The private equity industry anticipates more M&A transactions on the part of PE firms in 2018 than 2017.
Investor Support & Corporate Finance
It is value that matters
Management thinking has changed dramatically over the last half-century—and by necessity, corporate finance has changed with it. Today there is only one metric worth talking about: value.
Value creation has become the dominant corporate philosophy for a very simple reason: it focuses attention on the one thing that actually matters. As value has become the key metric by which we measure performance, corporate finance has become one of the most important means for achieving that value.
Roland Berger’s corporate finance unit was set up to respond to these shifting dynamics. Our services are based on extensive experience across many large and complex investor support and M&A projects. We have helped many of the world’s top companies and financial investors understand the true essence of value creation and make smarter decisions in investor support and M&A.
Roland Berger's Investor Support team conducted more than 1,000 CDD and ODDs in the last three years
Making the right investment decisions requires a trusted partner—someone with profound industrial and methodological know-how, someone who identifies the true value of a target by providing holistic commercial and operational due diligence support. The right partner doesn’t simply tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you really need to know about the industry's success factors and the target's business model.
Whether you are a private equity firm, a corporate investor, an infrastructure investor, a sovereign wealth fund, or a family office, Roland Berger offers comprehensive commercial advice across the entire investment cycle—whether you are buying or divesting companies. Once an acquisition has been completed, our expert consultants help you increase the value of your asset with a 100-day program and post-merger integration. We stay with our clients along the asset's investment cycle. From the holding period to the end of the road, we help with value creation programs and add-on acquisitions all the way through to preparing for a successful exit with a strategy review and equity story, as well as developing a business plan.
Analysis of market drivers and trends, competitors and customer universe as well as a target's top line business plan
Time-compressed review of the most important issues of a target. Provides potential investor/merger partner with an overview of potential red flag issues
Assessment of key operational and CAPEX assumptions, benchmarking of KPIs and working capital as well as validation of material cost and margin assumptions
Integration planning (management, business, cultural) and project management/monitoring
Analysis of customers and growth markets, including review of organic growth opportunities, screening of add-on-acquisitions and preparation of integration blueprints
Independent Market Research Report as part of submission for an Initial Public Offering ("IPO") exercise
Set-up of an integrated business plan (including but not restricted to operational cost improvement, sales improvement programs and implementation management/ "proof of concept")
Mergers & Acquisitions
It’s tempting to think of M&A as purely a numbers game. You compare share prices. You gauge investor sentiment. You measure value. And while all this is necessary, there’s more to it than that. There is an art to M&A, as well as a science. You need to look beyond the individual metrics and see the story they tell—the story of your company’s future.
Our M&A professionals offer cutting-edge, independent advice that puts you in control of the situation. We can assist you with sell- and buy-side advisory, carve-out execution, joint venture structuring, target searches, company valuations, IPO advice, capital structure optimization, and debt management. In complex M&A situations, we carry out the relevant services with precision and speed. We help you see the story behind your numbers.
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We stay with our clients along the asset's investment cycle.
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