M&A Transaction Services

Achieve the best value from a transaction

Our Transaction services go beyond pure financial due diligence and will help you complete deals faster, with minimum disruption and on more favourable terms.

How can we help?

We help our clients achieve the best value from a transaction, be it through supporting private transactions, stock exchange listings, public takeovers, performing pre-acquisition or pre-sale vendor assistance or vendor due diligence. Our aim is to add more to a transaction than pure financial due diligence by delivering seamless incremental services that help our clients achieve a competitive advantage.

Our services include:

• Acquisition Due Diligence;

• Vendor Due Diligence;

• Transaction assist;

• Post Merger Integration;

• Sales & Purchase Agreement Advice.

Acquisition Due Diligence

The team provides specialised due diligence and related mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services for national and multinational corporate and equity clients. We co-ordinate and work with experts from other fields to ensure a client's diligence requirements are fulfilled. We provide clients with commercially focused support from deal screening and origination to comprehensive due diligence. We offer integrated teams which bring together specialists in commercial, operational and IT due diligence to deliver the high-quality analysis required to support the decision to buy or lend. 

Vendor Due Diligence

Vendor initiated due diligence maximises value, minimises disruption and reduces the risk of unpleasant surprises late in the disposal process. Our team works alongside management to identify key areas of separation activity as well as areas of vulnerability that will affect value coupled with solutions to address them. The team provides bidders with a high quality, independent and focused due diligence report on the business. This ensures all bidders have the information necessary for them to bid with confidence thereby maximising the value achieved from the disposal. 

Transaction assist

Transaction assist is the provision of a co-ordinated suite of services, tailored to our clients’ needs to complement existing skills and resources, to address the challenges faced prior to and throughout the acquisition or disposal process.

The Deloitte approach is to offer assistance at every stage in the process but our involvement can be as limited or as extensive as the situation demands. This ensures that you don’t spend money on services that you can perform yourself.

Sales & Purchase Agreement Advice

We advise clients on the implications of the transaction contracts they are negotiating. This includes purchase price adjustment mechanisms and the structure of completion accounts principles included in share purchase agreements. Drawing on our substantial experience in transaction disputes, and working closely with a client’s legal advisers, we can help develop contractual solutions to accounting or commercial issues identified by the core Deloitte team. This unique service gives our clients a significant advantage in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process - and could alter the fundamental economics of your transaction.