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While transaction activity in India is growing rapidly, acquirers and sellers require a variety of pre- and post-transaction services including due diligence (financial, legal, tax), valuation and business modelling, acquisition accounting as well as internal audits/controls audits and transition planning. Certain regulatory requirements are of a continuing nature even after the transaction is completed.

E&M is engaged in providing these services and solutions to buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Our team brings its cross-border and cross-cultural experience to the task, with a combination of generalists and specialists in areas like valuations, due diligence, modelling, accounting, taxation and law. Collectively their experience includes:

  • Valuation of companies of varying sizes from start-up entities to global listed enterprises
  • Valuation for accounting, taxation, regulatory and other purposes
  • Impairment reviews and assistance to companies for IFRS and GAAP purposes
  • Cross-sector experience in automotive, telecom, media, FMCG, technology and other sectors

Selected key projects include :

  • Tax valuations for a demerger of Macau, Australian, British and American businesses of Australia’s largest casino operator in 2016-2017 with a market capitalisation of over $8 billion
  • $4 billion merger of two listed pharmaceutical companies in India in 2015
  • Sale of a $6.5 billion Australian personal loans business to a consortium of investors in 2015-2016
  • Valuation of an Indian private pharmaceutical business in 2014 with a value of over $1 billion
  • $630 million sale of a personal wellness division of an Australian company to a Chinese listed entity in 2017
  • Purchase price accounting in relation to a $550 million sale of an Australian container shipping business in 2016-2017
  • Valuations of two listed metals companies held by one of the largest Indian Groups under SEBI’s regulatory guidelines for voluntary open offers in 2012 with a market capitalisation of over $140 million
  • Annual valuations for major PE funds and superannuation funds with portfolios of over $200 million
  • Valuation of an Indo-Japanese JV between two listed companies in the automotive and auto components sector for a potential transaction with a value of $90 million in 2013
  • $80 million merger of multiple automotive component manufacturing entities into a single listed entity in India in 2012-2013
  • Fairness opinion on merger of local and overseas group companies of one of India’s top telecom players in 2013
  • Valuation in relation to arbitration proceedings between the Indian and German JV partners of a steel pipe manufacturing company in 2014

With over 25 years’ experience with local and global businesses and their needs from inception to growth and stabilisation, our commercial and financial knowledge helps you achieve your strategic objectives.

Read our September 2017 Knowledge Update on Business and Asset Valuation