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M&A transactions

Grant Thornton offers M&A advisory in relation to divestments or acquisitions and helps your company to navigate through the entire transaction process. We work with private companies as well as both Danish and foreign private equity funds.

We have vast experience within all aspects of the transaction process – regardless of whether it is a divestment or an acquisition of a company – but have a specific focus on strategic and financial advisory for owners and SMEs. We have in-depth knowledge about the strategic and financial considerations that are essential to ensure the optimal transaction. In Grant Thornton, we completed five M&A transactions in 2021, including the sale of the fourth largest brewery in Denmark, the sale of a self-storage provider, and the sale of a food ingredients producer.

PARTNER - CORPORATE FINANCE

Jesper Skaarup Vestergaard

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How Grant Thornton Corporate Finance can assist with the sale of your company

In Grant Thornton, we have the technical and holistic advisory capabilities to provide fully integrated services and assist you throughout the entire transaction process.  We coordinate the entire process in close collaboration with other advisors and help you formulate your strategy, evaluate your opportunities, reduce your risks, and structure the transaction process to ensure the optimal transaction.

We act as a project manager throughout the entire transaction process and as a professional sparring partner for the owners, the management, and the board of directors in your company, allowing you to maintain focus on the daily operations and on delivering on the targets that are crucial for the transaction to be completed under optimal terms and conditions.

We use our insights and experience to estimate the market value of your business and identify potential buyers who will be both willing and able to pay the right price for the business. While the most relevant buyers may be foreign, we can quickly get access to the most important decision-makers through Grant Thornton’s international network - wherever in the world they may be.

Our effective sales process together with our negotiation skills ensure clear communication of the opportunities for potential buyers and the best sales price for our client. We are proud to follow our clients all the way through and after the transaction process by contributing with our insight and experience.

Although the date for the desired transaction may lie a couple of years ahead, it is always a good idea to start the process together with your advisors as soon as possible. This will give you the time to prepare, mature, develop and thereby maximize the value of the business in connection with a sale.

How Grant Thornton Corporate Finance can assist your company with an acquisition

Acquisitions and market consolidation are often attractive strategies for companies aiming to scale fast – either through new product offerings or expansion to new geographical markets - since it can often be challenging to achieve profitable and organic growth in a highly competitive global market otherwise.

In Grant Thornton, we can help you at any point throughout your acquisition process. If you need help screening the global market for potential acquisition targets, we stand ready to assist you. We always initiate our cooperation by getting a thorough understanding of our client’s rationale behind a potential acquisition. Subsequently, we screen the market and identify the most relevant target companies in Denmark and globally. We are used to working under full discretion and in competition with other potential buyers. We contact potential target companies and negotiate the most important conditions to ensure optimal terms for our client.

If you have already identified a potential target but wish to involve a professional advisor with knowledge about the different aspects of a transaction process, we are also happy to assist you. As there are many things to consider and many difficult decisions to make throughout an acquisition process, it can be useful to consult a professional sparring partner to secure the best possible process. We create value for your company by providing strategic and financial advisory throughout the entire process – among other things, we contribute with strategic inputs prior to the acquisition, structuring of the bidding process, calculation of potential synergy effects, identification of commercial and financial points for negotiation, and inputs on how to integrate the acquired target company.

Our advisory services are complete, so if the acquisition cannot be financed from the free reserves in your company, we can assist with raising the necessary capital. We can advise you on debt financing and provide insight into the optimal capital structure between debt and equity.