Strategy and finance advice for a ICT global player

Strategy and finance advice for a ICT global player

Case studies

A leading provider of connectivity and internet services across Africa was bidding to acquire a provider of fixed, internet and fibre connectivity services within its primary market. We were engaged by the bidder to conduct a due diligence of the target, acting as a strategy and financial advisor alongside a bulge bracket investment bank leading the transaction. 

Our approach

We conducted a comprehensive due diligence and business planning of the target covering:

  • Strategy and commercial review of the target supported by analysis of historical operating and financial indicators
  • Bottom-up business planning exercise including analysis and critique of the management’s business plan and suggestions for revision, preparation of target’s operational and financial forecasts covering all financial statements
  • Evaluation and quantification of synergies arising from the transaction

Our impact

The client benefited from:

  • Industry expertise allowing for in-depth assessment of the target business and the management projections 
  • True and independent opinion driven by the absence of any post transaction interest
  • Detailed inputs for the valuation and price negotiation on the opportunity for the investment committee to decide on the final price to be agreed