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Sell-side due diligence and vendor assistance

Are you looking to sell or carve out a piece of your business? You may need to show potential buyers an in-depth report on the financial health of the business. This is called sell-side due diligence. Our Deals specialists can provide you an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.

Sell-side due diligence aims to address the concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding buyer. For vendors undertaking a disposal or selling off a part of their own business, vendor assistance provides custom solutions to help successfully complete divestments.

Our vendor assistance specialists help company management and their lead advisers throughout the process, making sure opportunities and issues are understood and the approaches to maximizing value opportunities and mitigating risks are identified and executed.

Business issues you may face

  • Your company's strategy involves disposing of part of the business, whether through a carve-out of business units or sale of existing entities
  • Your company is in the process of restructuring or refocusing its activities
  • You want to reposition your portfolio focus on core businesses or return value to shareholders
  • You’ve started to feel pressure from financiers as a result of deteriorating financial ratios

We can help

  • Provide vendors with greater control over the sale process and the timing of sale, which can help secure a higher price for the business
  • Provide purchasers with greater certainty over the nature of the business and the underlying quality, composition and trajectory of its earnings and cash flow
  • Reduce disruption to the business with a controlled sale process
  • Add credibility to the facts, figures and information provided in the Confidential Information Memorandum
  • Reduce the amount of time and access a buyer would need to do their own due diligence
  • Identify value-critical issues, providing the option to regroup and mitigate issues outside the glare of publicity
  • Execute the divestment from the point of announcement to reduce business disruption and accelerate transfer to new owners
  • Identify transition service and other carve out support requirements and develop execution plans through close and post close

Contact us

Richard Pay

Richard Pay

Private equity and Pensions Leader, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 416 941 8357

Miriam Pozza

Miriam Pozza

Partner, Deals, Transaction Services Global and Canada Deals, ESG Leader, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 514 205 5286

Philip Heywood

Philip Heywood

National Financial Services Deals Leader and Deals Leader, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 604 806 7673

Kris McConnell

Kris McConnell

Partner, Alberta Transaction Services, PwC Canada

Tel: +1 403 509 7484

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