Entrepreneurs who seek to enter into a merger for strategic reasons usually do not know how to address the situation. How do you prevent staff, customers, suppliers, and competitors getting wind of it? Where do you find merger partners? Is anybody actually interested in a merger with the company? Furthermore, what does a merger actually involve, even if a partner has been found?
Diligence has brought many mergers of all sorts and dimensions to completion, and in a wide range of sectors. We draw not only on over 20 years of knowledge accumulation and experience but also on a vast network of interested parties. Our M&A specialists are advisors and negotiators for every director and majority shareholder (DMS) in the world of company takeovers.
What does Diligence do?
Our services comprise:
mapping the company through an information memorandum;
valuating the company;
approaching market participants anonymously and discreetly, and attracting potential merger partners;
providing information – in a confidential manner − to and requesting information from the merger partner;
negotiating, among other things, the shareholding structure of the merged company, contributing ideas, and shaping the division of roles between the two DMSs, the structure of the new company;
recording the negotiation result in a declaration of intent;
supervising the due diligence investigation to be conducted between the merger partners, and discussing and negotiating the consequences of the findings of these investigations;
helping to record details of the transaction achieved in the required contracts, including the shareholders’ agreement, up to submission of the shares to the notary public.
The Diligence M&A specialist will be in charge of the entire merger process. Where specific fiscal and legal expertise is required, we will assist the DMS in the process; the Diligence M&A specialist can also be called on for aftercare if needed.
We apply an hourly rate or fixed contract price for support activities, in combination with a success fee relating to the value of the transaction negotiated through Diligence.