Acquisitions Anonymous

Should we get wet with a water park? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 118

August 26, 2022 Bill D'Alessandro, Mills Snell, & Michael Girdley Episode 118
Acquisitions Anonymous
Should we get wet with a water park? - Acquisitions Anonymous Episode 118
Show Notes

Michael Girdley (@Girdley) and Bill D’Alessandro (@BillDA) talk about a really fun deal as we go all the way to Port Macquarie, Australia to check out a water-inflatable theme park for sale. This one seems like a great place to take your kids and not only that, we also look into whether it's a great place to park your money.


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Show Notes:

(00:00) - Introduction

(00:26) - Our sponsor is Live Oak Bank

(01:32) - Deal: An aquatic amusement park in Australia

(03:38) - What is so interesting about it?

(05:23) - Let’s dig into the financials!

(08:24) - What is the one big problem with this business?

(09:52) - What would Bill ask the operator?

(11:20) - How hard is it to wrap your brain around the liability in this deal?

(13:09) - Girdley’s favorite: Is there pricing power here?

(13:54) - How’s this different from a ski rope resort in terms of capability?

(15:26) - Have you seen the Manager’s residence? It’s so cool!

(16:28) - Who’d be the right person to acquire this business?

(18:36) - Let’s break down the infrastructure here: What should you ask?

(19:54) - Win a Chili's Gift card from @Girdley!


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