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Before the deal

Mergers and integration

Deloitte | Before the deal


Deloitte offers a full range of services to support businesses in preparing to do a strategic deal. 

There is no substitute for due diligence and careful planning and your Deloitte advisers can provide you with a thorough overview of your options and provide objective, value-focused recommendations.

Strategic analysis

We can help you assess the strategic options available to achieve your business objectives.

Opportunity assessment

  • We can identify and help short-list and select acquisition targets
  • We can undertake a portfolio review to gauge your strengths and weaknesses
  • We can outline and assess the potential implications, including the costs of separating part of your business as a stand-alone operation.

Acquisition and divestment readiness

  • We can assess your readiness to execute an integration associated with an acquisition or a carve-out as a result of a divestment
  • We can help you anticipate potential ‘Black Swans’ that could pose difficulties for your transaction, analyse your organisation’s capacity to deal with unforeseen circumstances and craft strategies for dealing with them .

Questions to ask before an acquisition

  • What targets link to your overarching strategy?
  • What are the risks and opportunities of the particular transaction?
  • What are the crucial steps in the acquisition process?
  • Are we prepared for the acquisition?

Questions to ask before a divestment/IPO

  • Does our entire portfolio align with our strategy?
  • What are the risks and opportunities of the particular divestment?
  • What are the steps of the divestment process?
  • Are we prepared to divest?

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