Deal Advisory

Deal Advisory


Mergers & Acquisitions

When you are buying or selling a business or fundraising for growth, you look for independent advice and insight that provides a commercial advantage. You need advisers with a deep understanding of your business objectives and your industry and market. Our sector-led approach means we are able to provide you with the genuine expertise in what matters to you. You will also find that we are able and willing to challenge where we believe it is needed.


Fundraising and Debt Advisory

Fundraising is always challenging. Regardless of what stage of its lifecycle your business is at or the type of capital, debt or equity, we will guide and advise you through the funding process. Our extensive experience and funding expertise allow us to understand your business needs and find the right funding solution.

Whether that solution is Venture Capital, Private Equity, Debt or an IPO will depend on your business and your ambitions for it. We want to build a long-lasting relationship with you so that we can accompany you through the life of your business and your next venture.

Our PLC advisory team also advises on corporate transactions within a capital markets context


Growth Advisory

Growth Advisory (GA) is a specialist team of advisors who exclusively focus on helping businesses prepare for and secure funding from a variety of sources including banks, specialist lenders, venture capital and private equity. The team work with companies from Seed to Series B looking for funding to drive growth. The team use their extensive knowledge and connections to find the right investors for your business.


Private Equity

If your business needs investment, Private Equity (PE) should always be one of the options you consider. Whether it’s the first time you use Private Equity or you are a PE veteran, it can be a transformative and very rewarding experience. Our advice will help you avoid the pitfalls and reap the rewards of working with PE investors.


Debt Advisory

The Debt Advisory team specialize in advising companies in these situations. We have extensive relationships with the lending community which means we ensure the client can maximise all potential funding options. We apply our extensive knowledge, experience and relationships to match your requirements with the facility.

Our Approach

  • Business Plan review
  • Independent and unbiased debt market review in the context your client’s requirements and metrics
  • Work with you to develop a comprehensive set of potential financing options
  • Provide strategic debt advice and quality, hands on support for implementation


Transaction Services

Are you looking to buy or sell all or part of a business? Are you reshaping your business through private equity or debt finance, or through the capital markets? Whatever you are trying to achieve, we will help you throughout the process. Our comprehensive range of due diligence and transaction services includes financial and tax due dilligence and vendor due diligence, as well as other specialist areas of deal support such as transaction readiness advice and IT, operational, market and commercial due diligence. We also work with our colleagues to offer other deal related services including private equity, M&As, valuations, employee incentivization, technology risk assessments, transaction structuring, and integration and operational performance advice.

Our advice and various transaction services are tailored to your needs and the requirements of your unique transaction. We deliver bespoke reports that are prepared by due diligence experts and sector specialists. The reports provide the ideas and actionable insights that will help you complete a successful deal or transaction.

Our Transaction Services team comprises due diligence experts and sector specialists with huge collective experience of transactions with both companies and private equity investors, as well as capital markets. Every member of the team is focused on identifying, understanding and communicating the key value drivers, risks and opportunities that will impact on your deal. Our experience and expertise enable us to meet your strategic objectives, make the most of negotiation opportunities and minimise risk.


Due Diligence

The Transaction Services team advises on a large number of deals with SMEs, large and multi-national companies and private equity firms, across a range of sectors. This gives us a depth and breadth of experience that means we can give you the advice, analysis and recommendations that matter.

We will draw on financial, commercial, operational and strategic information to challenge assumptions about future performance and the strategic value of your target business. We will also take the time to understand your business so we can help you understand and manage potential synergies, operational issues and deal structuring.

We are a multi-discipline team. Our expertise covers data analytics, financial modelling, financial, tax, IT, operational and commercial due diligence, SPA and completion mechanism support and valuations.



BDO’s Valuation team delivers independent valuations for a variety of purposes. Our valuation work is very varied and includes reports needed to comply with accounting or regulatory standards and for tax, litigation, family or commercial purposes.

In our experience, a valuation is often needed at a difficult or stressful time. This may be a shareholder dispute, a potential sale, the breakdown of a relationship or simply the year-end audit process. We deliver valuations in a timely and cost-effective way. We provide a valuation service that gives our clients confidence they have the full picture.

·       Business Valuation

·       Financial Reporting Valuation

·       Tax Valuation

·       Expert Witness

·       Portfolio Valuation 

·       Restructuring Valuation 

·       Real Estate Valuation 


Dr. Matthias

Dr. Matthias Heckel

Director - Risk Advisory, Internal Audit & Forensics
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