Mergers & Acquisitions

When a company is looking at new opportunities for growth, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is one strategic card they may be looking to play. However, as the market looks for the next ‘great deal’, organisations should take heed of lessons learnt from previous good and bad M&A transactions.

PKF Lawler has a merger integration team dedicated to working with you on managing programs. We’ve worked on over 100 integration and divestiture programs – some of the largest and most complex ever completed. We undertake regular discussions with a large number of buyers – including private, public and overseas companies as well as private equity firms – to understand their acquisition criteria.

Our team will:

work with your organisation from deal inception through to delivery
engage our deep functional expertise (people, communications, change management and technology) and draw on strong methodologies to complete deals
integrate intimate knowledge of local and international markets and industries with your particular industry experience.
Your business is our focus. PKF Lawler’s M&A team fosters relationships with our clients at both shareholder and senior management levels, thereby gaining a solid understanding of your strategic priorities. We then provide independent advice and directly assist you to execute objectives through:

Divestment of businesses – advice on optimal sale structures; identifying and approaching potential buyers; preparing marketing materials; managing the due diligence process; providing valuation advice; and assisting with negotiations through to the completion of the transaction.
Acquisitions – identify and evaluate potential acquisition targets; provide valuation advice; assist with negotiations; manage the due diligence process; assist with procurement of acquisition finance.
Capital raisings – funding strategies at various stages of your business lifecycle, which may involve venture capital, private equity, infrastructure funding and initial public offerings (IPOs).
We work with you to evaluate, design, plan and execute your integration strategy. We make sure our collaboration is insightful, objective, pragmatic and flexible, and that we support your entire organisation through the process – from board to payroll clerk.