Transaction Services | Financial

Seamless service at every stage

At Deloitte, our experienced Transaction Service team is dedicated to achieving the best value from each transaction for our clients. 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, ensuring our clients receive a seamless and flexible service.

We have a team of data scientists that have the capability to analyse more granular data (including ‘big data’) and generate deeper and more valuable insights into the Target’s value drivers.

Deloitte Transaction Services

Financial due diligence

Achieve the best value from a transaction

Whether providing services to the buyer, the vendor, or reporting independently, Deloitte is equipped to offer a complete range of Financial Due Diligence services.


Key Service Offerings:

Buy side due diligence
Deloitte is able to offers buyers a comprehensive and expert assessment of the target’s business history, its strategic and financial pulse, future projections and prospects with a primary focus on issues that could affect price, and the sale and purchase agreement.

Vendor due diligence
Initiated by the vendor, Deloitte is geared to prepare independent reports that are used as part of the process of selling a company or one of its divisions. These reports are 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 Deloitte 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 also 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 our 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.

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

Sale & purchase agreement advice

A distinctive service that delivers notable results
This unique service offers advice to 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 gives Deloitte clients a significant advantage in the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process - and has the potential to alter the fundamental economics of your transaction.

Key Contact

Evelyn Moodley

Evelyn Moodley

Partner - Financial Advisory

Evelyn is a partner in Deloitte’s Financial Advisory practice based in Johannesburg and is the Energy & Resources Lead for Financial Advisory in Africa. Evelyn specialises in acquisition and vendor du... More