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Bid Support

Elements essential to a successful bid

Businesses looking to grow via acquisition need to channel their energies into pursuing the most appropriate targets and maximising the chance of making a successful bid for the right target. Our bid support service provides expert advice on those elements essential to a successful bid. We have extensive experience in supporting takeover bids and can assist acquirers to ensure that the likely responses of the takeover target are anticipated well in advance.

How Our Bid Support group can help you

Our Bid Support service provides expert advice on those elements essential to a successful bid

We have dedicated professionals across the globe who can assist with gaining access to information, operating to timescales, maintaining a robust process and navigating any bidding wars that break out. Our expert guidance will be tailored to suit your individual needs and circumstances.

Clients looking to enhance their position in fast growing markets

Global Deloitte teams are able to work closely with clients to develop a screening framework to narrow down the search for suitable companies by prioritising key countries and establishing the suitable revenue size range of potential targets to deliver a refined list of priority targets which is then used by local teams to approach target company management teams and shareholders to facilitate initial introductions to our clients.

Clients looking to enhance their leading brand positions and strengthen their routes to market 

Deloitte are able to work closely with all member firms to develop a point of view of the market, identify the key local players in the market together with a view on the macroeconomic and business environment of the key markets in the region and hence the overall attractiveness of local markets. This gives clients local insights into the players and products as well as Deloitte’s view on the overall attractiveness as an acquisition target, whilst allowing client teams to build connections with regional Deloitte teams and discuss some of the key issues when doing deals in their geographies.

Clients looking to re-vamp their portfolios and capture new sources of growth both globally and locally

Deloitte are able to work with client’s marketing and brand teams to develop market evolution models for them to identify future consumer needs now, as well as developing new pricing models to identify gaps in their portfolios. Deloitte can also help to define globally applicable yet locally nuanced consumer spaces that guide offer development and a global portfolio strategy methodology covering future market shape, consumer needs and portfolio response. This allows our clients to align their portfolios with defined consumer spaces and better understand how ex-category consumer trends will impact specific categories and embed broader strategic, consumer, pricing and regulatory thinking into their organisations.     

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Key contacts

Maxine Saunders

Maxine Saunders

Partner, Partner in Charge of Transaction Services

Maxine is Head of UK Transaction Services and a Partner in Financial Advisory. She has been a partner since 1999 and has 29 years of experience with the Firm. Over the last twenty years Maxine has pri... More

David Smith

David Smith


David is a member of our Equity Capital Markets team with experience in a wide range of public company mandates. His specialisms include transactions involving any of the Takeover Code, Listing Rules ... More