Achieve the best value from a transaction
We provide a range of tailored services that add value throughout the process, from financial assessment of a target company through to assistance with preparation for sale or IPO to achieve a successful exit.
We have an international network of due diligence practitioners across a wide range of sectors with extensive seal experience.
- Acquisition Due Diligence
- Vendor Assist
- Vendor Due Diligence
- IPO Readiness and Assist
- Sale and Purchase Agreement
We assist at all stages of the investment cycle:
Due Diligence – financial assessment of the target business with a focus on what will enhance value
Deal execution – financial support from Letter of Interest stage, through SPA negotiation and pricing/value adjustment mechanisms for deal completion
Post deal – operational, cash and financial improvements that will enhance financial performance and returns on exit
Exit phase - exit readiness to properly prepare for sale or IPO, including ‘Dual Track’
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 Acquisition Due Diligence services include working alongside you at every stage of the acquisition process to provide support in analyzing the key issues that affect your bid and having 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.
Vendor Assist is the provision of a coordinated suite of services, tailored to our clients’ needs to compliment existing skills and resources, to address the challenges faced prior to and throughout the disposal process.
Our dedicated transaction services professionals provide an integrated offering utilizing the wealth of sell side experience across the firm. Working closely with your team we identify and resolve issues in the divestment process and offer a suite of Vendor Assist services specifically tailored to the level you need.
Vendor Due Diligence
The challenge for senior management is to ensure that the vendor due diligence reports provide a consistent sales message, whilst maintaining a robust and independent view in order to instill confidence in the potential buyers.
Some of our Vendor Due Diligence services are working closely with your team to identify and resolve issues in the divestment process to provide a vendor due diligence product, which enables you to retain control of the process and reduces disruption to the existing business.
IPO Readiness and Assist
There are many key questions and issues which require consideration from management and shareholders of a company considering an IPO.
We not only help in answering those questions but also provide IPO Readiness and Assist services through performing an IPO readiness review, conduct a due diligence on the business to be listed, provide financial modeling services, provide Independent assessment of valuation as well as others.
Sale and Purchase Agreement
Whether you are selling a business and want to achieve a clean exit at a predictable price, or buying a business and want appropriate remedies in place if the target’s financial position is not as expected, the financial terms of the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) are key.
We advise our clients on the cash accounting aspects of SPAs. Working closely with the core Deloitte team and your lawyers, we identify commercial issues early and ensure these are appropriately reflected in the SPA so that they can be converted into real value.
To support and help develop plans for early ownership/first 100 days in order to leverage change momentum in realizing value and enhancing operational benefits.
Post-deal services and support can include cash and liquidity review as well as operational review.