Trust built on experience
Success in M&A requires rigor. We pride ourselves on the depth and detail we develop on each asset, with a process geared to give solid conclusions on acquisitions and potential upsides. We have been involved in many of our industries’ most exciting acquisitions.
We support our larger clients, often global companies and investors, with identifying long lists of potential acquisition targets, short-listing the most attractive targets and (if required) approaching current owners.
Before engaging in an official Commercial Due Diligence process, potential buyers might want to get a better understanding of the target – without putting the cards on the table, and in strict confidence. We regularly provide pre-Commercial Due diligence research, adjusting our approach to your specific needs: e.g. focusing on detailed research of the target portfolio, the underlying industry, competitive dynamics or potential growth opportunities.
Our Commercial Due Diligence projects typically focus on in-depth analysis of the target asset (portfolio and key products), the industry landscape and competitive dynamics, with a special focus on hearing the customers’ perspective. We review, assess and challenge both the vendor’s management plan and the buyer’s investment hypothesis and develop future value-enhancement programmes to ensure long-term value creation.
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We support owners of larger portfolios with disposal of specific assets, and individual entrepreneurs with the sale of their businesses through exit strategy advice, information memorandums and vendor due diligence.
Experience meets excellence: our astute commercial due-diligence process will help you make confident decisions, maximise value and reduce buyer risk.
We combine fact-based assessment of market dynamics with rigorous analysis and the most valuable primary research: listening to the voice of the customer
We support real value creation by conducting deep analysis of target assets, assessing competitive dynamics and developing game-changing, value-enhancing growth programmes
Our deep industry knowledge allows us to challenge management plans, validate our clients’ investment thesis and ensures objective and well-founded investment decisions
We provide a clear, independent and fact-based opinion on future prospects of a target, focusing on the most pressing commercial issues and most promising growth opportunities
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