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Transaction Advisory Services in Abu Dhabi

Share transfers, mergers, and acquisitions represent pivotal moments in a business’s lifecycle, influencing its future trajectory significantly. Successfully evaluating and extracting maximum value from these transactions demands expertise, meticulous preparation, and flawless execution.

Transactions frequently falter due to inadequate or nonexistent due diligence, resulting in inaccurate deal assessments. At HLB Abu Dhabi, our team specializing in business valuation and due diligence assists organizations in accurately determining their business’s intrinsic value. We provide comprehensive insights essential for navigating transactions successfully.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In 2021, there was a significant surge in global mergers and acquisitions, with over 62,000 deals announced. The total value of publicly disclosed deals rose by 57% compared to 2020, reaching an impressive US$5.1 trillion. The trends observed in 2022 continue to reflect similar patterns both globally and regionally in the Middle East.

The success of a business deal hinges on various factors, making it crucial to seek guidance from a consultancy specializing in transaction advisory services.

HLB Abu Dhabi assists clients by devising effective strategies and executing deals seamlessly, while identifying critical issues and negotiating points. We provide comprehensive support throughout the entire transaction lifecycle.

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Due Diligence

Our team of auditors and analysts has conducted Due Diligence across diverse sectors such as Manufacturing, Financial Services, Trading & Distribution, Oil & Gas, Technology, Healthcare, Hospitality, Digital and Social Media, among others. Leveraging our multidisciplinary expertise and extensive experience, we offer a thorough assessment of transactions, safeguarding companies from potentially risky business acquisitions.

We help our clients:

  • Identify transaction-related issues promptly for swift resolution.
  • Assess key risks and their potential impacts.
  • Uncover potential synergies.
  • Negotiate effectively to achieve optimal transaction value.

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Business Valuation

HLB Abu Dhabi’s business valuation team employs various methods to assess a firm’s value objectively and impartially. We meticulously analyze the business model to derive a valuation that maximizes potential value.

Our valuation methods include:

  • Income Approach (Discounted Cash Flow Method)
  • Market Approach (Market Comparable Method)
  • Asset Approach (Net Asset Value Method)

Additionally, our business valuation studies incorporate detailed analysis of market segments, industry trends, and specific factors relevant to the entities being evaluated.

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Sell-Side Advisory

As a business seller—whether selling entirely or partially—it is crucial to identify the right buyers and negotiate the best terms and price. Our sell-side advisory services ensure that you achieve maximum value during such transactions.

Our services encompass buyer identification, thorough business model analysis, historical financial analysis, financial modeling, value enhancement, and negotiation support.

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Buy-Side Advisory

When investing in an existing business, selecting the right target company and understanding its management, operational health, and financial status are paramount. Our buy-side advisory services support you throughout the acquisition process, protecting your investments and interests.

We offer services including target identification, initial screening, meetings and visits, negotiation support, and preparation of Sale and Purchase Agreements (SPA).

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Integration Advisory

Successfully integrating organizations post-transaction is crucial to realizing anticipated synergies. Our team of business and organizational consultants ensures that your newly formed entity is structured and governed effectively to maximize transaction benefits.

Our integration advisory services encompass entity restructuring, corporate governance setup, delegation of authority, systems integration, and policy alignment.

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Post-Transaction Support

Even after the official completion of a transaction, there are numerous operational tasks that require meticulous handling by both entities’ operational and accounting teams. Our dedicated teams collaborate with yours to ensure a seamless transition.

Our post-transaction support includes asset reconciliation, liability reconciliation, employee settlements, adherence to statutory commitments, and assistance with cash and bank deposits.

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At HLB Abu Dhabi, our transaction advisory team guarantees a smooth and efficient transaction experience, encompassing Due Diligence, Valuation, and related services. For expert transaction advisory services in UAE, get in touch with us today.

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