Transaction services

Acquirers can reap significant financial and strategic benefits through an acquisition. However, there are risks that need to be systematically identified and properly managed. Potential deal breakers may be overlooked and negotiation points compromised.

Due diligence helps to identify deal breakers, to uncover ‘black holes’, analyse financial and operational health, set negotiation parameters, challenge valuation assumptions and to assess risks. Effective due diligence could uncover potential upsides and hidden value e.g. operational improvements, cost savings, revenue maximisation, turnaround/restructuring/synergistic opportunities, tax optimisation and better asset utilisation.

Do you:

  • Understand your target’s business?
  • Have adequate understanding of the financial information used in your valuation of the target?
  • Know how the target has truly performed in the past?
  • Know what is not being reported in the target’s balance sheet?
  • Know what are the financial, tax and legal exposures?
  • Know how to address and follow up on the risks/deal issues identified?
  • Need to plan ahead or set a roadmap for post-deal purposes?

Understanding the different concerns and various strategic, financial, tax and legal drivers behind each transaction is pivotal to making the right deal decision.


Support throughout the deal continuum:

Backed by a team of multi-disciplinary professionals from Tax M&A, Corporate Finance and Consulting, we are in a position to assemble teams/expertise that is unique to each transaction. Our Transaction Services practice comprising expatriate and local professionals, provides services throughout the deal continuum: from deal strategy, deal execution, negotiation support to post-deal integration with hundreds of due diligence projects covering transactions of various deal sizes, complexity and industry coverage behind us. During FY12 itself, we worked on over 50 inbound M&A transactions.

Do contact us for:

Analysis and validation of key deal issues such as:

  • Value drivers and operating cash flows
  • Net debt position
  • Working capital review
  • Quality of earnings and assets
  • Liabilities, contingencies and commitments
  • Direct and indirect tax contingencies
  • Related party transactions/stand-alone costs
  • Highlight key risks arising from the target’s human resource and information technology functions and areas for improvement post deal completion

Provision of input to support your bid and enhance your negotiation position.

Identification of risks and proposal of price adjustment mechanisms, legal agreements and tax structuring.

For more details, please download our publication "Taking Control".

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Get in touch

Ong Tiong Hooi

Partner, Deals Services, PwC Vietnam

Tel: +8493 869 9691

Le Minh Tuan

Director, Transaction Services, PwC Vietnam

Tel: +8490 977 2724