Transaction Services

Achieve the best value from a transaction

We provide specialised deal and related services, including Due Diligence, to a wide range of corporate and private equity clients, as well as public sector clients. Our specialist expertise is complemented by industry and functional experts from across Deloitte, to ensure our clients receive a seamless and flexible service.

1. Transaction Due Diligence

Buy side due diligence

This enables you to obtain a comprehensive and expert assessment of the target’s business history, its strategic and financial pulse, future projections and prospects. The primary focus is on issues that could affect price and the sale and purchase agreement.

Vendor due diligence

A vendor initiated due diligence is an independently prepared report used as part of the process of selling a company or one of its divisions and is recognised internationally as a pre-requisite for major disposals where competitive bids will maximise value.

Vendor assistance

Vendor assistance offers any combination of a number of value-added services, currently including accounting advisory, carve out, data room support and project management and aims to provide on-going support to a company that is considering the sale of all or part of its business.

IPO readiness reviews and IPO assist

The IPO Readiness team, using our IPO diagnostic tool, can quickly assess a company’s readiness for IPO and provide detailed practical recommendations built into a draft IPO timetable. We are further able to provide expert and independent advice, provide secondment personnel, undertake the project management role or assist with particular workstreams as necessary.

Long and short form reports for listing purposes

Independent reports offer a detailed financial assessment of a company that is looking to list on a stock exchange. The objective is to identify any issues that could impact on the listing and to provide suggestions as to how those issues might be resolved efficiently prior to listing.

Exit readiness reviews

Exit readiness reviews enable the efficient execution of a sale, and aim to maximise the deal value for the seller by anticipating risks and issues that might arise and potentially disrupt, or lower the value of a deal.

Procurement due diligence

Procurement due diligence reviews on high value tenders can add significant value to clients. This review entails the financial vetting of bidders to ensure that contract delivery is not compromised by the poor financial health of appointed bidders. In addition, Deloitte is able to perform technical reviews and integrity reviews (assessment of reputational risk) making this a multidisciplinary offering.

2. Sale & purchase agreement advice

We advise our clients on the implications of the transaction contracts they are negotiating. This includes purchase price adjustment mechanisms and the structure of completion account principles included in share purchase agreements. 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.

Key Contact

Nisha Dharamlall

Nisha Dharamlall

Deloitte Africa Transaction Services Leader

Nisha has been with Deloitte Corporate Finance for approximately 12 years and joined the partnership in June 2008. She has over 11 years due diligence experience in a variety of sectors including auto... More