M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions)

The strategic rationale underlying the M&A transactions in which we are involved may vary from the disposal of equity investments, to the search of assets/partnerships aimed at growing the business and/or entering new business areas or new markets, to managing the generational transition in family owned businesses. We can provide our M&A advice also in situations of financial distress. The advice we provide is tailored to the client’s individual requirements along the entire process right through to the very closing of the transaction.

M&A buy-side:

  1. Assistance in helping to identify targets, involving our international network in the search of foreign targets
  2. Pre-offer due diligence to assess target companies
  3. Definition and execution of bidding/negotiation strategies
  4. Selection and coordination of the project and due diligence team
  5. Possible help in finding and structuring sources to finance a transaction
  6. Briefing of legal advisors and review of legal documentation
  7. Support in all the steps until final agreements are achieved and closing is executed

M&A sell-side and strategic/financial partnerships:

  1. Review and analysis of available strategic options
  2. Definition of positioning and equity story
  3. Identification of potential domestic and foreign buyers/investors
  4. Planning of the process and related timing
  5. Preparation of the information package (company profile, information memorandum, management presentation, etc.) and set up of a data room
  6. Preliminary contacts with identified buyers/investors
  7. Selection and coordination of the project and due diligence team
  8. Briefing of legal advisors and review of legal documentation
  9. Support in all the steps until final agreements are achieved and closing is executed

Examples of transactions

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