M & A

M&A – SUSTAINABLE VALUE ADD IN GROWTH MARKETS

M&A is an effective tool for strategy implementation, and hence the internationalization of a company. EAC supports its international clients in acquisitions, joint venture models and divestitures with professional and unbiased process and project management. We very often begin in the initial phases of an M&A project and support our clients in important areas such as target screening, selection and the vital preliminary analysis of potential targets (”Pre-Due Diligence”).

Our M&A Practice Teams consist of highly qualified consultants in all locations, with a wide range of specialist backgrounds – from strategy and corporate development to corporate finance, auditing and private equity. We support not only European companies in their M&A activities in Asia, but increasingly also outbound activities from Asia, in particular those of our Chinese clients. These activities most certainly contribute to the value add of both parties: improved access to the Chinese market on the one side, and gaining market and technology position on the other side.

PARTNER SCREENING & SELECTION
  • Target and partner screening and selection (buy and sell side)
  • Target Profiling (“Pre-Due Diligence”)
  • Evaluation strategic target fit
  • Moderation and support until final decision making
DUE DILIGENCE
  • Due diligence (DD) project management
  • Commercial Due Diligence
  • Steering of external experts in DD (e.g. lawyers, auditors)
  • Assessment of findings: red flag report, valuation impacts, risks mitigation
BUSINESS PLAN & VALUATION
  • Development and assessment of business plans
  • Company valuation
  • Synergy planning, combined business plan and valuation
  • Letter of Intent (LOI), negotiation of terms
DEAL STRUCTURING
  • Transaction structures advisory
  • Negotiation support
  • Risk mitigation and value creation
  • Support in approval processes
  • Operational preparation of closing
POST MERGER INTEGRATION
  • Development of post-merger integration concept (PMI)
  • Organizational and operational integration topics
  • Support in ramp-up
  • Integration of monitoring and controlling