Transaction Services

Corporate transaction activity continues to increase and is one of the quickest paths to growth - but is also loaded with uncertainty and hidden risk. Before determining an mergers and & acquisition (M&A) strategy, dealmakers should employ transaction tax analysis. 

How we can help you

With our dedicated specialists in our Transaction Services team, we can bring you, our client, a combination of financial, commercial and operational insights to your deal.

We deliver unparalleled knowledge as we navigate the deal milestones with you.

Whether you acquire, divest, or form a strategic alliance, our objective is the same – to make sure you get maximum return on your deal.

Learn more about our services below.

Buy side due diligence

An organisation considering a deal needs to check all the assumptions it makes about that deal. Financial due diligence offers peace of mind to corporate and financial buyers because it analyses and validates financial, commercial, operational and strategic assumptions being made. It uses past trading experience to formulate a view of the future and to assess if there any 'black holes'.

Areas of diligence include revenue, commercial and market due diligence, synergy validation, maintainable earnings, future cash flows, operational issues and deal structuring.

Potential reasons to acquire:

  • Strengthening your core business by acquiring new technology or rival products that are almost identical in function / performance to your own
  • Building out your current offering by purchasing complementary product lines
  • Access to new markets and a wider customer base
  • Diversifying country / market risk by acquiring a company with similar products or services in another country

How we can help:

  • Enhance your understanding of the target’s business and increase the likelihood of your deal achieving its objectives
  • Help you identify and understand critical success factors so informed decisions can be made
  • Highlight strengths that can be capitalised on or identify weaknesses which need to be overcome
  • Understanding trend of normalised earnings using a Quality of Earnings analysis, identify value levers through a Net Debt & Debt-like analysis and setting a normalised working capital peg to ensure value optimisation

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Vendor due diligence and vendor assistance

If your company is up for sale - or you are disposing part of it – you’ll need to show an in-depth report on its financial health to potential buyers - this is vendor due diligence. We help both buyers and sellers (vendors) with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects.

Our vendor assistance specialists work alongside your company’s management and lead advisers throughout the process, making sure opportunities and issues are understood and appropriate resolutions are identified.

Possible reasons to divest:

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

How we can help:

  • Early identification of value critical issues, providing the option to "regroup and fix" outside the glare of publicity
  • Provide vendors with greater control over the sale process and timing of sale minimising  business disruption
  • Provide buyers with higher degree of certainty over the nature of the business and the characteristics of its cash flow. This helps pricing decisions and assess the level of gearing required
  • Adds credibility to figures and information provided in the sales memorandum.
  • Minimises the need for multiple buyers requiring substantial access for their own due diligence work
  • Vendor assistance specialists helps ensure the vendor retains pace and initiative throughout the sale process

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Data and analytics

Dealmaking in today’s data-fuelled business landscape means you have far more information to work with than ever before. But it’s the story behind the data that matters.

With the latest technology and analytics, a strong bench of analytical talent, and a global network that brings together deep local and industry-specific deal experience, we can help you uncover insights and identify lasting value.

How we can help:

  • Embarking on a new deal opportunity?
  • Crunching the numbers for a potential sale?
  • Wondering what roadblocks lie ahead that could delay your deal?
  • Looking to strengthen your portfolio with synergistic acquisitions?

We can work with you at any point in your journey to turn complex data into business intelligence. And we can deliver the right advice at the right time to help you make the right decision. 

Learn more about our Data and Analytics services.

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Contact us

Victor Saw

Deals Leader

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1677

Albert Lee

Deals Partner, Transaction Services

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1082

Loke Shu Kew

NextGen Club Lead | Deals Director, Transaction Services

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1766

Steven Chooi

Deals Director, Transaction Services

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1367

Suren Seelan

Deals Director, Business Recovery

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1373

Valerie Joan Azavedo

Deals Director, Transaction Services

Tel: +60 (3) 2173 1384

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