Experts are predicting that the impact of COVID-19 could be felt across the world for many years to come and that those suffering the greatest economic impact will become targets for inbound investment.
In the UK, we are already seeing acquisitive corporates and investors from countries such as Germany and Australia, where the relative economic impact of COVID-19 has been less, seeking to make strategic acquisitions or investments in the UK.
International acquirers and investors can significantly benefit from the support of a local firm, particularly with financial and tax due diligence. Our Corporate Finance team, led by Director, Mike Orton, includes due diligence specialists who will guide clients through the whole buy side process, including:
- assisting with the valuation of the target business
- advising on deal negotiations and the best transaction structure
- financial and tax due diligence
- input on financial and tax aspects of the legal documents, typically the Share Purchase Agreement.
We are proud to be an independent UK firm with an international reach. Through our founder membership of The International Accounting Group (TIAG), part of TAG Alliances, we are able to support our clients across the globe. At Mercer & Hole, our Corporate Finance team has vast experience in advising overseas clients when acquiring UK businesses.
We will work with you and your clients to ensure that the appropriate level of financial and tax due diligence is conducted, addressing the key risks. Clients will benefit from the work being conducted by our dedicated transaction specialists who have many years’ experience of operating in the corporate finance market who will meet the requirements of all stakeholders.
We have provided a summary of recent case studies where we have advised international businesses on acquisitions they have made in the UK which demonstrate the breadth of experience and credentials within our team.
If your client is looking to purchase a business in the UK, we can help. Please contact either Mike Orton or Ross Lane or your usual Mercer & Hole contact who will guide and assist them throughout the process.