Are you looking to acquire a business in order to accelerate your growth? But without taking on a partner? Or relinquishing control? The sale of an enterprise, an (international) acquisition, a merger or a joint venture are all complex operations that require high-level and fully tailored advice.
How does it work?
Corporate Finance coordinates the overall process and helps you at every step when:
- Formulating the ideal strategy to enable you to achieve your objective;
- Performing a valuation in the case of both sale and purchase projects;
- Fine-tuning the transaction;
- Identifying potential purchasers/investors;
- Executing the transaction from start to finish;
- Defending your interests in the case of a hostile takeover bid.
- Realisation of your long-term strategy: you benefit from the advice of established experts, who rely in turn on an organisation with three layers (sectors, geographical regions, products) that allows in-depth analysis of every aspect of the intended transaction.
- Reduced burden on management: we offer a full service, which saves you having to set up the operation, research the partners and carry out the negotiations.
Good to know
- It is essential to involve your relationship manager and a Corporate Finance Officer as early as possible in the analysis of your strategic options.
- Businesses are vulnerable to leaks during merger and acquisition projects and when defending against hostile takeover bids, especially during the preparation phase. Confidentiality is a key factor for the success of the transaction. A lack of discretion can drastically increase the price.
- You pay for our advice in the form of a commission (fee) representing a percentage of the transaction.
- Our sector expertise and our international dimension mean we can usefully advise you in every area, both financial and industrial, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, energy, environment and transport, financial institutions, media and telecoms, and real estate.
- When M&As surpass a certain amount, they generally attract the scrutiny of the regulatory authorities. Regulatory approval might be required in the case of transactions involving listed businesses.
- M&A operations are often carried out one on one. In the case of public sale, however, several potential purchasers can team up and act together. If so, expert participation might be required (Corporate Finance, legal, accounting or fiscal specialists).