Obtain Funding to Help You Acquire An Existing Business

Canadian Funding Programs to Acquire a Business
Acquisition comes from the term “to acquire”. In business terms, acquisition refers to the act of purchasing or acquiring an existing business. The concept of acquisitions is closely related to mergers which refer to the combining of assets between two companies into a single company. The ultimate and most common purpose of both mergers and acquisitions is to build and grow a business in the hopes of improving it and leading it towards a more profitable future.
How Can My Business Benefit From Acquisition Funding?
A business acquisition, unlike the act of starting a business from the ground up, often involves a much bigger upfront investment. Although opening your own business is very costly on its own, an established business simply has more market value and therefore will require a bigger initial investment.
What kind of assistance is offered?
To help finance such a large purchase, there are currently several loan and grant programs offered both by the government and private organisations. Specifically, there are 66 grant and 113 loan programs that entrepreneurs may possibly be able to use to finance an acquisition deal. These funding programs range from $2,000 to $10,000,000 in government funding. Entrepreneurs received, on average, $261,627 in grant or loan money, or were approved for help from a non-finance based program.

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