A question that comes up a lot from our prospective partners is just how likely they are to succeed by going through Acquira’s Accelerator Program.
Our stock answer has typically been “it depends on how much work you put in.” And this remains true, but we’d like to share some data with you to back up that statement.
Our Accelerator Program – also known as our “Do It Yourself (DIY)” offering – is designed to help Acquisition Entrepreneurs (AEs) find and close on an instantly cash-flowing business within seven months. This can take more or less time, depending on how much energy the AE is able to dedicate to the process. We’ve seen it take much longer and we’ve seen others close on a deal faster than we ever thought possible.
|The “Do It With You” Option|
Acquira provides an offering above our Accelerator program. We call it “Do It With You” because we will work with you through the process to guarantee that you get a deal done. With this premium service, an Acquira team member will source businesses for you and present them to the Investment Committee on your behalf.
If you decide to work more closely with Acquira's team and pursue the “Do It With You” option, the total cost is $150,000, paid in three installments.
The “Do It With You” finds a deal for you and allows you the freedom to concentrate on your other affairs and prepare for your future as a business owner.
You simply have to finalize your investment thesis and wait for an LOI to be presented to you. Even if the deal gets abandoned post-LOI, the Do It With You service covers the search for another business.
Because Acquira's team does the hard work of finding, vetting, and presenting the deal to the Investment Committee, you save hundreds of hours of work (and the associated costs) that you can instead put toward planning for the business's future.
Regardless of what path you take, we track our AEs' success through a series of milestones. These are:
- Accelerator-to-Investment Committee (IC) Presentation
- Investment Committee-to-LOI (Letter Of Intent)
- LOI-to-Final Investment Decision (FID)
Below, you'll see three charts that lay out the timeline for each milestone, how much each costs with Acquira's Accelerator, with Acquira's Do It With You option, and without Acquira at all. You'll also see what your chances are of success at each step. We've provided a full breakdown of the steps in this article.