• Transaction Services

Transaction Services

Obtaining a true picture of the underlying business is an important part of both the acquisition process and the post transaction strategy. Our Transaction Services team focuses on establishing the precise reason for the investigation from the outset and works with you in tailoring it to meet your needs.

Our Transaction Services team can provide the following services to your business:

  • Due diligence reviews
  • Strategic reviews

Due Diligence Reviews

The scope of a due diligence review depends on the transaction and your specific needs. Typically, however, most buyers, investors or lenders are interested in:

  • understanding the business, its people and its drivers
  • key risks and opportunities in the business
  • any potential ‘deal breakers’
  • issues likely to affect the purchase price or the terms of the transaction
  • assessing the sustainability of historical earnings
  • quality of assets
  • immediate and future tax consequences
  • potential business synergies associated with the transaction
  • reliability of financial projections.

We can support you in the following ways:

  • We can identify the issues important to you and work with you in gaining a clear understanding of their implications
  • We can enhance your understanding of the target business and therefore increase the likelihood of meeting your objectives
  • We can offer independent, practical and robust advice that focuses on the key issues allowing you make an informed decision

Strategic reviews

The current climate has put increasing pressure on businesses to keep a tighter handle on operations and finances. Whether for the purposes of once –off internal management review, bank request, ongoing management reviews or other, BDO can offer a full suite of support services in this area.