Over the past 10 years, Advancy has developed extensive expertise to address the issues most important to investors and help our clients realise strong returns. We have completed more than 100 engagements for leading mid-market and large cap private equity funds in Europe and Australasia along all stages of their investment cycle:
- Strategic Due Diligence: assessing market attractiveness, competitive landscape and positioning of the target therein, strategy, organisation, operations and forecast
- Post-merger Integration: developing and ensuring synergies and profit growth plans are on track
- Portfolio Work: growth strategy, efficiency improvement, bolt-ons (from screening to integration)
- Vendor Due Diligence: strategic planning, sales process support
Our due diligence approach aims at testing thoroughly and objectively the investment thesis whilst uncovering areas of risks and opportunities. We usually combine external and internal interviews with an in-depth analysis of key drivers and modeling of the target’s value creation potential.
Our skills rely on leveraging senior sector and functional expertise to work effectively with our private equity client and, when the process allows, with the management of the target company. It is not uncommon that a due diligence includes 50 to 100 interviews of customers, suppliers, industry experts, local and global competitors, as well as a number of working sessions with management and our client’s investment team.