Acquisitions are the most powerful corporate event to galvanise change in a business.  They provide an opportunity to reset strategies and  approaches, drive new operating models and restructure costs.  The old adage “never let a good acquisition go to waste” has provided an appropriate philosophy for countless examples of successful transformation.  But acquisitions are also complex and risky.  In this environment the initial focus can often be lost and the opportunities which underpinned the deal may never be realised.  Our approach to Acquisition Value Creation is designed to ensure that this does not happen.  Fundamentally it means helping our clients achieve the deal rationale.

For trade deals this requires crystal clarity of the synergy targets – both revenue and cost – a proven approach to achieve them and an immediate and accessible method to report progress.  Any integration can create inevitable ‘noise’ and in such an environment a consistent and relentless focus on the targets is required to deliver these benefits.

For financial investors, Value Creation can be based around a broader activity set and a longer time period – often based around a deliberate and programme of  of Value Creation across a new asset, leveraging strategy, growth and cost drivers.  Whilst the time horizon may be longer than for a trade deal, the need for a clear focus of and tracking of targets remains unchanged.

We have extensive experience of safeguarding and delivering synergy and value  across both scenarios.  We have supported trade integration and carve-outs across a wide range of industries and geographies, whilst we  also support leading financial investors to execute Value Creation plans across a diverse range of portfolio asset.

Our Team

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Simon Bones

Partner
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Tim Nixon

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Alistair Stranack

Partner
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Brad Horsfall

Manager
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Jenny Brand

Manager