m&a strategy services


M&A Transaction Services

No stone unturned

Our Southeast Asia team provides strategically focused financial advisory services in business combinations to organisations, private equity houses, family business and lenders. We distinguish ourselves by bringing industry experts to collaborate with you to ensure a successful transaction.

Deloitte’s M&A Transaction Services group in Southeast Asia provides a wide range of high quality, comprehensive and strategically focused financial advisory services to buyers or sellers of business combinations. Our clientele includes major corporate organisations, private equity houses, business families and financial lenders.

We distinguish ourselves by bringing well-qualified professionals and industry experts together to collaborate with you to ensure a successful transaction. Our teams are located across all the major countries within Southeast Asia. Hence, we have the capability to provide in-depth and valuable local knowledge which is increasingly important, as cross-border transactions within Southeast Asia become more prevalent.

Our services include deal structuring, review of transaction agreements, completion procedures assistance, post-merger integration services, and vendor assist services relating to divestitures. In addition to that, we provide comprehensive market studies and target screening, as well as financial, commercial, tax, human resource and information technology due diligence.

Market studies and target screening

Identifying the right target market is a key aspect in increasing business opportunities, which help in boosting the growth and development of an organisation. In terms of market studies and target screening, we provide you with a comprehensive view of the potential and drawbacks of any particular market or industry and detailed screening of the market or industry for key industry players with bright prospects.

Financial, commercial, tax, human resource and information technology due diligence

Our team of professionals are committed to working closely with you and providing you with strategically focused and value adding analysis and recommendations in navigating your way in any business combination, focusing on the financial, commercial, tax and human resource aspects in a business combination. We work a lot with our IT & Technology team in order to deliver the desirable result to clients.

Deal structuring

Deal structuring typically involves the detailed outline of terms that help structure a smooth transfer of business ownership. Together with our Tax colleagues, we will provide a holistic view, assessing the advantages and disadvantages of certain structures and communicate key inputs that will be executable and at the same time, practical, depending on the situation and landscape of the transaction and market.

Review of transaction agreements

Transaction agreement review is hefty work that requires diligence and extensive knowledge on the subject matter. We work closely with the client's legal counsel and advisor in ensuring that the transaction agreements meet the objective of the transaction. On the other hand, we will also provide our practical view on case by case basis. We do understand that each transaction is unique and no one size fits all.

Completion procedures assistance

We assist the client in ensuring the completion account is being prepared in adherence to the sales and purchase agreement (SPA). At the same time, we will point out any pitfalls or threats that can be expected and what are the mitigating steps that need to be taken. This can be in the form of purchase price adjustment mechanism or profit guarantee.

Post-merger integration services

Post-merger integration is a crucial aspect of mergers, especially during the post-transaction period. We work alongside clients to provide assistance and advice in the complex process of understanding, combining and rearranging businesses to materialise potential efficiencies and synergies to be achieved from business combinations.

Vendor assist services relating to divestitures

Divestitures can be a headache if they are not properly done and sellers can suffer huge risks and loss in values. Our team will assist in preparing the relevant documentation, looking through the financial statements and the state of readiness. This includes assisting in preparing the proforma financial statements, answering queries from the bidders as well as data room preparation.

Meet our leaders

Ooi Siew Choo

Ooi Siew Choo

Deputy Financial Advisory Leader

Siew Choo has more than 22 years’ experience in corporate and financial advisory. She has been involved in corporate and financial advisory assignments including financial due diligence, financial mod... More

Sim Kwang Gek

Sim Kwang Gek

Country Tax Leader

Kwang Gek has more than 20 years of experience in providing tax and business consulting services for local and multi-national corporations in the manufacturing, construction, engineering, property dev... More