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M&A BUY-SIDE ADVISORY SERVICES

M&A Buy-Side Advisory Services

Peakwise will help you to understand the market, identify potential strategies, screen the potential targets, and advice you through the complex acquisition process. Peakwise represents strategic buyers, corporations, private equity firms and investors seeking to acquire middle market companies. On behalf of clients that have not yet identified an acquisition target, Peakwise will develop a comprehensive list of prospects comprised of companies that are actively available as well as “Not for Sale” companies that are acquired through strategic approaches by proactive buyers. We provide our clients a “360 degree view” of industry players to ensure their acquisition search is both comprehensive and efficient.

Additionally, we provide valuation guidance based on industry multiples, quality of assets, pro forma EBITDA adjustments, earning and cash flow assessments. We also develop full operational metrics with key value driver analysis to assist in valuing and structuring the proposed transaction.e provide thoughtful representation to our clients at every stage of an M&A transaction.

Our buy-side M&A engagements typically involve:

  • Developing an acquisition strategy and identifying potential candidates that would fit with the strategic goals of the buyer,

  • Providing initial contact with potential targets’ owners and/or top management and getting preliminary feedback with regards to their openness to a potential transaction,

  • Negotiating with the counterparties alongside our client or on behalf of our client,

  • Drafting and/or commenting on LOIs or MOUs,

  • Developing a valuation framework to support the bidding process,

  • Coordinating the due diligence process and appointment of buyside DD advisors during due diligence phase,

  • Contributing to binding contract negotiations on commercial matters. 

Outline of a Typical Buying Process:

PHASE I: Target identification and engagement

PHASE II: Preliminary due diligence, valuation, and indication of interest

PHASE III: Further due diligence and letter of intent

PHASE IV: Final diligence, negotiations, drafting of the definitive purchase agreement, and completion of the transaction

Accelerating & Executing Acquisition Strategies

Successfully completing acquisitions has never been more challenging than in today’s competitive buy-side M&A environment. We work closely and flexibly with potential acquirers around the world to initiate, expedite, and execute their growth and investment strategies and complete their next platform or add-on acquisition.

An acquisition is more than just a transaction: it’s a turning point

We provide insightful guidance and become your local reliable partner in helping you execute this process.

 

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