Due diligence

Our value proposition: 
 
Creating shareholder value through acquisitions is a necessary, but often challenging part of many companies’ growth strategies. From a management perspective, identifying the right acquisition is critical. If the deal destroys value, however, management becomes more vulnerable than ever before.
 
Successful deals have always been difficult to achieve (70% of deals create no shareholder value) and they are even more difficult to achieve 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. This approach will include the following:

  • Pre-deal evaluation
  • Transaction evaluation
  • Structuring advice
  • Vendor assistance
  • Contract assistance
  • Integration
  • Post-deal implementation

Moore Stephens Corporate Finances’ holistic, value-driven approach to due diligence will increase the probability of success in your deal. Our unique advisory approach to transactions allows us to help you identify both the opportunities and the obstacles to realisation of value.
 
Our advice is tailored to our clients’ needs, the industry sector and factors specific to the transaction. We can assist right across the transaction cycle or we can provide assistance in only one particular aspect at any point in the cycle.
 
Transaction evaluation
 
Through commercial analysis of the business and its operations, we assess both the key issues facing a business and the drivers behind maintainable profits and cash flows.
 
Our investigative analysis of a business typically includes the following:

  • Historic results
  • Forecast projections
  • Growth prospects
  • Tax issues
  • Working capital
  • Capital requirements
  • Cash flows
  • Valuation opinion
  • Intangible assets
  • Commercial considerations
  • Information systems and controls
  • Management team
  • Human resources issues
  • Legal issues
  • Environmental matters

Acquisition implementation
 
Moore Stephens can assist with the following:

  • Executing management/employee buyouts                       
  • Coordinating legal, tax, accounting and other services
  • Pricing analyses of losing-related buying activities            
  • Closing the acquisition
  • Executing financed acquisition transaction                          
  • Structuring transactions
  • Due diligence

Capital resources

Moore Stephens has expert knowledge and considerable experience in arranging acquisition financing for buyers, consisting of all types of debt and equity.