Our Transaction Services team provides a comprehensive range of services to both buyers and sellers of businesses through the complete deal cycle. We work closely with strategic and financial investors together with their respective advisers to maximize the value of each deal.
We work to provide support and commercial advice to private equity and corporate clients from deal screening and origination to comprehensive due diligence. We offer our client integrated teams, bringing together specialists in commercial, operational and IT due diligence to deliver the high-quality analysis required to support the decision to buy or lend.
We provide both buy- and sell-side due diligence services to national and multinational corporate clients, as well as private equities.
Acquisition due diligence is performed for the purchaser, providing objective information about the target and assessing the risks of the anticipated transaction. The results of our analysis may therefore support the purchaser in negotiations with the target and adjusting the proposed purchase price.
During a vendor due diligence, we help the vendor to manage the sales process in the most efficient way possible. We also provide an objective view on the state of the vendor’s business to the interested bidders.
This is particularly useful in situations where there will likely be several potential buyers.
With respect to Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPAs), we can notably help you by proposing or reviewing a purchase price adjustment mechanism; dealing with a "locked box" process; assessing the impact of cash and debt free, target net assets or earnout clauses; advising on how to set the level for target working capital; considering the financial definitions for inclusion in a contract; reviewing or drafting accounting policies and hierarchies or procedures.
Private equity - We work closely with private equity clients/management teams to drive insight gained in the pre-transaction phase through to action and enhanced profit trajectory.
Corporate - We ensure that the energy of the deal process is carried through to the merger phase, prioritizing the actions needed to lift earning targets, and supporting senior executives in achieving these objectives.
We assist our clients in achieving a clean exit at a predictable price (sell-side) and help them put in place appropriate remedies and purchase price adjustments if the business’ financial position is not as expected (buy-side).
Working hand in hand with the core Deloitte team, we are very close to the numbers and financial dynamics of the business early in the process. We are therefore ideally placed to identify critical commercial issues at a time when they can be converted into real value.
Our work encompasses a wide variety of industries and sectors. With the support of the industry specialists in Financial Advisory and throughout the firm, we are able to provide insight and experience of a range of sectors. Particular areas of expertise include manufacturing, financial services, FMCG, technology, media & telecommunications, retail and real estate.