Duff & Phelps helps clients optimize their transaction and investment strategies and enhance fundamental company value. Our professionals advise senior management and boards of directors of public and private companies that are evaluating strategic alternatives, looking to raise capital or considering mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures or divestitures. Our services are offered throughout the deal process, from initial strategy through final negotiation.
Pre-Deal Advisory services include:
- Industry and market scoping studies to assist senior management with evaluation and prioritization of market opportunities
- Valuations to assist management with M&A, capital raising, joint ventures and divestiture strategies
- Financial Projections for transactions and capital investment decisions
- Financial impact analysis of alternative transaction structures and terms
- Collateral Valuations for Financing
Our client, a pharmaceutical company focused on developing, acquiring and commercializing novel therapies for treating chronic diseases, was considering a product acquisition.
With its lead drug nearing launch and a robust research and development pipeline, our client needed to value its U.S., Japanese, and European operating companies to support its plans to restructure the company and raise additional capital.
A large industrial client needed commercial due diligence services for an investment in a large intellectual property (IP) portfolio. The portfolio included mature but underexploited IP with hundreds of potential licensees and applications in six different markets, some of them in spaces adjacent to the client's current business.
Getting the deal done is only the initial part of the equation when it comes to making successful acquisitions. Of even greater importance is the question of whether acquisitions will beat the odds and grow a company profitably. Given the competitive environment and limited time typically available to propose a purchase price, well-thought-out forecasts of the acquired business are essential.