Deal Advisory

Comprehensive deal advisory services that accelerate business growth

Deal Advisory

As a pragmatic, commercially focused and highly experienced team, BDO Corporate Finance can provide excellent advice to you through the wide suite of services we offer.

Our team gives full, wide-ranging support to clients, helping them achieve corporate objectives and grow shareholder and personal wealth.

BDO is Global #1 in Most Active M&A Advisors and Most Active Advisor & Accountant (PE) according to Pitchbook league tables 2022 with a total transactions value of $114,6 billion. BDO Corporate Finance is truly Global with 2500 corporate finance employees across the globe and 120 counties provided dedicated corporate finance services.
Our annual deals highlight video showcases BDO’s global M&A strength and showcases some of the top Irish deals overseen by the BDO Ireland Corporate Finance team.

Our areas of expertise


We advise businesses looking to grow through acquisitions. 

Our Mergers and Acquisitions team will research and identify suitable targets, and approach and negotiate on your behalf. The team liaises directly with third parties to ensure we get the best deal for you.

We advise on all aspects of the acquisition process including:

  • Develop the acquisition strategy
  • Identify targets
  • Making the approach
  • Initial review of business
  • Heads of agreement
  • Due diligence
  • Securing finance (debt/equity)
  • Negotiation
  • Completion

For a manager, becoming the owner of the company for which they work can be a highly rewarding experience. However, embarking on this process while continuing to manage the business on a day-to-day basis can be extremely stressful and very demanding.

Our experienced team can negotiate and manage the deal ensuring the best possible completion for the MBO team. Managers involved in this process can take comfort from, and be sure in the knowledge that the process is being managed by highly skilled and experienced professionals, allowing them to focus on their areas of expertise – growing their business.

Our team take a proactive role in an MBO process which includes:

  • Assessing the opportunity
  • Independent advice & commitment
  • Negotiating the deal
  • Arranging finance
  • Act as a buffer to management / directors – allow them to run the business as normal
  • Project manage to completion

Our Sale of Business team focuses on advising you on how to maximise the value of your business on sale.

There is always a market for quality businesses and while it is true that economic conditions should influence your decision to sell, the stage of development and the industry sector you are in are also important factors. Before deciding to sell, assess the current state of the market in order to gauge the most appropriate and profitable time to sell your business.

We can assist and advise on all aspects of the sale process including:

  • Develop the sale strategy
  • Preparation of information
  • Identification and selection of purchaser(s)
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Selection of preferred party
  • Negotiation of sale
  • Heads of agreement
  • Legal agreements; and
  • Taxation considerations/other.

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. 

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

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