Our sector specialist teams support clients across a range of strategic challenges. In the current climate, deciphering where to invest both human and financial capital is a key challenge for senior executives. Whether a business is growing and evaluating how best to capture additional market share or if a business is facing increased competition and challenging margins, we are here to support navigate these challenging times.
We support businesses to convert their strategic priorities into operational reality, with a relentless focus on delivering measurable value enhancement.
Our dedicated and specialised Value Creation team has a proven track record of working with businesses and private equity firms through all stages of the business lifecycle to maximise value, be it pre or post deal.
Our clients benefit from hands-on, multidisciplinary support that drives the performance of transactions. We support you to identify and implement EBITDA and working capital improvements.
Our Value Creation Services team works on both buy and sell side transactions, as well as in-portfolio improvement initiatives and assessing the strategic options for businesses.
Commercial Due Diligence
Commercial due diligence is an invaluable exercise in assessing and understanding the drivers of value for a business. It should be part of your preparations for any transaction and can provide insights to support your commercial strategy. Commercial due diligence will cover all key aspects of a business and the markets it operates in using both commercial data from the company and a range of public sources of information.
It will include:
- a review of the business’s proposition and how it meets the needs and wants of customers
- an assessment of the existing and potential customer base
- a review of business plans and performance
- an assessment of financial performance
- a supply review
- a review of the market and competitive dynamics
The outcome of a commercial due diligence exercise is a report that will highlight the value of a business, potential issues and red flags both in the context of a transaction and in the medium to long term. If you are selling a business, the CDD will establish a rationale for the sale, validate the commercial value and potential of the business and support efforts to maximise returns on exit. For buyers, CDD will identify any commercial risks and opportunities to help determine the appropriate valuation.
The findings and business insights of a Commercial Due Diligence exercise will often form the starting point for the work of our Value Creation team.