Due diligence

Harness the power of data-driven insights and integrated analysis to drive maximum deal value

Drive growth, and secure your future, across Acquisitions, Divestitures and Alliances 

Major transactions are increasingly multifaceted. Whether you’re buying another company, selling off a division of your company or partnering with a new alliance, real deal value is often blurry, at best.

To stay ahead, you need the right structure to sort through the complexity of due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, and give you a simple, fact-based solution. One that’s built on tech-enabled human thinking. One that transforms assumptions into facts.

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, our integrated approach delivers a 360 degree perspective of the financial, commercial and operational aspects of your deal. Together with a hand-picked team of sector and deals specialists, we cover off on a comprehensive acquisitions due diligence checklist that turns questions into answers, data into insights and your deal into a deal done right.

Our services

  • Detailed business analysis to support opinions and conclusions
  • Crucial financial considerations for deal and value assessment 
  • Quantified value creation levers 
  • 100-day transition plan with highlighted post-acquisition, integration and separation issues 
  • Exit strategy impacts related to the equity provider 

The right insights at the right time for the right deals 

To get a complete picture of the benefits and risks associated with each deal, PwC can prepare a data-driven and in-depth assessment of your proposed transaction across three primary areas:

Commercial due diligence

Our M&A due diligence consultants have buy-side and vendor commercial due diligence experience across a wide range of transaction scenarios. From ensuring that the target business reflects the current, sustainable run-rate of the business to uncovering any hidden risks or opportunities, our robust commercial due diligence frameworks help you craft a clear, transparent roadmap for your future.

Financial due diligence

Determining clear value requires a longer financial due diligence checklist than ever before. That’s why, at PwC, we bring unbiased, actionable perspectives together with a comprehensive suite of proven tools and processes – all working to focus complex information into your best path forward.

Operational due diligence

From financial to IT due diligence, our multifaceted approach comprehensively analyzes a company’s value-adding and supporting processes for both risks and value-enhancement potential. Our recommendations drive incremental deal value today, and improve returns long into the future.

Contracts and closing mechanisms

In any transaction, the sale and purchase agreement and associated transaction documents represent the outcome of key commercial and pricing negotiations. Buyers and sellers are becoming increasingly sophisticated in seeking to exploit the potential value to be gained through the negotiation and execution of transaction documents. Our cross-functional team provides support at all stages of a transaction from pre-deal work to post-closing support.

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Jen Mantini

Partner, PwC US

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