We are well-known in the marketplace for our knowledge and experience in all types of financial transactions:
We help companies make acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances, and to access the global capital markets. In each case we have the same overriding objective: to help clients maximise the return on their deal.
Our clients include the world's leading companies and private equity houses.
We act as deal managers helping clients get deals done faster, with less disruption and at a more attractive price. Using cross-functional teams, we bring together all the relevant expertise from across the firm, including tapping into the firm’s vast industry sector knowledge.
The PwC Channel Islands firm have experts who specialise in Transaction Services. They focus on the deal continuum from strategy through execution to post deal integration, including financial and operational due diligence, accessing the capital markets and negotiating and structuring deals. In the past 12 months we have been involved in listings on Amsterdam, London, Dublin, AIM and the Channel Island Stock Exchange, working alongside some of the largest investment banks and prominent law firms, looking out for mutual clients.
The Channel Islands team will typically work with a combination of resources from other firms in the PwC Global network.
Any organisation considering a deal needs to check all the assumptions it is making about that deal. Financial due diligence provides peace of mind to both corporate and financial buyers, by analysing and validating all the financial, commercial, operational and strategic assumptions being made. It uses past trading experience to form a view of the future and confirms that there are no 'black holes'.
The components of the service are revenue and market due diligence, synergy validation, maintainable earnings, future cash flows and all operational issues, as well as deal structuring.
You want to strengthen your company’s core business by acquiring rival products that are almost identical in function/performance to your own
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 (acquirors) and sellers (vendors) with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.
Vendor due diligence aims to address the concerns and issues that may be relevant to even the most demanding purchaser. 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, ensuring that opportunities and issues are understood and the correct steps are taken.
Vendor assistance is potentially more suitable in situations where the likely purchasers are trade buyers and can be less time consuming than 'full scope' vendor due diligence. The key difference between vendor due diligence and vendor assistance is that the latter is provided for the benefit of the vendor only.
Our dedicated tax experts advise on designing the optimal deal structure and how to effect transactions. The team provides solutions to support a broad range of transactions, including acquisitions, divestments, IPOs, group reorganisations and financial restructurings.
The team starts by looking closely at the specific transaction objectives to be achieved. These are balanced with the relevant accounting, tax, regulatory and commercial considerations to provide you with the optimal deal structure.
You may be contemplating a particular transaction, such as:
Corporate and private equity buyers/sellers need to understand quickly and effectively the main business drivers of an investment, as well as the actions required to deliver transaction value most efficiently.
PwC’s post-deal services and operational solutions team ensures that transactions are handled with speed, focus and attention to detail. As a result, opportunities and problems are clearly highlighted and steps can be taken to address these quickly and efficiently so that you can concentrate on your core business.
We provide bid support services that help companies to make and defend hostile bids.
If you are a bidder, we prepare hostile reviews on your own business and analysis of the vulnerability of the target.
For defenders, we work from the moment a hostile bid is announced to help defend or achieve the best price for your company. Because of our experience in defence situations we can help company management position themselves favourably to the markets during the bid.