Vendor Due Diligence
Vendor-initiated due diligence maximizes value, minimizes disruption, and reduces the risk of unpleasant occurances later in the course to the deal finalization. FCNC’s team works alongside management to identify key areas of separation activity, as well as areas of vulnerability that will affect value, coupled with solutions to address them. The team provides bidders with a high quality, independent and focused due diligence report of the business and ensures that all bidders have the information necessary for them to bid with confidence, thereby maximizing the value achieved from the deal.
FCNC’s team works closely with the client’s executives to identify and resolve issues in the divestment process and offers specialized services that meet their needs. FCNC, with its extensive experience on both the seller’s and the buyer’s side in large transactions, offers insights to clients on each case’s probable and actual requirements, leading to reduced process and negotiation risks, higher level of preparedness and comfort among bidders and a better negotiation position in general.
Sale & purchase agreement advice
FCNC provides its clients with guidance and insight on the implications of the transaction contracts they are negotiating, including purchase price adjustment mechanisms and the structure of completion accounts principles included in Share Purchase Agreements. This service provides clients with a significant advantage in the M&A process and may significantly alter the fundamental economics of a transaction.
Commercial due diligence
FCNC’s team assists clients in understanding market dynamics and value creation potential related to their M&A targets. Our work is focused on revealing commercial risks and opportunities related to the target-company and the industry. FCNC team offers customized services for each business case, providing all necessary insights, analyses and support in future strategic planning.
Operational due diligence
FCNC’s team performs value-adding operational services alongside acquisition and divestment, financial and vendor due diligence engagements such as:
- Synergy case development support
- Takeover and integration cost analysis support
- Separation complexity review (alongside acquisition due diligence)
- Operational and functional reviews (e.g. operational footprint, supply chain, R&D processes)