If you have followed the Roadmap to this point, you have established your business objectives, your pathway to growth, and your single reason for making an acquisition. You have also assembled your acquisition team and chosen the precise market where you will search for an acquisition partner. Now we enter the second stage, Build the Relationships, as you venture out to find prospects and make contact with companies that you may one day acquire. This stage presents a new set of challenges and opportunities. Your first step is to identify the most promising not-for-sale companies that match your one reason to buy.