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Fast Track M&A

Our Fast Track M&A (FTM&A) team, led by Anup Shah and Rob Harding combines specialists from both our Corporate Finance Advisory Special Situations and Restructuring Services teams, providing a breadth of extensive experience across stressed, distressed and insolvent transactions.

We focus on delivering the maximum value for our clients in what are inevitably complex, time pressured and unpredictable circumstances and situations – where specialist advice is critical.

  • On sell side assignments, our clients are predominantly corporates facing financial, performance and transactional challenges, and their key stakeholders. Our role will usually involve the rapid disposal of businesses or divisions to tight deadlines - selling a business as a going concern, executed quickly (i.e. typically in weeks rather than months) to maximise value for stakeholders at a time of stress/distress before further value erosion takes place. We have a market leading track record and reputation for successfully completing what are inherently difficult disposals.
  • We also provide buy side support to both trade and financial buyers where they are considering making acquisitions of businesses that are subject to a degree of stress or other situational challenges where a traditional M&A process and timetable may not be possible.

Situations where we can assist and the specific services we can provide are explained more fully in the attached summary.

Our team combines situational experience from across Corporate Finance Advisory and Restructuring Services with the wider advisory and transactional capabilities of Deloitte (including tax, real estate, employee matters and pensions, together with market leading sector expertise), enabling us to provide clients with specialised, differentiated and value added, approaches and results. We bring an understanding and approach which recognises the importance of time, managing uncertainty and resolving complexity in what are often difficult and uncharted territory for our clients.

Since 2008, we have advised on over 70 assignments covering a wide spectrum of stakeholder situations and industries – a summary of some of our credentials from 2012 and 2013 can be found here

If any of the above situations/scenarios resonate with you or your clients or contacts or if you would simply like to understand more about what we do, then please contact one of the team listed above.

Key contacts

  • Anup Shah
    Partner, Corporate Finance
    +44 (0)20 7936 3000
  • Rob Harding
    Partner, Restructuring Services
    +44 (0)20 7936 3000
  • Simon Harrison
    Partner, Corporate Finance
    +44 (0)20 7936 3000
  • Paul Meadows
    Director, Restructuring Services
    +44 (0)20 7936 3000

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