When a company is looking at new opportunities for growth, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is one strategic card they may be looking to play. However, as the market looks for the next 'great deal', organizations should take heed of lessons learnt from previous good and bad M&A transactions.
We undertake regular discussions with a large number of buyers and sellers including private, institutional and global organizations as well as private equity firms. These discussions give us excellent insight with respect to their M&A appetites as well as their acquisition and divestment goals. We leverage our experience in providing valuation and financial due diligence services to ensure that our M&A advice is incorporates technically sound valuation advice and rigorous analysis of financial due diligence issues.

Our Services

We can work with you from deal inception through to completion. We assist our clients with many aspects of the M&A process including:
• Acquisition Target Search And Screening;
• Industry Research;
• Initial Approaches To Target Companies;
• Valuation Advice And Reports, Including Provision Of Formal Valuation Opinions where Required;
• Synergy Analysis;
• Advice On The Acquisition Structure;
• Assist With Acquisition Funding;
• Appointment And Management of Other Advisors;
• Management of the Overall Due Diligence Process (Financial, Legal, Commercial, Regulatory And HR);
• Conduct Financial Due Diligence Process Including Preparation Of Financial Due Diligence Reports;
• Lead Negotiations With The Vendor Or Support You, as required;
• Advice On The Key Terms Of The Acquisition Agreement;
• Management of The Completion Process;
• Integration Strategy And Planning.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

The sale of your business is often the realization of many years’ hard work, focus and dedication. Yet a good opportunity can’t be missed in business. It is critical that you evaluate options and plan the exit strategy well before you plan to sell. It is equally important to ensure that the business is prepared appropriately for sale.

At Outright, we outline all possible exit strategies to ensure your understanding of how buyers assess value. We also discuss the advantages, disadvantages and likelihood of success for each divestment approach:
• Trade Sale;
• Management Buy In / Out;
• Private Equity Sale;
• Next Generation Succession.

Preparing the Business for Sale:
Before the sale process commences it is important that the business is:
• Sale Ready – The Fundamentals Are In Place That Purchasers / Investors Require Before They Invest;
• Attractive As Possible To Ensure That The Sales Proceeds Are Maximized And Residual Risk Is Minimized;
• We Will Work Closely With You To Ensure That Your Business Is Sale Ready By Evaluating And Advising You On;
• Stage Of Business Development;
• Financial Performance Of The Business;
• Growth Prospects;
• Competitive Position;
• Existing Financial Structure And Position;
• Financial Reporting And Forecasting;
• Corporate Structure;
• Existing Capital Structure.

Sale Process:
After assessing sale readiness and determining the preferred divestment strategy approach, we can assist you with the sale process:
• Structuring The Transaction To Maximize Post-sale Proceeds;
• Identifying Potential Buyers;
• Preparing Information Memorandums For Distribution To Interested Parties;
• Preparing Terms Sheets;
• Managing The Due Diligence Process;
• Leading Negotiations Or Assisting You, as required;
• Managing The Completion Process.