Our Transaction Services team provides due diligence services and valuable insights to assist you in making the right business decisions when completing a transaction such as a merger or acquisition (M&A), listing or delisting on the market, going private or raising capital. No two transactions are the same, so even if you are an experienced leadership team, getting the right advice to ensure that you are fully prepared for your deal will not only help you manage risks, but protect and even maximise value.
We will work closely with you and your management team to support your business at any stage of your deal’s process, from initial exploratory searches through post-transaction completion phase. Other deal related services we offer include Private Equity advice, M&A structuring, valuations, employee incentivisation, technology risk assessments, transaction structuring, and integration and operational performance advice.
Market leaders in due diligence, we are recognised for our active expertise in accounting league tables such as Mergermarket, Experian and Factset. We have also won awards nationally and regionally for our services in private equity and remain the number one provider for IPO listings on the London Stock Exchange. Consistently, our clients choose to work with us because of our extensive sector knowledge and having previously used our services.
What is due diligence
It is the detailed investigation and analysis of all relevant data of the company or asset involved in a transaction, whether as an acquisition, investment, equity fundraise or merger. This helps to build an understanding and accuracy of the associated key value drivers. This could relate to products, financials, geographies, operations, social or governance or the infrastructure. From this financially focused analysis, we will help you identify financial risks and opportunities to inform decisions relating to your transaction.
We specialise in the mid-market space, but our clients include corporate entities of all sizes as well as financial investors, private equity funds and banking institutions.
How long does due diligence take?
Generally, due diligence can take between four and six weeks if you’re buying or selling a business. This will vary depending on the business issue you are addressing, where in the deal process your due diligence is taking place and how large or complex your transaction is.
Due diligence and supporting services
There are many types of due diligence and supporting services that are generally undertaken as part of a larger project such as the buying or selling of a business or in raising funds.
Below is a list of the due diligence services you and your business can commission from our expert team. You can combine any due diligence and supporting services to help achieve your desired business outcomes.
Additional Advisory services
Due diligence can require the involvement of other advisory service. These can be needed during or after a transaction. Examples might include follow-up activities such as the valuation of a business, after-sales support and warranty claims services. These services are not strictly due diligence but due diligence cannot be effective without them.