Acquiring a business

Acquisitions allow buyers to quickly realise strategic goals. But acquiring a business or a business unit may result in unexpected challenges. These range from identifying the acquisition target and structuring the transaction, through to integration and the realisation of synergies to drive value. We support you before, during and after you acquire a business.


Our M&A team is familiar with all steps in the acquisition of businesses and business units. We develop the M&A strategy, provide support when identifying and contacting potential target companies, and accompany your transaction through the sales process and contractual negotiations to closure of the deal. Working with you, we develop the optimal structure for your deal – taking into account legal, tax, accounting and financial aspects.

Due diligence

Successful acquisitions rely on adequate valuation of targets. Detailed analysis of opportunities, risks and synergies significantly increases certainty in decision-making. Our advisory expertise includes financial, commercial, operational, tax and legal perspectives, as well as IT and HR.


Ahead of acquisitions, companies face a wide range of questions about the different factors that influence valuation: What is an appropriate purchase value for your target business? What price structure would help minimise risks? What impact do assets and debts have on accounting and the purchase price? We can provide comprehensive support on all questions around valuation and accounting in relation to acquisitions.

Post-merger integration

The success of a transaction largely depends on the degree to which the acquired company can be integrated successfully. This is why it’s important to start planning the integration early. We can provide comprehensive support. 
More information can be found under Integration & Separation. (find out more ...)

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