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Emerging Growth

High growth companies are a special breed of business, which means they require a special breed of support. Deloitte Private’s Emerging Growth Companies team combines the necessary advisory expertise with bespoke solutions designed specifically for innovative businesses which are growing fast.

We are living in an era of disruption with the rise of innovative scale-ups transforming industries and the way we function. Ambitious entrepreneurial companies are challenging established businesses by identifying unexploited niches in the marketplace and filling the gaps with agile, low-cost, and often digital solutions.

The most successful of these disruptors can become multi-million pound businesses very quickly, which presents its own challenges and risks. That’s why Deloitte Private has launched our Emerging Growth practice. Combining the technical expertise of our network of specialists with bespoke solutions, we’re uniquely placed to help support the distinctive growth challenges disruptor businesses face at every stage of their business lifecycle.

Discover how we can help, no matter where your business is on your growth journey.


How We Help Scaling Businesses

Advice and insight at every stage of your business lifecycle

From FinTech and blockchain, to robotics and crowdsourcing – whatever your business and wherever you’re at, we offer advice and insight at every stage. Click on the tabs below which best represent your business priorities to find out how we can support you.

Starting out

Laying strong foundations during your start-up phase is key to business success. We'll help you put appropriate plans, procedures and systems in place right from the get-go.

Business structure

We can help you:

  • Identify and implement a suitable business structure
  • Manage stakeholder interests through corporate governance
  • Choose the right legal entity and jurisdiction
  • Attract and retain employees
  • Identify suitable premises and plan ahead for the future

Tax and accounting

We can help you:

  • Manage tax and corporate administration
  • Implement accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage your personal taxes

Bookkeeping and data

We can help you:

  • Choose and implement appropriate systems and technologies
  • Manage your accounts and tax with real-time accounting and analytics

Raising finance

We can help you:

  • Choose and implement appropriate systems and technologies

Financing growth

Understanding the available options to help finance growth can be a headache. We’ll help you devise a funding plan that’s right for your business and your growth strategy.

Attracting equity investors

We can help you:

  • Identify potential investors
  • Structure your investments

Grants and incentives

We can help you:

  • Assess grants and incentives (e.g. R&D tax relief, R&D allowances, Patent box relief, R&D grants)
  • Help with grant applications to fund future investment

Sourcing equity and debt finance

We can help you:

  • Assess the different sources of debt finance
  • Source equity and debt advice
  • Understand the associated tax and accounting treatment
  • Explore using real estate to secure funding

Attracting and retaining employees

We can help you:

  • Assess the impact of new finance on existing employee rewards and incentive


Successfully expanding a business comes with its rewards as well as its risks. We’ll help you assess the options and restructure your business accordingly, while minimising pitfalls.

Mergers and acquisitions

We can help you:

  • Conduct a strategic review - pre, at and post-transaction including acquisitions, mergers and disposals
  • Perform due diligence
  • Value and structure a deal

Business and financial modelling

We can help you:

  • Optimise your business model for growth
  • Build robust and scalable financial models
  • Identify, quantify and deliver value across the value chain

International expansion

We can help you:

  • Manage your statutory audit, and CH and international tax administration and transfer pricing documents
  • Claim tax reliefs and grants
  • Grow your overseas operations
  • Purchase capital goods
  • Manage treasury risk, including policies and procedures
  • Design your real estate strategy
  • Manage globally mobile employees - immigration, employment taxes, share plans, employment related reporting

Governance and internal controls

We can help you:

  • Develop “fit for purpose” controls
  • Design/redesign your finance function in line with business priorities
  • Govern CH and overseas entities

Realising value

It’s never too early to start thinking about an exit strategy for your business. We’ll support you at every step of the journey, both before and beyond exit, helping you to realise the maximum value of your business.

Succession planning

We can help you:

  • Design appropriate strategies

IPO and exit

We can help you:

  • Structure an exit - full or partial sale, float or management buy-out, or refinancing
  • Assess exit/IPO readiness and required improvements/changes
  • Perform vendor due diligence
  • Understand GAAP conversions
  • Manage interactions between your different stakeholders, including shareholders, management and employees

Deloitte Private Emerging Growth also has specialists in the following business areas:

Tax advisory services for high growth businesses

We offer clients a broad range of fully integrated tax services.

Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with business and industry knowledge to help your company excel globally.

Legal support for scale-up businesses

We offer high growth companies comprehensive legal advice suited to their evolving priorities.

This could be raising finance, protecting and managing IP, incentivising and retaining employees, contracting with customers and suppliers, complying with an increasingly complex regulatory environment, making acquisitions or realising value through an exit.

Advisory corporate finance for high growth businesses

We provide comprehensive, end-to-end M&A advice and support for every stage of a high growth business – from raising funds and valuations through to exit readiness and pre-sale structuring.

Audit and assurance for high growth businesses

We support ambitious and fast-growth companies, understanding their need to be agile, tech-enabled and innovative.

We support our clients across a variety of services beyond just the traditional audit, including internal auditing, investor due diligence and IPO readiness (covering Swiss as well as US and UK capital markets).

Risk Advisory

We work with high growth organisations to help them effectively manage their risk to use as a competitive advantage.

By managing risk more effectively these organisations unleash their full potential, creating and protecting value for all of their stakeholders.

Consulting services for high growth businesses

Innovation, transformation and leadership occur in many ways. Our ability to help solve clients’ most complex issues is distinct. We deliver strategy and implementation, from a business and technology view, to help you lead in the markets where you compete.

Sponsor of the Swiss Startup Association

Deloitte is proud to be a sponsor of The Swiss Startup Association, which aims to promote and support startups in Switzerland in their development and networking initiatives.

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Andreas Bodenmann

Andreas Bodenmann


Andreas is Partner of Deloitte’s Audit & Assurance practice and a member of Deloitte Private in Switzerland. With more than 20 years in the profession, Andreas has gained comprehensive experience in l... More

Petar Angelov

Petar Angelov

Emerging Growth Companies, Deloitte Private

Petar is a Director at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice and a member of Deloitte Private in Switzerland. With close to 10 years in the profession, Petar has gained comprehensive experience in le... More

Dr. Søren Bjønness

Dr. Søren Bjønness

Director Capital Advisory

Søren is a Director at Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice and a member of Deloitte's Emerging Growth Companies initiative in Switzerland. With 20+ years in entrepreneurial roles, he brings a breat... More