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A listed company will require ongoing financial advice with regards to any contemplated transactions. It is essential that a listed company complies with the requirements and guidelines of the relevant regulatory authorities and take-over code.

Our Corporate Finance team can advise on the technical issues surrounding listed company transactions, as well as give practical advice on the mechanics of the deal process itself. We will work closely with you to ensure that we meet your requirements and your planned timetable.

With regards to listed company transactions, our Corporate Finance team is able to:

  • Advise on the requirements and guidelines of the relevant regulatory authorities and take-over code with regard to any particular transaction
  • Prepare any shareholders’ circular(s) and/or notices as required
  • Provide advice on structuring
  • Provide independent advice and fairness opinion
  • Co-ordinate the work of other advisers on the transaction

A business is faced with various critical decisions at different stages of its growth. For instance, a company well along its way in development may consider bringing its business to new heights through an initial public offering, while mergers and acquisitions may also present sound options to accelerate business growth.

We help our clients plan, execute and integrate transactions in the most efficient manner, both domestically and across markets.

Financial due diligence review
The basic objective of a financial due diligence review is to assist a buyer, investor or lender in assessing a target through investigation and inquiry into relevant events and conditions. By combining the expertise of accountants, tax professionals and business advisers, we go beyond a pure accounting, tax or systems assignment to consider each target from a business perspective.

We can help identify potential issues or "soft spots" that might require re-negotiation of the deal structure or terms of a purchase agreement, placing particular emphasis on areas subject to management judgment or estimates.

Business valuation
In today's ever-changing economic environment, organisations have a pressing need to effectively manage risks, maximise cash flow and make important business and financial decisions. Whatever the business objectives may be behind your need for business valuation services, we have the skills and experience to deliver a thorough and substantiated conclusion.

Business valuation may seem to be all about numbers, but number crunching is only part of the exercise. The real challenge is bringing together business, legal, regulatory and technical understanding to arrive at a valuation that all parties agree is fair to assist you to make an informed decision.

Mergers & acquisitions
Our mergers and acquisitions team handles buy-sell mandates of all sizes by leveraging our extensive database and the international BDO network.

On the buy side, we research and identify suitable targets based on set criteria. We then approach and negotiate on your behalf to ensure you achieve the best deal. Together with our other teams, such as the tax specialists and private equity group, we assist you in structuring and financing the acquisition in the most efficient and effective manner.

On the sell side, our advice focuses on maximising the value of the business on sale. We handhold you throughout the sale process, from discussing your options and evaluating your business, through identifying potential acquirers or investors, to completing the transaction.

Furthermore, our due diligence team can help with all kinds of specialist investigations.

Capital raisings
Raising capital be it debt or equity can be the most difficult task in any business. We assist clients that wish to raise capital by assessing their needs, recommending the appropriate strategy and tapping our wide network of investors, lenders and financial institutions for the required solution.