Mergers & acquisitions are both changes in control of companies that involve combining the operations of multiple entities into a single company. In a merger, two companies agree to combine their operations into a single entity.
The complexity of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) transactions demands skilled and dedicated advisors who can recognize threats and prospects and add value throughout the lifecycle of a deal. Laila Ghanim Al Hemeiri ( LGA ) specialized expertise, broad resources and intellectual capital provide integrated financial services and solutions for managing mergers & acquisitions.
On the “buy side” we represent purchasers in acquiring a targeted business. The purchaser may be an individual, a company or a private equity group. We may initiate the transaction by bringing the potential acquisition idea to the client or the client may ask our assistance in completing a transaction with a target they have already identified or even with whom they have initiated discussions. Depending on the circumstances, we assist our clients by:
- Valuing a target business
- Analyzing the financial impact of the acquisition
- Performing due diligence
- Developing the purchase proposal and negotiating strategy
- Negotiating the terms of the purchase
All businesses involved in acquisition or mergers as buyers or sellers must ensure that all financial information exchanged are verified and accurate, not only to prevent the buyers from paying more than the purchase price (or in the seller’s case, receiving less than the asking price), but also to ensure that their governance and risk management objectives are fulfilled.