Mergers & Acquisitions is one of the most important means by which companies respond to changing landscape. Simply opting out of M&A can put you at a disadvantage in a landscape that is rapidly changing and access to new capabilities must be constantly developed. Our Mergers & Acquisitions practice is designed to work with you every step of the way from evaluating target companies to financial due diligence and post-closing synergies realization.
T he success of any M&A deal begins with having a thorough understanding of value that the deal will generate, as it sets the tone for valuation, negotiation, transaction structure, and post-deal strategy. Therefore, intellectually rigorous analyses are of paramount importance in measuring this value. This is where we come in. From diligence to post-deal integration, we work closely with acquirers and target companies to quarterback all their analysis needs by leveraging our corporate finance backgrounds and deep modeling expertise. Here is how we help.
“Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?”
– Simon Sinek
A prudent investor understands that an investment is only attractive if there is a significant gap between value and price. Similarly, acquisitions are only attractive when there is a compelling discrepancy between the value that can be extracted and the price at which it must pay for the acquisition. We help organizations quantify this value.
Deal design has a significant impact on the merged entity’s capital structure. We help acquirers and targets ensure that the new capital structure is conducive to achieving intended synergies and the optimal cost of capital while aligning between growth and strategy.
A deal is only successful if it achieves the intended synergies. To ensure this achievement, we work with the combined entity’s management teams to evaluate the effectiveness of cost saving initiatives, develop firm-wide KPI analytics, install resource-sharing processes, and drive operational improvements.