Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A Intermediary)

Intermediary Services

The Partners at Imperium Commodity Search have over 30 years of experience in the acquisition of specialist talent to fulfil strategic hiring decisions on an individual and or team basis and have developed an extensive array of befitting services that provide for these.  

This experience has also taught us, however,  that to achieve ambitions of scale  through product or geographical expansion on some occasions requires a more direct approach.  On these occasions the best course of action is that of a discussion around a merger or acquisition of a business or part of a business.

Imperium Commodity Search has many years’ experience of acting as intermediary on mergers and acquisitions as a result of intelligence generated from the market mapping stage of hiring processes as well as acting specifically upon information given on pre-identified targets by clients where appropriate.

A bespoke business interrogation process to confirm suitability is carried out prior to any initial contact with business owners. A detailed questionnaire, with measurable characteristics, is planned in partnership with our clients for use at this stage.

This negates any unnecessary time being wasted on entities that do not complement or add value to the existing business.

Once suitability has been ascertained, if not already pre-ordained, then initial contacts are made through the following:

Business Media introductions
Contact Referrals from existing network
Direct approach

Discretion and confidentiality is again a pre-requisite of successfully managing the process and this is where the advantage of working with a Headhunting firm as an intermediary rather than a Consultancy makes sense.

As a professional intermediary our role in this process is to establish suitability and interest, make the introductions and then get out of the way and let the legal teams take over.

It is not uncommon for additional requirements to any M&A activity to emanate from the process. These tend to be in the form of additional strategic hires as a complement to the acquired/merged entity to fill in any perceived talent gaps.

It is recognised that an M&A process can take some time to realise a suitable conclusion sometimes requiring a partial or full revision of work carried out to date.

In full awareness of this possibility, Imperium Commodity Search coordinates its processes and associated costings to reflect such eventualities.

Each assignment is tailored to the bespoke requirements of each client after an initial consultation which can be booked directly with a partner of the firm.

All conversations around M&A and Team Move/Acquisition activity is held in the strictest confidence.  Contact us here  or call our experienced commodity recruitment team on +44 (0) 203 927 5090 (UK), +1 (312) 380 0225 (US), +65 3158 1066 (SG).

Our Sister Brand

For FICC/Mixed Asset team moves, we work closely with our financial products sister brand, FINCO SearchVisit FINCO Search


If you are considering your options in order to increase the scale of your business in a particular product or geographical location then Imperium Commodity Search is ideally situated to support you in this space.

Whether you are looking at a strategic hire, a team move or a part or full merger/acquisition then our partners are well placed to impart their knowledge of the sector to support your ambitions.

For more information on the strategic acquisition of Desk Heads and their Teams please click here.

Detailed information on our Retained Search Solution and other recruitment methodologies can be found here…


If you have knowledge or interest in being part of a strategic Team Move from your current organisation or have specific information in relation to an openness at your firm for a discussion on a merger or acquisition then you can contact Imperium Commodity Search in confidence. 

With absolute discretion, and NDAs if required, we can steer your next move/opportunity in the direction which best serves your ambitions. 

Send us a message and a Partner of the firm will come back to you at your convenience.

Contact Us

Our team move specialists and experienced commodity recruitment team can be reached on  +44 (0) 203 927 5090 (UK) +1 (312) 380 0225 (US) +65 3158 1066 (SG)


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