external growth and M&A to grow strategically, but it would be wrong to say that external growth is always the best way to grow. Every company’s situation is unique – there’s no “one size fits all” approach to strategic growth. For some companies, organic growth may be the best option, while others should maintain business as usual.
Even if external growth is the best option for you, there are nine different pathways from which to choose. Each path has its own benefits and detriments. My team and I have put together a table of these nine external growth options. You’ll notice each of the options listed in the table has both pros and cons. Any business solution worth naturally has some risk associated with it. You can’t grow without taking some chances, but with careful analysis of all the options available to you, you can minimize your risk and make an informed decision. Check out the table below and begin exploring which pathway is best for you. Click on the table for a closer look.