Whether you are a buyer or a seller, PwC’s Middle East due diligence specialists can assist and advise you in your financial, commercial, market and operational due diligence in order to help you maximise the value from a proposed transaction. Our approach to due diligence is about understanding the dynamics of the deal and the business, its motives, its value drivers, its synergies, its risks and, ultimately, its pricing.
Our services span the entire deal cycle, from early stage deal evaluation through execution to post acquisition integration and deal harvesting, depending on the needs of the client.
Financial due diligence
Financial due diligence helps you identify and focus attention on the factors in the business that will be critical to its future success, and ensure that the financial information of the target business reflects the reality.
We focus our due diligence on those areas that have the most impact on value, leveraging our deep local and international transactions experience to uncover hidden risks and opportunities to help you maximise the value captured. We can help buyers to:
Vendor due diligence and vendor assistance
For vendors, we can also work with you as either vendor due diligence or vendor assistance specialists. When a company is up for sale (or selling off one of its parts) it needs to show an in-depth report on its financial health to potential buyers. This is called vendor due diligence. PwC provides comfort to both buyers and sellers with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects. Vendor due diligence helps you to:
For vendors undertaking a disposal or selling off a part of their own business, vendor assistance provides bespoke solutions to assist you in successfully completing your divestments. Our vendor assistance specialists work alongside company management and their lead advisers throughout the process, helping you to:
Commercial and market due diligence
Our dedicated Strategy team comprises commercial and market due diligence experts who will advise you on your investment and acquisition strategies. Their in-depth industry and market know-how allows them to identify and address the key commercial issues quickly and cost-efficiently.
Sale and Purchase Agreements
For both buyers and vendors, we can provide Sale and Purchase Agreements support. In any transaction, the Sales and purchase agreements represents the outcome of key commercial and pricing negotiations. Our dedicated Sales and purchase agreements team provides expert support at all stages of a transaction from pre-deal work through to post-completion support.
Pre-deal, the team assists in the identification and articulation of value issues related to pricing and deal completion mechanics, to assist clients in their Sales and purchase agreements negotiations formulating the arguments and counter-arguments required to justify your proposed approach. This includes providing advise to you on:
Post-deal, the team assists clients in protecting or generating value through the execution of any Sales and purchase agreements completion mechanism.