Services

Acquisition Due Diligence

Successful bidders will need to complete focused due diligence to confirm price, funding and identify issues that require reflection in the sale and purchase agreement and completion accounts or the ‘locked box’ mechanism. Our targeted due diligence focuses on key financial and commercial issues to help ensure our clients do the right deal at the right price.

Our financial due diligence team assists international and local corporate groups, family groups, sovereign wealth funds and private equity investors looking to make majority or minority M&A investments.

What we do

We work alongside our clients at every stage of the acquisition process to provide support in analyzing the key issues and deal drivers that affect your bid. This includes an initial assessment of critical areas in a “red flag” report, with summarized findings of key deal issues, implications and advice, followed by a second phase of more in-depth due diligence review of the target business and financials.

Our scope of work can be tailored to best suit the key deal drivers. Typically, our financial due diligence seeks to provide a firm understanding of the underlying trading profile, quality of reported earnings, working capital funding requirements, identification of debt like items and a robust review of future cash flows.

How we can help

We offer a wide range of due diligence disciplines, including: financial, tax, operational and IT, strategy and commercial; integrity, and environmental & sustainability, leveraging our local and international experience and resources.

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Declan Hayes

Declan Hayes

Partner | Transaction Services

Declan joined Deloitte in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience specializing in financial due diligence. He leads the Transaction Services team for the region. Declan spent five years with a FTSE 1... More

Sam Surrey

Sam Surrey

Partner | Transaction Services

Sam has specialized in transaction services for 17 years and leads the private equity team. He has worked with a wide range of clients across the Middle East, including several leading private equity ... More

Azhar Hussain

Azhar Hussain

Partner | Transaction Services

Azhar is a Transaction Services Partner responsible for Saudi Arabia. He has over 15 years of experience, leading diligence engagements in the context of equity capital markets, buy and sell side mand... More

Adnan Fazli

Adnan Fazli

Financial Advisory ER&I Leader

Adnan leads our Energy, Resources and Industrials team in Financial Advisory in the Middle East. Adnan has over 18 years of experience with Deloitte initially in London and for the last 10 years in ou... More