Corporate Finance

Whether you seek to reassess your strategic options, grow your business through acquisition or realise value through sale or restructuring, we have experts to advise you.

The PwC Channel Islands firm provide advice to public and private organisations, management teams and private equity houses on valuation, deal structuring and implementation.

Whenever necessary we work with PwC UK and other member firms in the PwC global network, to provide creative solutions for disposals, fund raising, IPOs, private equity and M&A deals, as well as project finance; Public Private Partnerships. We also deliver expert valuation and rigorous financial, economic and strategic advice on your business, brand, products, services, customers and markets.

We are able to draw upon the expertise held by due diligence and tax specialists in the PwC global network of firms and offer integrated solutions based on extensive industry and market knowledge.

Our corporate finance services
M&A advisory
Private equity advisory
IPOs
Project finance; public private partnerships
Public to private
Valuations


M&A advisory 

When organic growth does not satisfy the needs of your stakeholders, or you would like to dispose of non-core assets, PwC's corporate finance team can help. Our corporate finance experts can help you access new markets, assets, technologies, personnel, intellectual property and sources of finance. We can also help you to restructure the asset base of your business by disposing of underperforming assets or non-core parts of the business.

Working with specialists in PwC UK, we provide a full range of M&A and financial advisory services across all industry sectors, from acquisitions through to raising finance. Wherever you are in the world, PwC can deploy local teams at short notice - teams that combine our deep industry expertise with local knowledge to focus on your deal. For every deal we are able to draw on the full range of PwC services - including due diligence, tax and legal advice.

Potential issues

You want rapid access to new markets, assets, technologies, personnel, intellectual property and sources of finance

  • You want to restructure the asset base of businesses by disposing of underperforming assets / parts of the business
  • You want to realise the value of your business
  • You want to raise money for expansion
  • You want help with setting direction and business planning, which may result in an M&A transaction
How we can support you
  • Expert advice throughout the transaction
  • Proven ability to help you to find the right buyer for your business, or help you to identify the right acquisition target to fit with your strategic ambition
  • Benefit of access to specialists in the rules and regulations governing publicly listed companies
  • National and international network of practitioners with local knowledge
PwC's M&A advisory services include
  • Advice on all aspects of acquisitions, disposals, private equity transactions and finance raising, including:
  • Deal execution
  • Deal origination
  • Valuation of assets
  • Preparing of business plans and financial modelling of projections
  • Capital raising, debt raising and private equity financing
  • Debt restructuring
  • Project managing other advisers (eg lawyers, due diligence providers etc)
  • Exit strategy reviews
  • Strategic advice and assistance with deal planning
  • Public to private transactions
  • Advice on hostile offers and bid defence

Private equity advisory 

For corporates and management teams wanting to invest in or take control of their organisations, and private equity houses looking for the right investment for their funds, PwC provides advice and execution expertise on private equity transactions.

We are one of the leading European private equity advisers with strong relationships with all major equity houses. 

Potential issues
  • Private equity houses looking to invest or divest
  • Management teams looking for advice on investing in/gaining ownership of their company
  • Management buy-in candidates looking for investment opportunities
How we can support you
  • Expert advice and experience
  • Access to industry experts across the full range of industry sectors
  • Access to the range of PwC services necessary to complete a deal, including strategic deal advice, taxation advice, pensions advice, legal advice, regulatory compliance and due diligence
PwC's private equity advisory services include
  • Deal origination
  • Sources of finance
  • Valuations of assets
  • Deal planning/deal strategy
  • Deal structuring
  • Exit planning and execution
  • Domestic and cross-border transactions

IPOs 

For organisations looking to raise capital for expansion and growth via the public markets, PwC provides advice on Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and finance raising. By acting as a sponsor alongside your broker, we provide advice on markets/exchanges, regulatory authorities and issues and managing other advisers.

PwC also acts as an independent financial adviser, free of any inherent or perceived conflicts of interest, when investment banks have been appointed as sponsors and are seeking to provide further integrated services (e.g. underwriting services). In such circumstances, we provide advice on the above matters independent of the appointed sponsor or broker. 

Potential issues
  • You are looking to float on the London Stock Exchange or the Alternative Investment Market
  • You would like to raise money via a rights issue or placing
  • You are looking to restructure your financing/balance of debt to equity
How we can support you
  • Expert advice and experience
  • Benefit of access to specialists in the rules and regulations governing public listed companies on all major stock exchanges
  • Deep industry knowledge across the full range of industry sectors
  • National and international network of practitioners with local knowledge
PwC's IPO services include
  • Advice on the most appropriate market/exchanges for capital raising
  • Valuations
  • Comfort letters including working capital projections, significant change considerations and capital and indebtedness reporting
  • Timing and tactics
  • Preparation of prospectus and investor presentations
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities on all regulatory issues
  • Project management of other advisers (eg brokers, lawyers, reporting accountants et cetera)

Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships 

Delivering value at the public/private interface.

It's our job to understand, advise on and solve the complexities involved in transactions, financing and policy at the interface between the public and private sectors. Whether it's raising funding for infrastructure projects or procuring private sector partners for our public sector clients, we deliver solutions that fund new roads, upgrade housing, build schools, modernise hospitals, improve rail services, and regenerate communities. With an extensive track record spanning more than a decade of providing authoritative, innovative advice on a wide range of transactions worldwide, our global experience and local knowledge enable us to deliver the integrated strategies and services our clients require.


We work with governments, shaping their policy, developing frameworks and helping them to implement PPPs, industry by industry. We reconcile investors' need for profit with the requirements of Government for political and financial transparency. As an independent adviser, we engineer a truly competitive bidding process. And when advising private sector bidders, we help them to develop structures that allow them to access local and international funds. 

Potential issues
Public sector clients engage us
  • To accelerate the delivery of public sector and infrastructure services
  • To advise on the strategy for involving the private sector in delivering public services
  • To fund additional necessary infrastructure investment, bearing in mind the need to control public sector borrowing and Maastricht criteria
  • To transfer appropriate risk to the private sector and to improve innovation and economic efficiency
  • To achieve competitive value for money procurements
Private sector clients engage us
  • For our knowledge of the public sector and its procurement processes
  • To bring together project partners and structure consortia
  • To arrange competitive financing and financing structures
  • To manage tax and accounting aspects of procurements
How we can support you
  • A highly experienced team with specialist industry knowledge provides independent and objective financial and transaction advice
  • Our experience and skill in managing competitive tender processes deliver value for money
  • Leading-edge knowledge of debt and equity markets and structures enables us to develop innovative financing structures that deliver robust and efficient project solutions
  • Providing the necessary resources to complete complex transactions
PwC services

Our service offering includes:

  • Transaction advice to the public & private sector on PPPs and PFI
  • Scoping and developing the project and the implementation of the procurement process
  • Structuring the deal and arranging finance for the private sector
  • Negotiating through to financial close
  • Assisting partnership management post contract award
  • Post-transaction services
  • Project Finance – long-term funding for infrastructure development
  • Public sector policy and strategy advice
  • Corporate financing services and debt advice
  • Regional development and grants advice
  • Outsourcing advice

Public to private 

For companies that feel undervalued by public markets, PwC provides advice and execution expertise on public to private transactions and de-listings. We advise throughout the transaction and project manage other advisers.

We are the leading corporate finance adviser on UK public to private transactions having advised on more P-to-Ps than any other adviser. PwC provides the full range of services necessary to complete a deal, including strategic advice, taxation advice, pensions advice, legal advice, regulatory compliance and due diligence. 

Potential issues
  • Your company is undervalued by the stock markets
  • Your listing does not provide any tangible benefits
  • You are considering 'going private'
How we can support you
  • Expert advice and experience of the leading Public-to-Private adviser
  • Strong relationships with private equity houses and other sources of finance
  • Benefit of access to specialists in the rules and regulations governing public listed companies and de-listing
  • Deep industry knowledge across the full range of industry sectors
PwC's public to private services include
  • Deal origination
  • Offeror and offeree advisory work
  • Valuation advice
  • Debt raising and private equity financing
  • Preparation of business plans and financial modelling of projections
  • Liaising with regulatory authorities on all regulatory issues
  • Project management of other advisers (e.g. brokers, lawyers, reporting accountants et cetera)
  • Offer documentation

Valuations 

Value is high on every corpate agenda. It could be in a business, a brand or a bonus plan; about investment, impairment or intangibles; needed for a takeover, transfer pricing or tax assessment. Valuation can be controversial and subjective so you need an independent opinion which will stand up to scrutiny.

Every valuation includes a figure. But a figure on its own may not tell the whole story or take the decision for you. Valuation isn't valuation without expert analysis and understanding of the facts behind the figures.

Every day, businesses turn to PwC for robust business valuation advice covering all the angles. As you would expect from PwC, what we provide is an informed, expert judgement backed by deep industry knowledge.

Are you weighing up an investment opportunity? Looking to agree a valuation with tax authorities? Or seeking a valuation for accounting purposes? Whatever the issue, we'll add our judgement to yours, to help you take the right decisions. 

Potential issues
  • You are planning on conducting a merger, an acquisition or re-structuring the organisation
  • You need to value your intangible assets, e.g. brands, goodwill, intellectual property, for tax purposes or financial reporting requirements e.g. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • You want to transfer assets within the organisation and need to understand the value
  • You have a dispute and need to negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs to maximise tax benefits
  • You have insufficient in-house valuation expertise or resources
How we can support you
  • Evaluating major investment decisions to improve business value
  • Maximising tax benefits
  • Delivering rigorous financial, economic and strategic advice to improve the value of the organisationProviding expert valuation opinion and reports from industry specialists for disputes and arbitration
  • We have extensive experience of addressing valuation issues such as impairment reviews under UK GAAP, US GAAP and IFRS
PwC's valuations services include
  • Valuations of unlisted companies, businesses, shareholdings, goodwill, know-how, brands and other intangible assets
  • Valuations for regulatory purposes
  • Independent Expert Valuation opinion - evidence and reports
  • Fairness opinions
  • Purchase Price Allocation for IFRS, UK and US GAAP
  • Impairment review of assets for IFRS, UK and US GAAP
  • Complex valuations including highly-leveraged businesses and international projects
  • Investment decision analysis
  • Maximising tax benefits for individuals and organisations.