In today’s era of burgeoning global trade, strategic merger and acquisition transactions are increasingly being used by companies as powerful tools to unlock growth and capitalise on market opportunities. Careful and thorough planning and prior investigation, conducted by the correct professional deals team, is a critical but often overlooked aspect of successful and optimal transactions.

In simple terms, where a company is seeking to streamline its operations, it may explore the possibility of disposing of the whole or part of its business, to another company (sell-side). Conversely, a company seeking to diversify or expand its existing business may look to acquiring another business (buy-side).

In either case, astute businesses choose to partner with trusted and experienced advisors to facilitate the necessary due diligence investigations, before embarking on a transaction.