Financial Due Diligence

Every transaction is different. Whether you're making an acquisition, divestiture, or strategic alliance, or raising new capital, you need to know you’re getting the maximum return on your deal.

We advise clients who are buying or selling their entire business, or a part of it, as well as those refinancing or listing on stock exchanges. Technology driven financial due diligence is at the heart of what we do, strategically assessing opportunities and risks to ensure our clients make the most informed decisions.

Leaving no stone unturned

Financial due diligence is critical to identify key business drivers and financial risks through analysis of quality of earnings and assets. Our analysis forms part of the foundation to your valuation model, which ensures you pay for the right price and generate returns for your investors.

Navigating the deal process with expertise

Whether you are a vendor or buyer, we can bring a combination of commercial, operational and financial due diligence and insight to every deal. Our experienced deal advisers are there with you every step of the way as we deliver unparalleled knowledge and navigate the deal process with you.

We combine our financial expertise with data-driven insights to help you create value across all stages of the deal lifecycle. We offer expert advice on buyer due diligence, vendor assistance and vendor due diligence.

Any organisation considering a deal has to check all the assumptions made. Financial due diligence provides peace of mind to both corporate and financial buyers, by analysing and validating all the financial assumptions being made. It uses past trading experience to form a view of the future and confirms that there are no 'black holes'.

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 due diligence provides bespoke solutions to assist you in successfully completing your divestments.

Our vendor assistance specialists work alongside company management and 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 likely purchasers are trade buyers. It is also 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.

The ask

  • Analysis of the business model and historical drivers of growth.
  • An understanding of sustainable earnings of the business to get the best bang for the buck/ avoid overpaying for the deal.
  • Validating historical key performance indicators provided.

Meeting your needs

  • Providing insights of the target business by assessing strengths that can be built upon or weaknesses that can be resolved.
  • Identification of critical success factors.
  • Validation of historical financials presented.

Bringing value to the table

Through vendor due diligence, our team creates value for each deal by:

  • Providing vendors with greater control over the sale process and the timing of sale, which can help secure a higher price for the business.
  • Giving purchasers greater certainty over the nature of the business and the characteristics of its cash flow, better informing pricing decisions and the level of gearing the structure will support.
  • Reducing disruption to the business with a more controlled sale process.
  • Adding credibility to the facts, figures and information provided in the sales memorandum.
  • Removing necessity for a buyer to have substantial access to do their own due diligence work, as they will be able to rely on the vendor due diligence report.
  • Ensuring the vendor retains its pace and initiative throughout the sale process.
  • Early identification of value critical issues, providing the option to "regroup and fix" outside the glare of publicity.
  • Rapid execution of divestment from the point of announcement, reducing the business disruption and accelerating transfer to new owners.
  • Reducing uncertainty risk for finance buyers, potentially justifying higher offers.
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Lie Kok Keong

Lie Kok Keong

Valuation Leader, PwC Singapore

Tel: +65 9770 5788

Ling Tok Hong

Ling Tok Hong

Deals Leader, PwC Singapore

Tel: +65 9690 0802