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  • Mergers & acquisitions

Mergers & acquisitions

In today's competitive and frequently-changing business environment, a company's success often relies on the development and implementation of a sound growth strategy, fuelled by mergers and acquisitions. We strive to understand the needs of your business and the context in which it operates, and our specialised knowledge and expertise will ensure that you make the right decisions based on accurate analysis and relevant experience. We understand the individual nature of advice and work closely with your management team to help you develop and deliver your objectives.

Our corporate finance experts will assist you in making decisions in the following areas:


If you are looking to grow your business through acquisition, our customised approach means that we follow a structured and proven methodology to identify the best opportunities for our clients. We research and identify suitable targets, and approach and negotiate on the client's behalf while providing technical and management support throughout the process.


If you are planning on disposing of your business or including a strategic partner we can advise you on how to maximise the value of your business on sale and will give you specialist advice throughout the sale process. We are able to assist you in assessing your options, valuing your business and identifying potential acquirers or investors locally or internationally. We will provide technical and management support to you throughout the sales process to ensure the most favourable outcome.

Transaction services

Creating shareholder value through acquisitions is a necessary, but often challenging part of many companies' growth strategies. As management, identifying the right acquisition is critical. But if the deal destroys value, management are more vulnerable than ever before. Successful deals have always been difficult to pull off (70 percent of deals create no shareholder value) and they are even more difficult in the current market. Success depends on mastering the whole process from target identification and assessment through to integration and benefits realisation. We aim to understand your strategy and tailor a due diligence approach specific to your needs, including:

Pre-deal evaluation;

Transaction evaluation;

Structuring advice;

Due Diligence

Due diligence is an important part of an acquisition process. It gives the buyer of the business increased peace of mind through an independent assessment of the risk and opportunities of the proposed transaction.

Acquisition due diligence: A BDO Corporate Finance due diligence adds value to the transaction process by focusing on the key matters, such as those likely to affect the price or cause post acquisition difficulties. We always base the scope of our due diligence on the client's specific requirements, recognising that due diligence is not a "one size fits all" service.

Vendor due diligence: We provide sound and independent reports that are well known and trusted in the market place. We understand the buyer's perspective, allowing us to tailor a scope of work that ensures an efficient and effective transaction process. We work with clients to assess the most appropriate method of preparing a company for sale – including options other than vendor due diligence. Our commitment is to provide objective advice to help clients complete the right deal at the right price.

Pre-Lending advice:

In the fast moving and increasingly competitive business environment of the 21st Century, deciding whether to lend money to a business, or enter into a new transaction can bring some unique challenges.

At such times, it can help to have the reassurance of a detailed assessment performed by an independent transaction support specialist. A review by BDO will provide you with a clear indication of the viability of the proposition to help you make a sound evaluation of the risk of investing new or additional funds.

An independent business review:

An independent business review provides the opportunity to look in depth at a business's performance and evaluate both its financial and strategic plan for the future. Each review is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the lender and the business ensuring maximum added value.

BDO's approach is holistic (it is not a financial audit), practical, timely, and focuses on the key areas and important issues.