Accelerated M&A Accelerated

With several years experience in the M&A team of a ‘Big 4’ consultancy combined with transaction experience in line roles BCS is able to support all stages of a transaction. With no large central overheads to support, we are also able to minimise costs. For the larger Corporate we can support:

• Carve Out/Separation Planning and implementation.
• Synergy development/review.
• Post Merger Integration Support.
• Top up Operational and Financial Due Diligence.

For the SME client we can provide operational and financial Due Diligence on your proposed purchases enabling you to fully understand what it is you are purchasing prior to making any irrevocable commitment in addition to:

• Post Merger Integration.
• Divestment support.
• Financial planning and modelling

Interim Management
Accelerated M&A
Business Recovery/ Turnaround
Part-time Finance Director
Carve Out and establishment of UK operation for overseas food manufacturig Group:
As Interim European FD supported overseas investor carve out two major divisions, with T/O of £140m from a UK listed business. Established UK HO, recruited and managed back office teams covering Finance, IT, Customer Services & Logistics and Procurement. Project led a major ERP implementation, managed all TSA’s with Vendor and established procedures and policies to fit the global business.

2 Years, 2 months
Final stage support for Carve Out of two major brands from a FTSE business:
Brought in to supported purchasers Carve Out team validate approach to final stage planning for Carve Out of two consumer brands, established process and controls to final stages of extraction from vendor and changed methodology used to deal with key national retailers, requiring significant alterations to EDI transaction processes.

4 months
Operational DD & Negotiation Support
Led sub team of 8 advisors as part of a significantly larger project team advising a Kuwaiti client of the proposed multi-billion joint venture with a Fortune 500 US Corporation. Specifically responsible for Due Diligence of proposed shared sites and agreement of the basis for the provision and charging for site shared services.

8 months
Operational Due Diligence & Seperation planning
Operational DD and Vendor Seperation plan review for US Aerospace business seeking to purchase a number of manufacturing sites across Europe from major European Aerospace business.

6 weeks
Post aquisition seperation
Portfolio Finance Director for 4 businesses purchased by Private Equity client from large international company. Mentored finance leads at each business and supported MD's and Private Equity owners, developed a cross-portfolio cash and treasury management process including operation of a common Invoice Discounting scheme and management of cross-portfolio covenant reporting. Supported ongoing analysis and financial planning for potential bolt on acquisitions, whilst supporting exit from vendor Transitional Service Agreements and finalisation of completion accounts.

8 months
Carve Out/ Seperation
Worked closely with the Divisional Management, Group Finance team and advising bank of a German based multinational advising on the creation of a Seperation and Standalone plan as part of a divestment process. During this significant project I was directly responsible for the management of a diverse number of work streams with divisional operations across Europe and the USA. The division was ultimately purchased by a sector competitor and integrated into this business using the seperation and integration plan as a basis.

14 weeks
Operational DD, Negotiation support and cost reduction
Completed Operational Due Diligence for purchaser of large division of German chemical multinational including review of Vendors Seperation Standalone plans. Identification of and subsequent negotiation support for required Transitional Service Agreements. A second phase included a review of purchasers plan for Post Merger Integration and synergy plans into a second purchase, followed by several manufacturing site reviews to identify potential cost savings.

14 weeks