Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
Main Auctus Capital activity is advising our clients in M&A (which include Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, Leveraged and Management Buyouts and other related transaction). We help our clients through the entire M&A process. Our initiative and expertise in local industries help us provide our clients with pro-active, strategically-oriented M&A services.
On the sell-side, we work with our clients to understand all sources of company value and establish the key priorities. We manage the entire sell-side process: from identifying potential acquirers or investors, preparing presentation materials and realistic valuation, organizing of data rooms, and assisting our clients in negotiations and transaction closing.
On the buy-side, we pro-actively help clients understand the specifics of the local industries, identify acquisition opportunities as well as identify add-on acquisition or development opportunities. We assist our clients throughout the entire process: from market research, to establishing contact with potential targets, valuation and due diligence, and coordination of the work of related parties (lawyers, financing institutions, others), negotiations and transaction closing.
In a merger situation it is of particular importance to understand the business and transaction logic of all merging parties. In addition, thorough familiarity with a merger process is of crucial importance. Auctus Capital is well qualified to advice clients on merger transactions given the strong experience of our professionals, an assurance of total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests.
Our team’s interdisciplinary approach allows us to move quickly when evaluating the most effective way to address complex, highly leveraged situations. We employ our M&A expertise and knowledge of capital markets to navigate these situations, and we often assist in raising the capital necessary to complete these transactions.
Often, retaining an advisor well in advance of a takeover offer is the best defense. We advise public companies that face takeover offers or activist shareholders who have expressed certain intentions toward the company. Our takeover defense specialists carefully analyze a company’s defensive profile.
Backed by our leading M&A and valuation practices, Auctus Capital is an excellent partner for companies confronting takeover defense issues, especially in this era of enhanced shareholder scrutiny and focus on corporate governance.
Auctus Capital advises clients on preparing for, anticipating and reacting to activist shareholder activity. Our advice is based on analysis and a deep understanding of the factors that increase vulnerability to shareholder activism. Auctus Capital applies its expertise to a client’s particular circumstance to customize a range of responsible actions and reactions to an event. Following an activist letter or filing, we work with clients to coordinate a comprehensive response to help achieve their objectives.
On certain highly selective transactions, Auctus Capital may assist activist shareholders, providing analytical and strategic support. This has involved challenging the terms of announced transactions or advocating for certain strategic alternatives to benefit shareholders.