We provide support throughout the transaction life cycle on both the 'buy side' and 'sell side' including pre-bid assessments; financial, commercial and operational due diligence and advise on deal structuring. We also identify potential integration problems and help develop integration plans.
All businesses involved in an acquisition, as buyers or sellers, need to ensure that the financial information they hold is as accurate as possible, not only to prevent paying too much (or in a seller’s case receiving too little) but also to ensure that their governance and risk management objectives are met.
- Establishing the understanding of the target business and therefore increasing the likelihood of the deal achieving its objectives.
- Providing purchaser with greater certainty over the nature of the business and the characteristics of its cash flow. This helps pricing decisions and the level of gearing the structure will support.
- By helping you to reduce disruption to the business as the sale process is more controlled.
- By providing rapid execution of the divestment from the point of announcement for vendors. This reduces the business disruption and accelerates transfer to new owners
Commercial Due Diligence is the process of appraising a target by reference to its market. We tackle the issues at the heart of the business such as market conditions and outlook, macroeconomic and regulatory influences, industry structure, competitive position, and relationships with key customers and suppliers.