THE EUROPEAN CONSOLIDATION BOARD


                                      European Consolidation Board for Foreign Industry (ECBFI)

TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

 

 

Transaction services helps companies make acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances, and to access the global capital markets. In each case we have the same overriding objective: to ensure clients maximise the return on their deal.

With many dedicated specialists in the ECBFI transaction services business they can bring a unique combination of financial, commercial and operational insight to every deal. Our dedicated industry specialists across these disciplines deliver unparalleled knowledge to our clients as we navigate the deal process with them.

TRANSACTIONAL LEAD ADVISOrY SErVICES

We can help you assess the strategic fit of a business by evaluating potential synergies, project managing the steps, assisting in negotiations and financial models, and in measuring transaction implications.

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Management buy-outs
  • Buy-ins, fundraisings
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Takeovers
  • Mergers
  • Strategic reviews

BUY SIDE DUE DILIGENCE AND ISSUES WITH SOLUTIONS

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, commercial and market due diligence, synergy validation, maintainable earnings, future cash flows and all operational issues, as well as deal structuring.

Potential issues

  • You want to strengthen your company's core business by acquiring rival products that are almost identical in function/performance to your own
  • You need to build on your company's existing activities by purchasing complementary products
  • You want to purchase a company to gain access to its existing products in new markets, or to increase your customer base
  • You need to expand your company's current portfolio of products and services through the acquisition of new ones - potentially to provide a hedge against the movements in the markets in which the company operates
  • You want to spread your company's market risk by purchasing a company providing similar products or services in another country.
 
 
  • By enhancing the purchaser's understanding of the target business and therefore increasing the likelihood of the deal achieving its objectives
  • By helping you to identify and understand critical success factors and therefore improve your understanding of all the relevant issues so that informed decisions can be made
  • By highlighting strengths that can be built upon or weaknesses that can be resolved.

More about ECBFI financial due diligence services

  • Commercial due diligence involves a comprehensive review of the company's business plan in the context of market conditions and the industry/competition
  • Strategic reviews help companies formulate their corporate strategy and diagnose poor performance, providing a basis on which to prepare plans for improvement and to evaluate new markets and potential acquisition targets. In the case of financial institutions, they assess the feasibility of business plan
  • Contact transactions@ecbfi.co.uk