Every single transaction that a company carries out is unique in its own way and is
characterized by its own special set of circumstances. A variety of considerations come
into play when a company is evaluating merger and acquisition opportunities or is
determining the best structure of a deal from a financing and tax perspective.
R&A leverages on its transaction expertise to assist clients pursuing acquisition or
investment opportunities in executing deals that create shareholder value. R&A's
extensive experience across a broad array of industries and transactions enables it to
handle all the complexities relating to business transaction modelling.
Mergers & Acquisitions
R&A helps clients identify better deals and create value through mergers, acquisitions,
divestitures and restructuring. R&A works with them to help develop the right strategy
before the transaction, execute seamlessly, identify issues and points of negotiation
and value, and implement changes to deliver synergies and improvements after the
R&A's Negotiation Support experts provide a range of services to support buyers and
sellers of businesses in their contract and deal negotiations. R&A provides its clients
with valuable inputs to support their bid and enhance their negotiating position.
Drawing from its experience in concluding many successful deals, R&A provides the
appropriate negotiation support required whatever the stage of the process or nature of
R&A offers discrete, professional negotiating support to help with the initial preliminary
discussions, preparation of supportive material and suitable deal structure
implementation to uncover additional leverage, amongst other things. R&A specialises
in providing expert advice in relation to business negotiations between companies, or
between companies and other stakeholders such as governments.
Structuring the deal is a key aspect of completing a successful business transaction. It is
critical to ensure that the management; employees; past, current and future investors,
are all satisfied with the company under its new capital structure.
R&A's focused approach towards structuring the transactions encompasses all the
accounting, tax and regulatory considerations that may have a significant bearing on
the structure of the transaction. R&A strives to assist its clients in identifying and
assessing the best possible structure for a deal which maximises the shareholder's
POST DEAL SUPPORT
R&A assists its clients in organizing and closing the deal. R&A continues to collaborate
and advise its clients during the post-deal phase also (e.g. advice on enforcement of
indemnities for breach of representations and warranties or price adjustment mechanisms; action aimed at minimizing or curtailing the tax, legal, labour or other risks detected in the due diligence).
R&A assists its clients with the preparation of all board room and shareholders decisions
in view of post-acquisition restructuring.
In today's highly competitive, deal making environment where companies are looking
forward to large scale expansion either domestic or transnational, buyers and sellers
need reliable information for managing the complexities of the transaction.
It is of prime importance to identify viable opportunities and gauge potential threats
without losing much time as the business environment continues to be volatile and
R&A employs a focused methodology to rapidly assess business transactions to avoid
costly missteps that may arise as a result of incomplete or flawed information.
With a focus on feasibility and financial viability of the transaction, R&A generates
objective and reliable due diligence reports that form an integral component of the
decision making process and serve as an ideal complement to the internal resources of
Financial Due Diligence
R&A offers financial due diligence services for clients that are contemplating
investments, mergers and acquisitions or strategic partnerships. IT assesses the
financial position of the target by looking at earnings history, nature of cash flows,
future earnings potential, nature of substantive liabilities and assets, working capital,
tax compliance etc.
R&A conducts an extensive review of financial statements and financial pro formas to
ensure that the projected financial statements are accurate and reflect the reality. This is important not only to avoid overboard pricing but also to ensure that the internal control and risk management objectives are met.
Corporate Due Diligence
To realize the maximum value and to evaluate competing investment opportunities,
conventional financial reviews and forecasts are necessary, but not sufficient. They
must be complemented by an assessment of the fit and synergy potential of both the
parties to the deal.
R&A works alongside its clients to identify and assess key risk factors and uncertainties
including factors like corporate history and ownership structure, litigation history,
environmental performance, business and political affiliations, cultural differences etc.