Today’s business environment is increasingly complex and unpredictable. Our advisors can help you create sustainable and transformative value during each stage of the investment life cycle.
Comprehensive solutions to create value for your portfolio company
In today’s deal market, maximising returns while minimising transaction risk is more complex than ever before. That is why it is critical to create sustainable and transformative value during each stage of the transaction life cycle to ensure that investor returns are protected and not eroded or destroyed. To accomplish this, private equity firms require data-driven insights and outcome-focused solutions—and highly experienced advisors to assist with disciplined due diligence, integration and separation planning, and ongoing process and technology enhancements.
Maximising returns can be broadly categorised into the following stages:
- Originate and evaluate
- Value enhancement
- Exit readiness
Originate and evaluate
The value creation potential of an investment is a continuous process. From origination, and strategy to deal close, a robust yet commercially relevant and savvy diligence on financial, tax (including tax structuring), operational, IT, cyber, and people needs to be undertaken and the findings considered when evaluating the deal as a whole, including the impact of findings on valuation and transaction documentation.
A poorly planned or executed integration can significantly diminish the value of a deal. Discipline is absolutely crucial as the first 100 days post-close are important for a purchaser to put in place their transition plan and execute them. Getting the buy-in of stakeholders and having them work towards the common goal is important, in addition to having regular check-ins and clear action plans that consider the dynamic nature of businesses.
Value enhancement include areas of revenue assurance, revenue acceleration, cost containment and risk mitigation. Achieving the goal of value enhancement should be data-driven and outcome-focused. This may include reviewing, transforming and improving existing work processes and business practices, addressing people, processes, and technology all with the sole aim of enhancing value.
Exit readiness and exit
Whether selling a business or taking it public, a successful exit requires discipline and planning. This entails detailed assessments on the best possible exit route, pre-exit positioning, determining the best means to exit including whether the business should be divested as a whole or in parts, succession planning, and potentially undertaking a vendor due diligence or putting together a data room to be ready for the exit. These steps will help create a clear approach towards marketing the exit, mitigating the risks and driving value on exit.
Through our M&A360™ framework, we take a holistic approach to private equity consulting that delivers measurable value for your investment by applying proven methodologies, industry knowledge, and complete deal capabilities. Across all stages of the investment life cycle, our private equity team gives you end-to-end deal support and delivery—from comprehensive diligence to exit planning and positioning. The result is a seamless and highly efficient investment experience supported by advisors who create and preserve value for your investment thesis. M&A360 addresses each unique transaction—from carve-outs to joint ventures—and leverages technology and data-driven insights to accelerate and enhance performance and maximise value creation.
For more information, please contact:
Partner & Industry Lead, Private Equity Practice
T: +65 6594 7887
Partner & Head of Advisory
T: +65 6594 7862
Director & Deputy Industry Lead, Private Equity Practice
T: +65 6594 7946
Loke Yew Ken
Director, Tax Advisory
T: +65 67151163