Our locally based specialists in PwC's Transaction Services and Corporate Finance provide deal support to clients who are undertaking the acquisition, restructuring or disposal of companies and businesses. We also provide comprehensive financial, economic, and strategic advice to companies facing complex business problems. Our team utilises its industry and financial experience to provide creative solutions and ideas that increase value to clients during transactions and when they are making important decisions that define their futures.
Mergers & Acquisitions: making the deal, valuation of businesses and due diligence
Our clients include local and international corporations investing within their industry sector for strategic purposes, or financial investors seeking appropriate investment opportunities for returns within a given time horizon. Corporations of the Baltic rim are increasingly identifying the need for consolidation within their industry sectors across the region.
We assist companies going through the process of mergers, acquisitions, disposals, reorganisation, finance raising or investor search by providing fresh ideas, creative and practical solutions during these critical periods. We act as business advisors to corporations, strategic and financial investors through every aspect of the transaction, from identifying acquisition targets or potential investors to negotiating and closing the deal.
Building on the strengths of our reputation, experience and the global network of deal specialists and corporate finance professionals we are capable of working effectively on both local and cross-border deals. When providing due diligence services we assist clients in identifying and managing risks and returns in a deal situation, as well as offering our clients a local understanding of the risk issues that may arise in the transaction.
We also assist clients going through restructuring and contemplating spin-offs of business that no longer support their business strategy. We have acted both on the buy-side and the sell-side of the transactions. On behalf of the potential investors we have identified acquisition candidates and helped with negotiations. We have helped our clients to find investors who can provide both financial resources and industry know-how.
Business valuations and corporate value enhancement
Valuation and pricing of businesses takes place in any transaction – be it acquisition, merger or disposal. However, assistance of our business valuation specialists might be useful also in other situations. In the current market environment, pressure is great to create and enhance shareholder value. We help clients understand how strategies and business decisions will affect the value of their business and its components.
We assist clients in defining, creating and enhancing their value when considering strategic and financial alternatives, mergers, acquisitions and divestments, capital investments, corporate finance, tax and financial reporting strategies, and shareholder value management. Our in-depth industry knowledge helps us to determine value drivers and impact of various strategies and factors on the business value.
Feasibility studies, financial analysis and project finance
We advise companies, the Government and municipal institutions on significant and strategically important investment projects from their early phases till completion and assist with finance raising and development of business plans and long-term financial projections.
We were directly involved in many of the largest privatisation transactions in Latvia by either advising the Government or investors. We have also advised on restructuring of industries and companies, and various financial aspects and finance raising for infrastructure and other investment projects.