Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our programmes enable management teams to deliver synergies by challenging operating models and applying the optimum value to both core business and acquisitions.  We ensure that synergies are delivered on time and in full.

Buy & Build is a key strategic component of the value creation plan for many of our clients.  In-depth experience of M&A scenarios over the past 20 years enables us to provide incisive insights into potential upside as well as risks at each stage of the process, scoping and operational due diligence to value capture and exit.  As with the majority of our work, our approach offers clients a results-based approach:

Due Diligence

Our Scoping and Full Potential Analysis process offers clients a pragmatic, fast-track way of testing the business plan, identifying hidden potential, uncovering operational risks, assessing synergies and augmenting the business plan.  The result is between 2x and 4x the upside identified by traditional means and identifying and mitigating risks some 12 to 18 months before they would normally emerge.

And it comes with our value guarantee: No Win, No Fee and guaranteed value.

Post Merger Integration

PMI plans are put together based on our experience of similar situations and seasoned project managers become part of the interim management approach to ensure that key deliverables are met, on time and in full.  We are, of course, in a position to support necessary actions where internal resource is not available.

Our governance process ensures that senior management are in the driving seat, have transparency and are able to make key decisions in a timely manner.  

Benefits delivery typically includes synergies as well as actions to achieve target performance levels across all functions where opportunities for performance improvement have been identified in such areas as:

  • Growth potential in revenue and margin terms
  • Cost-down potential from yields, productivity, etc
  • Synergies achievable from integration of discrete entities
  • Free Cash Flow available from more effective management of key processes

Management team integration and, where necessary, development, as well as communications for customers, suppliers, community and employees are key elements of every PMI.

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