Services for Buyers

Are you considering purchasing a company, or are you already in talks with a company you would like to buy? We can help you in all phases of the transaction, so that the transaction is executed efficiently and is as beneficial for you as possible.

We provide comprehensive management of the transaction process for you. The process starts by clarifying the goals and expectations of the buyer and a following identification and approaching of suitable target companies. The buyer then submits an indicative bid for the purchase of the company to its owners and in case that the bid interests the owners, the buyer is invited into to next phase of the transaction process. In the next step, it is necessary to conduct comprehensive due diligence of the target company, based on which it is possible to assess the current state and future performance potential of the target company, including risk areas. Based on this information, it is possible to value the target company and to submit a binding bid for purchase to the owners. In the very end of the process, transaction documentation is negotiated and the assets are transferred to their new owner.

Our seasoned professionals from the team of Mergers & Acquisitions, in cooperation with the Valuation and Due Diligence teams, will guide you through all the steps of the transaction, from the identification of suitable acquisition targets to the negotiation of the best possible conditions of the share purchase agreement and closing the transaction. Our team provides comprehensive management of the transaction process for you. Below, please see an overview of our services by the individual stage of a transaction.


Our services:

Identification of suitable targets

  • We help  you specify the criteria for a target company and find suitable companies.
  • We approach the target companies for you and find out their willingness discuss a potential sale.
  • We prepare a confidentiality agreement and facilitate an exchange of information.
  • We prepare an indicative bid for the purchase of the target company and present the bid to its owners.

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Due diligence and valuation of the target company

  • We organize and conduct due diligence (an in-depth review of the financial and commercial state of the company) so that you are able to assess the key parameters of the company (particularly with regard to the company’s future ability to generate profit) and to identify risk areas.
  • We help you value the target company based on the information from the due diligence and prepare a binding bid for the owners of the company.

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Negotiation of transaction documentation and closing of the transaction

  • We reflect the information gathered in the due diligence in the purchase agreement, so that it is as beneficial and risk-less as possible.
  • We help you set the commercial parameters of the purchase agreement.
  • We assist you in the negotiation of the purchase agreement and in closing the transaction.

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Services after closing of the transaction

  • After the conclusion of the transaction, we advise you on how best to integrate the purchased company into your own company and achieve the greatest possible synergies.

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Why PwC
✔ We have offices in 158 countries, in which we employ 236,000 people. Due to our employees’ broad network of contacts, we are able to address the responsible persons in a large number of companies, and thus to discuss the specific questions relating to the sale or purchase of a company directly with those that decide in the matter.
✔ Our employees are experts in their field with many years of experience in projects within the Czech Republic and abroad.
✔ We have experience with transactions in multiple industries, among other in IT, energy, construction, retail, healthcare, travel, tourism, electronics, heavy industry, packaging industry and more.

References:

Advising on the purchase of a logistical company

Client:  Czech logistical and transport company

Project type:  Advisory services for the buyer

PwC role:  Advising a Czech transport and logistics company in the purchase of a competitor company. The project included the preparation of an indicative bid, coordination of financial, tax and legal due diligence and the negotiation of final transaction documentation.

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Advising in the identification of suitable acquisition targets

Client:  Major international trade and manufacturing company

Project type:  Advisory services for the buyer

PwC role:  Advising a major international trade and manufacturing company in the identification of suitable acquisition targets focusing on manufacturing parts for the automotive industry. Our team conducted a screening of several central European markets based on specific requirements of the client, and compiled a longlist, a shortlist and detailed profiles of selected potential targets.

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Advising in a contemplated purchase of a company

Client:  Leading Czech logistics and transport company

Project type:  Advisory services for the buyer

PwC role:  Advising a leading Czech transport and logistics company in a contemplated acquisition in southern Europe. The project included the preparation of a business plan, a valuation of potential synergies, an assessment of due diligence findings and assistance in negotiations.

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Contacts

Miroslav Bratrych

Miroslav Bratrych

Lead Partner, Advisory Services, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 603 251 730

Jan Hadrava

Jan Hadrava

Mergers & Acquisitions, Strategy, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 724 373 655

Jan Dvořák

Jan Dvořák

Financial Due Diligence, PwC Czech Republic

Tel: +420 251 151 201

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