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Buyside Financial Due Diligence

When considering the acquisition of a company or a business, it is essential to get an accurate view of your future acquisition. Eight Advisory’s Transaction Services team provides corporates and private equity investors with end-to-end support throughout the entire deal process.

We start by enhancing your understanding of the target business and enable you to identify and understand all value levers as well as major risks.

By accompanying you in on site investigations, collaborating closely with the target management, analysing all available financial information and connecting with our operational, digital and tax experts where needed, we offer you the ability to understand all relevant aspects with regards to your acquisition.

Finally, our dedicated team of experts can help you with reflecting these findings properly in the purchase, lending and shareholder agreements and assist you in doing a thorough review of price adjustment clauses and covenant reporting requirements.

Our goal is to create the peace of mind you need to make well informed decisions and provide pragmatic solutions to make your acquisition successful.

Vendor Due Diligence

If you are planning on selling your company, or one of its divisions, it is essential to offer potential buyers an independent and comprehensive view of your organization. We will help you prepare and stay in control of your sales process by:

  • Preparing a vendor due diligence report presenting a clear view on your company’s financial situation
  • Prepare and hold expert calls with bidders financial advisors
  • Helping you prepare for any questions that potential buyers may have during the process of due diligence
  • Preparing data rooms/data packs
  • Executing specific analyses under the responsibility of management
  • Reviewing price adjustment clauses in the SPA

Vendor Assistance

Vendor assistance can be a more appropriate and less time-consuming alternative to a vendor due diligence. We can offer you the insights you need to control the sales process and investors the insights to speed up the process.

The scope of a vendor assistance can be fully tailored to your needs, being it specifically focused on:

  • Compiling historical financial information
  • Preparing and supporting management’s view on normalised EBITDA
  • Review or drafting of business plan for an activity, company or group
  • Diagnostics of a company’s financial situation

Carve-out Review

Are you planning to sell or buy a part of a business, we can help with preparing or reviewing the pro-forma financials reflecting the scope of the transaction and the stand-alone considerations identified in cooperation with our Transformation experts.

Independent Business Reviews (IBRs)

We can help you enable potential lenders/investors have a clear and independent assessment of your current situation and future ambition. We’re able to tailor the review to accommodate a specific lender’s/investor’s request to get the financing you require.

In addition to the refinancing review we are also able to provide a review of business plans and forecast cash flows and can provide you with a clear understanding of the impact of your refinancing on cash flows and bank covenants.

In case the company or activity is loss making our restructuring team will perform the review and help you with formulating turn around plans.

SPA Advice

Our dedicated team of experts can advise with reviewing the financial clauses of the share purchase agreements and guarantee you are properly protected going forward.