Acquisition & Your Infrastructure

May 12th 2022

If you're thinking about getting acquired, you're probably thinking about a whole host of issues ranging from legal, financial to plain logistics. Getting acquired is no easy feat, but there are a few things that WidePath can help WordPress digital agencies with in terms of getting acquired.

One of the most important details of getting acquired is the price! What price are buyers willing to pay for your firm. If another agency is buying you, they may be interested in your whole company, or perhaps just your list of clients and your ARR (Annual Recurring Revenue). In either case, if your infrastructure is scattered across multiple servers, platforms, plugins and WordPress core versions, that is clearly going to make an acquisition look less interesting.

So the clear answer to this problem is get your stuff organized. Put all your sites under 1 provider so that you can easily hand over the keys to the new buyer. Ensure that all your sites are up to date in terms of their WordPress core version as well as plugin versioning.

WidePath makes all this very easy - you can move all your sites onto WidePath and then it will be easy to pass this on to the new owner.

And in case you're wondering what the value is of your ARR (ie. the number of customers you have paying you a yearly or monthly fee), then just check this quick resource to see the Net Present Value of your WordPress customers' ARR.