Hidden River Ventures
Speaking from 12 years of experience in leading Corporate Development (“Corp. Dev.”) groups in San Francisco, there is no quicker way to grow a company than to buy your competitors or supply chain by implementing a horizontal or vertical M&A strategy. There are some exceptions with astronomical organic growth, but eventually, everyone consolidates — Uber, Apple, Google, Paypal, Square — or gets consolidated.
But many leaders at growth companies that are ready to buy other companies are blindly in love with the idea of Corporate Development and M&A when what they really want are instant results — complete a handful of deals and do it fast and now. Especially in 2021, when the growing economy is firing on all cylinders — just wire the money and let’s go, go, go!