Transaction Services

Transaction-related consulting services constitute on of the key fields of competence in our service spectrum. We offer many years of experience and first-class references, outstanding contacts, profound know-how and consulting expertise which are tailored to individual requirements. This background enables us to support challenging extensive projects quickly and successfully. We provide comprehensive support for all tax, financial and accounting aspects of the transaction process, including all relevant legal issues, through working closely with experienced lawyers.

We are the contact partner for banks, private equity companies and for enterprises operating in an array of industries. Our clients include family-owned businesses through to international corporate groups. We are also able to provide you with the highest quality advice on cross-border transactions through our worldwide network.

Altavis offers you all-round and competent support with all kinds of business transactions, such as:

  • Acquisition or disposal of businesses, businessparts, shares in companies
  • Business combinations
  • Management buy-outs or management buy-ins (MBO/MBI)
  • Disinvestments, spin-Offs
  • Privatisations

Based on the planning of the transaction through to the design of the transaction structure and its financing, we accompany you through all implementation phases - from the negotiation and drafting of contracts through to post-merger integration.

We perform due diligences which enable you to calculate the inherent risk of business transactions and lay the basis for responsible investment and financing decisions. With our commitment we solve information asymmetry between buyers and sellers and identify opportunities and risks. We make the strengths and weaknesses of the target company more transparent so that potential deal breakers are recognised at an early stage.

Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to offer you all the components of a comprehensive due diligence assessment from a single source and to tailor the scope and level of detail of the process precisely to your individual requirements and objectives ("one-stop-shop concept"). Our financial due diligence process provides a comprehensive review of your business' financial position. Historical data is used to analyse assets, financial and earnings position. Corporate planning is reviewed in terms of plausibility and, at the same time, lays the basis for an upcoming business valuation. In addition, accounting processes, important control systems and other relevant areas of the company and corporate structures are investigated. Tax issues are the focus of our tax due diligence services. Legal due diligence services are provided as required by experienced lawyers with whom we have worked closely in a relationship of mutual trust for many years.

In the context of a vendor's due diligence we act as a neutral expert on behalf of the seller.

Our support reduces transaction costs and the workload for the target business, particularly where several prospective buyers are involved. We help to speed up the entire process. Due diligence services also ensure that all prospective buyers are provided with similar information.

We will gladly provide support when disclosing transactions in your balance sheet accounts - from the initial assessment of the impact of the specific issues and optional disclosures through to the preparation of any pro forma financials which may be required down to the full disclosure of business acquisition in financial statements which we will ensure comply with commercial requirements.