A “merger” means that two business entities voluntarily agree to join forces and combine their operations to create a new legal entity and single business entity, while an “acquisition” means a company buys another company, takes over its operations and presents itself as the new owner.
The purpose of mergers and acquisition is to achieve a strikingly added value for both parties to the deal; for example, company X has strong assets but faces challenges in marketing and management aspects while company Y has strong management and marketing capabilities but has no assets enabling it to expand its business.
Through merger or acquisition, by adding strength factors and eliminating weakness factors between both entities to form a new entity, a considerably multiple capability and revival will be achieved in terms of stability and growth for both entities.
Added value to business entities from Mergers & Acquisitions Services
- Attain competitive advantages that exceed the current situation; and
- Provide expansion opportunities, which offer growth opportunities exceeding the traditional growth limits.
Services provided by Baker Tilly
The below services can be provided individually or as a package, to buyers and sellers:
Sourcing Investment Opportunities/Investors:
Scanning the market for potential investment opportunities and sourcing buyers/investors.
Conducting Business Valuation:
Conducting a business valuation of the target company and providing a business valuation report, either to buyer or to seller.
Conducting a thorough due-diligence of the target company and providing a due diligence report on behalf of the buyer or seller.
Facilitating Buy-Side/Sell-Side Transaction Advisory Services (TAS):
- Responding to sales offers, formulating bids, negotiating deals and ensuring transaction closure.
- Assisting the Seller in inviting offers, evaluating bids and successfully closing the transaction.
Formulating Tax Implication Reports:
Tabulating and reporting on post-acquisition tax implications, if any, on the financial statements of the company.
Conducting Purchase Price Allocation Exercise:
Assisting in post-acquisition services such as Purchase Price Allocation exercises for recognizing the impact of the investment in the books of the buyer in line with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Facilitating negotiations based on an independent framework to attain interests for all parties to finalize the deals
Other related services
- Feasibility Study
- Strategy & Business Plan
- Business Valuation
- Impairment Test
- Purchase Price Allocation
- Private Placement Memorandum
- Initial Public Offering
- Corporate Restructuring
- PPP Transaction Advisory