Deal execution

PricewaterhouseCoopers advises private equity throughout the transaction process. Starting with deal origination, we work with you to understand your investment strategy and, using our sector expertise and international reach, we can help you to identify and assess potential acquisition and bolt-on targets. We coordinate other advisers' input and assist in negotiations through to completion.

We can advise you on the best time to start the sales process, how to optimise the growth story, minimise any value detractors, and identify and assess which buyers to approach. Our process management maintains competitive tension throughout.

On the buy-side, we advise you on your investment search, business planning and financial modelling, through to the approach, initial offer and bid tactics. Our deal professionals advise not just on the financial aspects of deals, including debt advisory, but across the wide range of operational and strategic activities. Our integrated service includes financial, operational and commercial due diligence as well as maximising advantage within sale and purchase agreements.

For companies that feel undervalued by public markets, we provide advice and execution expertise on public to private (P2P) transactions. We are the leading adviser on UK P2Ps, having advised on more than any other adviser over the last 15 years, according to Thomson Financial.

In addition, our dedicated team of M&A tax professionals can help you ensure that your deal is not only executed in a tax efficient manner but also ensure that the acquisition structure accommodates your future plans for the business in terms of additional acquisitions, refinancings/cash extraction through to a tax efficient exit.