M&A and Investment Analysis

Mergers and acquisitions are major transactions in the lifecycle of any business. They are complex, require significant investment of management time and can carry significant risks as well as rewards.

Moore Stephens provides the specialist skills, practical experience, and objectivity to ensure you achieve your objectives. Our team has extensive experience advising and supporting clients in the planning, negotiation, and completion of M&A transactions.

We provide hands-on support including:
 

  • researching, approaching and engaging suitable targets;
  • tax planning and advice;
  • facilitating dialogue and information flows with the target;
  • providing valuation advice and advising on offer terms;
  • designing appropriate funding structures;
  • assisting you to produce business plans, presentations, and appropriately supported financial projections;
  • using our relationships with funders to introduce you to appropriate sources of funding if required;
  • assisting with the due diligence process;
  • supporting negotiations and liaising with your legal advisors;
  • project managing the transaction to completion.


Valuation is at the core of all merger, acquisition and divestment activities. Transactions will only complete when seller and buyers valuation expectations are aligned. Assessing a business’s value is the starting point to a transaction whether you are a buyer or seller.

A valuation of assets at an early stage of the M&A process enables a buyer to understand the seller’s motivation for the transaction as well as identifying synergistic benefits, capacity constraints or excess capacity, surplus assets for disposal post acquisition and so on.