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Transactions

Transactions

Transaction Services

The pressure on companies and management to create value with limited resources is extremely high. In this context nearly all external studies confirm that a majority of transactions are not delivering the expected values.

Independently which kind of transaction you intend to realize, don’t be focused only on the transaction itself. The key for success is the time after the transaction: Because you have to create a new company that allows you to realize the full potential of the new set of assets and know-how!

Our Operational Transaction Services can be offered globally. We have multicultural experience on all continents and can help you deliver operational value and results at pace, even in the most complex environments.

Transaction Diligence

  • Risk identification
  • Verify the right pricing
  • Analysis of upsides and downsides
  • Assessment of new operations
  • Identification of synergies

A thorough look to the values and risks of the targeted company are the basis for a successful transaction and for finding the right price. The Due Diligence Process is critical, including assessing risk and compliance issues, conducting tax and financial planning, determining cash flows, and identifying hidden costs like for example environmental issues.

The potential for error is high in an environment where speed is critical. In order to reduce risk, a participation of a third party in this process is meanwhile common practice. Our focus is on helping you to improve your outcomes.

We help you to:

  • Identify key drivers
  • Improve deal structures
  • Mitigate risks while making sure that all risks are included in the decision process
  • Challenge assumptions about future performance

Performance Improvement and Restructuring

  • Detection of cost reduction opportunities
  • Benchmark operations against existing ones
  • Review of management and key roles
  • Provide Interim Management – if needed
  • Synergy identification, realization and tracking

Especially after transactions – no matter if you sold or bought activities – a performance improvement review and alignment of the organization is a necessity. This is the moment to proactively invest in resources to expand, diversify, manage costs, be efficient, but ultimately grow. Our experience will guide you through this period and will bring you solutions that achieve sustained operational improvements and measurable results.

Integration

  • Key value analysis
  • Forecast integration issues
  • Develop integration strategy and new operating model
  • Prepare integration plan and track it
  • Develop transition plan and provide transition support

The most fundamental step for a successful acquisition is its adapted integration into your company. This unique period has to be managed with a lot of sensitivity, because errors and misinterpretations can hardly be compensated at a later stage. It is the step that decides success and failure!

We bring experience and a second, neutral view to make sure that the right questions are answered before embarking into the integration journey.

Divestments, carve out and separation activities

  • Forecast separation issues
  • Support carve out plan
  • Analyze carve out and stand alone costs
  • Develop separation plan and options for transition
  • Develop, negotiate and track transition service agreements

Divestments have turned out to become more and more complex, as modern organizations are more and more decentralized and bring fundamental questions when it comes to divestments. We are experienced in analyzing and preparing the organization in order to minimize the impact on the remaining – but also – on the leaving part of your activity.

Joint Ventures

  • Develop JV negotiation concepts
  • Structure and lead JV negotiations
  • Develop the full set of contracts to be agreed
  • Accompany and support JV negotiations

JVs are a very good vehicle to start partnerships and to develop activities that are of common interest. Nevertheless, the way to turn a JV into a company that can really live and grow on its own is complex and needs a significant number of questions to be answered and turned into agreements.

We have long experience in negotiating and successfully starting JV activities and can help you make sure that your JV will be a success right from the beginning.

Transaction Tax

The pressure on companies and management to create value with limited resources is extremely high. In this context nearly all external studies confirm that a majority of transactions are not delivering the expected values.

Independently which kind of transaction you intend to realize, don’t be focused only on the transaction itself. The key for success is the time after the transaction: Because you have to create a new company that allows you to realize the full potential of the new set of assets and know-how!

Our Operational Transaction Services can be offered globally. We have multicultural experience on all continents and can help you deliver operational value and results at pace, even in the most complex environments.

Valuation & Business Modeling

Valuation

The need for transparent and robust valuations to support corporate transactions and to meet regulatory and accounting requirements has increased. But justifying the value of assets and liabilities has grown more complex and critical for most businesses.

Business Modelling

Building an effective business model, whether it’s to evaluate a transaction, a new market opportunity or for other strategic purposes is a complex and difficult task.

We can help you to carry out the model review, model support and model-build activities you need to make key decisions and improve your strategic outcomes.

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