Doing the right deal

If you are considering doing a deal, you’ll know there are many vital questions to be answered including: Are we paying the right price? Can value be created through the transaction? What are the tax implications? Can the business be successfully integrated? What are the risks?

How KPMG can help

We help dealmakers buy and sell businesses and finance transactions in every sector. We know the importance of getting deals right and our objective is to help you preserve, create and enhance value. Our integrated private equity approach brings together professionals from multiple disciplines to provide partner-led solutions to private equity issues, from investment right through the growth phase to exit.

Our services

Assessing the financial and commercial position of a potential target before an offer is made and before detailed due diligence is possible. We’ll help give you increased confidence in available financial and commercial information, allowing a more realistic valuation and indicative bid. 

Putting management projections and business strategy in commercial context. We focus on market dynamics, disruptors and drivers of growth. We consider the competitive landscape, customer and supplier considerations, and the company’s differentiation. Can be bidder or vendor initiated, with the objective of preempting bidder concerns around strategic and commercial risks. Visit our Commerical Due Diligence page for more.

Our sector specialisms include:

  • technology & telco
  • aviation & future mobility
  • healthcare & lifescience
  • industrial & engineering
  • financial services
  • agri-food 

Assessing the risks and opportunities of a proposed transaction and helping reduce the risk of surprises afterwards. Financial due diligence teams led by KPMG professionals with significant experience to help you identify the deal specific risks, opportunities, and value drivers.

Performing due diligence on a portfolio company to identify and assess risks and opportunities relevant to the proposed sale. In doing this we will focus on those issues which are important to a prospective purchaser.

For those considering disposal of a portfolio company, we can assist in the preparation of project financial information particularly in relation to information underpinning key value drivers.

We will work collaboratively with Management to present a coherent data set supporting the investment case, help identify key vendor issues through pre-sale due diligence and make recommendations.

We can help with accounting and other areas within sale and purchase agreements including completion accounting, price adjustment mechanisms and the scope of warranties and indemnities. 

We have a leading team focused on buy-side and sell-side of M&A advisory. Our track record demonstrates our ability to add value to clients in a broad range of transactions. We have team of experts who have experience advising transactions across a range of industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Energy
  • Renewables
  • Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Food & Agribusiness

Our valuations team offers technically sound, commercially focused, independent valuations for specific client needs. We recognise that a valuation is not a simple numbers exercise. We spend time working to understand your business dynamics, as well as industry and value drivers. We can draw on extensive experience to apply relevant valuation approaches and methodologies, using industry knowledge and market analysis. 

Navigate the climate change and sustainability agenda with our team of sustainability practitioners, economists, engineers, corporate strategists, accountants and financiers.

Our deal-related services include:

  • ESG strategy: Develop and implement your strategy and review proposed investments from a sustainability perspective.
  • ESG financing options: Assess green options for your investments or fundraising, such as green bonds and sustainability-linked loans.
  • ESG due diligence: Preparing a sell side or buy side ESG due diligence report on your portfolio company or a target acquisition

Plan and execute your ESG programmes with our Sustainable Futures team - find out more here.

Get in touch

We know how important it is to do the right deal. Contact our Private Equity team below to find out how we can support your business objectives. We'd be delighted to hear from you.

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