In individual teams assembled for a multidisciplinary approach, we assist our clients in all phases of company transactions. We act for buyers and sellers in these transactions. We advise across specialties and with wide-ranging expertise in tax structuring, in the drafting and negotiation of contracts, and we will represent you in a potential post M&A dispute. We appraise companies, advise joint ventures, and develop the investment and cooperation agreements. Multidisciplinary expert teams take on pending due diligence reviews. They identify and analyze financial, tax, and legal risks. One area of emphasis, among others, is IT due diligence through our affiliate, S&P IT Solutions GmbH & Co. KG, with a professional analysis of existing infrastructures and a broad identification of integration and synergy potentials. After the transactions are completed, we provide support with integration.
range of consulting services.
contract drafting | contract negotiation.
post M&A | integration | family office services.
Valuation of companies using valuation methods recognized in practice pursuant to IDW S1 in the role of a consultant, neutral expert, or the mediating function of an arbitrator.
Preparing expert opinions for company valuations based on IDW S1
Conducting company valuations based on earnings value, DCF and multiplier methods
Review of submitted company valuations
Support in the preparation and documentation of company valuations
Fairness opinion within the framework of the purchase of a company
If expectations are not met subsequent to the purchase of a company, conflicts can arise. A legal review of the M&A procedure establishes an important strategic means for achieving the company objectives, both for the purchaser and also the seller.
Generate an effective defense strategy
Clear communications strategy to avoid potential unjustified damage to the company image
Securing and documenting the information provided and documents submitted to the purchaser
Neutral analysis and finding options for achieving objectives
Evaluate the state of the purchased asset (post-closing due diligence)
In the center of IT due diligence analysis are risks and potential for improvement in the areas of IT infrastructure, IT business operations, assessing the degree of digitalization—and the potential for post-merger integration. IT due diligence ensures that the synergies in these areas are estimated realistically and fully. The investigations provide an overview over the existing strengths and weaknesses of the operative areas of the company, including their effects on the key financial figures. In addition, they furnish approaches for measures to be taken after concluding the transaction.
IT interview sessions
IT risk analysis
IT red flag report
A determination of the IT performance level
Guidance in the IT consolidation stage within the context of the post-merger integration