How do we work?

"Successful transaction support is highly deal-specific and our experience handling the challenges of critical projects is what creates value for our clients." – Pierre-Paul Jacquet, Partner (Head of FAS)

We don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to due diligence. Instead we believe it is critical to understand the strategic objectives of your transaction and tailor our approach to reflect the key issues and risks associated with your deal, as well as the unique characteristics of your organisation. This enables us to report on the issues that matter and provide you with the assurance you need to make the right investment decision.

Our dedicated due diligence specialists will work closely with you to understand the main drivers behind your deal, your strategic plan going forward and the associated risks to ensure the scope of work is robust and meets the needs of your management team, your shareholders and your lenders.

Understanding a target company’s historical financial performance, its on and off balance sheet assets and liabilities, and the key assumptions underpinning its projected performance is crucial to assessing the viability of an acquisition and will ultimately influence the price you are willing to pay.

In Singapore and across Asia Pacific, our deal expertise involves:

BUY-SIDE DUE DILIGENCE

  • Defining the scope relevant to a specific transaction
  • Understanding the key drivers of the financial performance
  • Identifying and analysing the key elements affecting the transaction price
  • Assessing the quality of earnings, working capital, and net debt
  • Comprehensively identifying risks for which warranties are required
  • Assisting with the drafting of the mechanisms of price adjusting clauses
  • Determining the optimal acquisition structure from a financial and tax standpoint
  • Carrying out a post-acquisition review and preparing the opening balance sheet

SELL-SIDE DUE DILIGENCE

  • Identifying and ranking value-generating factors
  • Preparing pro forma financials, especially for carve-out situations 
  • Analysing historical performance
  • Drafting and challenging the business plan
  • Delivering a vendor due diligence report to be used by potential buyers