Mergers & acquisitions: Globalisation and company growth ambitions are driving an increase in M&A activity worldwide as businesses look to establish a footprint in countries beyond their own. Even within their own regions, many businesses feel the pressure to acquire in order to establish a strategic presence in new markets, such as those being created by rapid technological innovation.

Grant Thornton Vietnam can provide clients, either a buyer or a seller with advice and support involved in all elements of a transaction, be it a sale, an acquisition, valuation, the raising of external debt or private equity or accessing global capital markets. We have significant experience advising clients on transactions in all regions of the world. Our teams provide expert advice in the following areas:

Buying a business: For businesses looking to grow by acquisition, our corporate finance advisory team will take a hands-on approach to helping you find the perfect match to achieve your business objectives.

Selling a business: If you are considering selling your business or exit from a business, you want to be sure of achieving the highest possible value and a smooth sales process. Our corporate finance team draws on the expertise of other technical specialists within our firm wherever necessary to deliver a complete service that covers every aspect of the sales/exit process, achieving desired strategic outcome.

Transaction support: Transactions are significant events in the life of a business – a successful deal that can have a lasting impact on the future shape of the organisations involved. Because the stakes are high for both buyers and sellers, experience, determination and pragmatism are required to bring deals safely through to conclusion.

We have significant experience of advising clients on all aspects of buying and selling a business. Our teams provide expert advice in the following areas:

Exit readiness: Prospective purchasers will require comfort in numerous areas, many of which will ultimately have a bearing on the transaction price. We work with vendors to plan, anticipate and explain these areas, and enhance business value through operational improvements 12– 18 months before a disposal in order to present the business ready for sale. The timely disclosure of transaction issues helps protect shareholder value.

Financial due diligence: We provide robust financial due diligence services that are clearly linked to our clients’ requirements as purchasers, and also suitable for their funders.

Commercial due diligence: We deliver thoughtful, robust advice based on primary and secondary research combined with quantitative analyses and focus on the key issues that impact value.

Operational and IT due diligence: Our specialist technology advisers help public and private sector organisations, agile SMEs and private equity investors achieve maximum value from their technology and IT operations. They also advise clients on how to optimise the use of technology and IT capital.

Deal structuring: Our transaction tax specialists work closely with our corporate finance team to ensure you have a full picture of the tax implications of your deal. Our team is highly experienced in understanding deal dynamics and establishing effective tax structures. Our extensive work with mid-market clients means we understand the personal tax planning needs of business owners and reflect these in our tax structuring solutions.

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