M&A Advice

We also have a team of M&A experts who used to be head of M&A for a FTSE 100 or Fortune 100 company, together with senior associates who work along side them. They cover all other aspects of the deal that are not included within the M&A integration area:

  • Working with a company to determine whether M&A activities can add (or have added) value to the execution of company strategy
  • Evaluating a company‚Äôs existing approach to M&A activity and recommending improvements
  • Establishing in-house M&A resources, processes and protocols
  • Advising on the engagement of and helping to manage (and/or working with) key external advisors:
    • investment banks;
    • legal;
    • financial/accounting; and
    • tax
  • Working with a company and external advisors to establish the optimum corporate, commercial, financial and tax structure for a transaction
  • Analysing commercial issues that impact a deal (such as pre-emption)
  • Co-ordinating the development of a deal risk register
  • Establishing a negotiations strategy and negotiations parameters for all key commercial and legal issues
  • Establishing the right governance structure for the period between signing and closing of a deal
  • Helping to understand any regulatory and other third-party issues, as well as minimum external approval requirements and time periods for any deal
  • Working with company Legal, IR and PR to understand the disclosure requirements and market reaction on any deal (e.g., analyst metrics), as well as establishing a communications strategy and helping in the development of press releases