The pace of today’s M&A activity demands decision-makers to make the right moves confidently and swiftly to avoid missing opportunities. This requires clarity and an in-depth understanding of the deal – both of which can be difficult to achieve as the deal-making environment becomes more complex.

Our M&A team assists clients throughout the whole transaction process. We start with analyzing, defining as well as executing a fitting portfolio-strategy in regards to acquisitions, business sell-offs, mergers or strategic partnerships.

In terms of support during the execution of deals, we help with the

  • Evaluation of strategic options,
  • Company valuation,
  • Search for a fitting buyer or target-business and
  • Negotiations until a final SPA can be reached.

Additionally, we coordinate the legal and tax aspects of M&A projects as well as according to Financial Due Diligence services.

Buying a business

KPMG's integrated team of specialists helps you ask and answer the right questions throughout the acquisition life cycle.

If you are considering buying a business, KPMG’s integrated team of specialists helps you ask and answer the right questions throughout the acquisition life cycle, from developing the optimal acquisition strategy right through to delivering the expected value.

This may consider questions of maximizing shareholder value, identifying acquisition targets, realizing value through synergy effects, evaluating the asset’s worth and setting a purchase price and planning and executing the implementation process after the closing of the transaction.

Further information: Buy Side Services

Selling a business

If you are considering selling a business, KPMG’s integrated team of specialists supports you throughout the divestment process.

Our integrated team of specialists works with you to ask and answer the right questions throughout the divestment process, from developing an exit strategy through the structuring of the transaction, the market placement and the due diligence to the negotiation and closing of the transaction.

Thanks to our extensive experience from a variety of successful divestitures we can assist you with optimizing your company’s value, executing an exit-strategy, preparing and executing a business-sale, structuring the transaction process as well as with your negotiation tactics and the separation process after a successful divestment and therefore help you with protecting your strategic and financial interests.

Further information: Sell Side Services

Funding a business

We guide you through the process of raising capital in both the debt and equity markets.

A strategic approach to defining your capital financing objectives and understanding your debt and equity financing options is essential to sustainable growth. We offer hands-on assistance through the process of raising capital, from initial assessment and strategy to successful execution.

Thereby, the optimal capital structure is examined, financing options are identified and evaluated, the deal preparation and execution are guided and support will be provided on the communication with the stakeholders.

Further information: Debt & Capital Advisory

Succession planning

Business succession planning involves numerous challenges and complex questions.

Each case is unique and requires a tailor-made approach as well as individual assistance. Our team of experts supports you through the entire process from the decision-making to its successful execution.

Depending on the situation, a sale to a third-party might be the best solution for a business succession. In such a case, strategic investors and private equity firms can be considered as a new owner of the company.

Our expertise

KPMG is your competent and experienced partner to successfully support you in the execution of such a transaction. There are many reasons to rely on us:

  • Extensive experience from various transactions
  • Deep sector knowledge and industry experience
  • Established contacts to potential buyers in Switzerland but also globally through KPMG’s truly international network
  • Orchestration of the entire process and thus fully relieving the shareholders and management team from day-to-day deal execution
  • Multidisciplinary approach: A single source for all transaction needs
  • Structuring the business for sale (e.g. in relation to non-core assets or separation of business units)
  • Communication and coordination of all involved work streams and parties
  • Seamless support from a tax and legal perspective

Key contacts M&A Lead Advisory

Key contacts M&A Tax & Legal