Mergers & Acquisitions

In today's competitive and frequently-changing business environment, a company's success often relies on the development and implementation of a sound growth strategy, fuelled by mergers and acquisitions. We strive to understand the needs of your business and the context in which it operates, and our specialised knowledge and expertise will ensure that you make the right decisions based on accurate analysis and relevant experience. We understand the individual nature of advice and work closely with your management team to help you develop and deliver your objectives.

Our corporate finance experts will assist you in making decisions in the following areas:

  • Acquisitions;

    If you are looking to grow your business through acquisition, our customised approach means that we follow a structured and proven methodology to identify the best opportunities for our clients. We research and identify suitable targets, and approach and negotiate on the client's behalf while providing technical and management support throughout the process.

  • Disposals;

    If you are planning on disposing of your business or including a strategic partner we can advise you on how to maximise the value of your business on sale and will give you specialist advice throughout the sale process. We are able to assist you in assessing your options, valuing your business and identifying potential acquirers or investors locally or internationally. We will provide technical and management support to you throughout the sales process to ensure the most favourable outcome.

  • Black Economic Empowerment transactions;

    A well planned Black Economic Empowerment (“BEE”) strategy is critical in today's business environment. BDO Corporate Finance is actively involved in BEE advisory transactions and can assist with industry charter requirements, scorecard requirements and compliance with the broad-based BEE Codes of Good Practice governing the industry in which your company operates. We advise both local and multi-national corporates on the introduction of suitable BEE partners, including advice on the appropriate transaction structure, pricing, terms and funding in order to implement a sustainable transaction. BDO Corporate Finance has a network of tested BEE partners and has the ability to appropriately meet the individual requirements of both parties to a BEE transaction.

  • Management buy-outs:

    Managers often lack the necessary capital to acquire the company from the selling shareholders. We will help develop negotiating strategies and finance resources for the acquisition. We work with management to structure a financing solution that provides the company with the proper blend of debt and equity to consummate the acquisition and to provide sufficient working capital to support future growth.

  • M&A financing strategies:

    We also assist in developing alternatives and recommending appropriate courses of action for owners.

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