New Company, Zygoquest, Offers Acquisition Services24 Sep, 2003
New Company, Zygoquest, Offers Acquisition Services
Philadelphia, PA— Mike Dudek, author of over 300 acquisitions consummated in the office products, document services, systems integration, technology, communication services and other industries, has recently launched Zygoquest Group specializing in providing customized acquisition services to buyers and sellers. Zygoquest is "seeking to unite" entrepreneurial parties with common business interests in order to capitalize on mutually beneficial opportunities.
For sellers, Zygoquest provides value to entrepreneurs either engaged in selling their company; contemplating future disposition; and/or, seeking to position their company to maximize exit value and minimize post-sale risk. For investors and buyers, Zygoquest advises the entire acquisition life cycle or specific transaction aspects from strategic planning to identifying, valuing, negotiating, due diligence, financing, contract prep, closing, assimilation and follow-up reviews. All services are tailored to the client's engagement.
“All acquisitions contain substantial amounts of risk and uncertainty for sellers before, during and even after the deal,” said Duduk. “Both parties need an acquisition expert but typically only one side retains one. Frankly, I would sooner provide selling entrepreneurs with an hour of free friendly advice than have them sacrifice their most valuable asset for less than fair value or retain inordinate risk post-sale."
Dudek, with more than 25 years of international experience in acquisitions, operations, finance, and accounting, is a CPA and earned his MBA-Finance from Saint Joseph’s University. Prior to founding Zygoquest, Dudek was a corporate officer at IKON Office Solutions where he served in a number of senior executive positions including Vice-President-Finance for three years and Vice-President-Acquisitions for five years