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Corporate Finance

PKF member firms play a pivotal role in supporting our clients to evaluate and execute on transactions to support their strategic ambitions. 

Whether you are an acquirer, vendor or financial sponsor within the context of a transaction, PKF offers a comprehensive suite of services to support you through the process and give you the best chance of success.

Corporate Finance has a critical role to play for businesses, their shareholders and wider stakeholder group: they can accelerate growth, drive international expansion and help to realise value.

Our team of experts offer support with deal sourcing, corporate finance advice, due diligence, valuations, and post-deal integration. Using insight drawn from our international experience, augmented with industry knowledge and local expertise, we are committed to supporting you through every stage of a Corporate Finance deal process.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) buy-side and sell-side on various types of transactions including but not limited to disposals, carve-outs acquisitions, MBO’s/MBI’s, majority or minority sales to Private Equity for growth funding and general succession planning. PKF member firms undertake regular discussions with a large number of buyers and sellers including private, institutional and global organizations as well as private equity firms and family offices. 

Our team puts your goals and ambitions at the centre of everything they do, and we are relentlessly focused on maximising the value that a deal generates for you. The M&A process can be complex, resource intensive and often uncommon. Our deal experts are here to support you through the process, providing tailored solutions and expert advice to help you focus on the big picture and make the key decisions throughout the process.

Our international presence twinned with our entrepreneurial spirit results in a unique combination of local expertise with international reach. We are uniquely positioned to mobilise cross-border teams to ensure that your project is managed by those with the right skill set and sector experience.

Finally, we have an uncompromising focus on quality. Deals can be a once in a lifetime event for businesses and their shareholders and we reflect this by ensuring that you receive in-depth attention from the most senior members of your project team, resulting in market-leading quality.

Due Diligence

...that goes beyond being a compliance exercise.

Whether it is a significant restructuring event or a potential transaction that involves fundraising, selling or buying, our approach to due diligence can help get under the skin of what drives profit (Quality of Earnings) and, ultimately, cash within a business (whilst factoring in the key commercial considerations such as Working Capital).

Our due diligence processes involve a thorough but collaborative approach, working in a buy-side or sell-side capacity. The bottom line is that we seek to help increase the chances of a successful transaction by providing quality due diligence that provides reliance on the sustainability of an investment, drives attention to potential growth opportunities and demonstrates how an investor can add additional value. All of this while highlighting the key risk areas that need to be managed.

Buy side due diligence is an essential part of any business transaction. For buyers, our teams can conduct the comprehensive review you need to make a well-informed decision about the viability of a proposed sale or purchase. Our independence, experience, commercial approach, attention to detail and objectivity provides increased confidence and supports clear decision making.

When bringing a business to market, a vendor due diligence process can maintain a competitive edge in transactions. This involves reviewing and validating trading performance and adjustments prior to issuing information to potential buyers thus minimising risks later in the process. This allows the seller to front load the due diligence process and reduces the workload during the sales process – ensuring a smoother transaction process.

Raising finance: In the current environment, being able to reach into the extensive and active debt and equity markets to optimise your capital structure is vital.

We have significant experience in advising equity fund raising for all stages of the business lifecycle including accessing venture capital, private equity, high net worth individuals or through our exclusive PKF Family Office.

Our specialist debt advisory teams have a whole of the market view to support corporates and financial institutions to find the right structure whether that is funding for growth, a re-finance or transaction funding.

Valuations provide an important insight for companies at critical points in their life cycle – from financial reporting to introducing employee incentives, from securing additional funding to planning an acquisition or a sale, and from forming a new joint venture to the exit of a major shareholder, either amicably or in dispute. Our specialists provide trusted, independent valuations in all these situations. We are known for helping businesses identify and value intangible assets for purchase price allocations and other purposes.

PKF member firms work closely with venture capital, private equity and family offices during their evaluation of investments. We provide entrepreneurs with valuations for transactions that may have tax consequences, such as share buy backs, tax advantaged share arrangements (ESOP / CSOP & EMI), intellectual property transfers and restructuring transactions.

The global PKF International network of 20,000 professionals is active in over 150 countries. With offices throughout Europe, North America, Africa, Asia Pacific and Australia, our international reach means we can provide your business with best practice corporate finance advice and services.

Capital Markets

Our specialist capital markets team, based in London, has vast experience working with companies listed, or looking to list, on a range of international markets including the London Stock Exchange Main Market (Premium and Standard), AIM, AQUIS, NASDAQ & OTC, ASX and TSX & TSX-V.

We can help support businesses at each stage of their lifecycle, from pre-initial public offering (IPO) advice, throughout the IPO as reporting accountants and ongoing support as auditors or providing accounting and tax support to meet the businesses requirements. We pride ourselves in pragmatic and tailored advice to suit the size and stage of a business.