Acertis

Transaction advisory

The sovereign debt and banking crisis and austerity measures in Europe have led to new opportunities for rapidly expanding global firms and private equity funds.  However, changing regulatory environments, globalization, the blurring of industry boundaries, shorter product cycles and cost pressures have increased risk exposure and complexity in buy-side or sell-side transactions.

In recent years, private equity (PE) has proved to be an important source of capital. Due to the increasing competition among the investors, its is more critical than ever to identify the right deals, understand the target’s potential, pay a fair price and properly structure the deal to maximise the value for the investors.

Your objectives

As a top executive or an investor, you would like to:

  • Raise money for expansion
  • Purchase a company to gain access to its existing products or know-how or to increase your customer base
  • Strengthen your company's core business by acquiring rival products that are almost identical in function/performance to your own
  • Leverage on your company's existing activities by purchasing complementary products
  • Have a rapid access to new markets, assets, technologies, personnel, intellectual property and sources of finance
  • Restructure your operations or refocus on your core activities by disposing of underperforming assets / parts of the business
  • Dispose of part of your business or realise your investment to return value to shareholders

Meeting your needs

Buy-Side

Acertis professionals can support you in:

  • Valuing the target
  • Structuring the acquisition
  • Drafting the heads of terms underlying the contemplated transaction
  • Providing support in negotiations
  • Perform comprehensive due diligence
  • Coordinating the acquisition project with the seller’s advisors and any other third party service providers involved (lawyers, banks, auditors)
  • Providing expert advice throughout the transaction

Sell-side

Acertis professionals can provide a range of services on sell side including the following :

  • Providing vendor due diligence
  • Performing valuations
  • Preparing offering memoranda
  • Negotiating with buyers on the client’s behalf
  • Managing the due diligence process
  • Coordinating the project with the buyer and the law firms involved
  • Providing expert advice throughout the transaction