In today’s market, the pool of capital available to companies is significant and consists of a variety of different investor classes, including strategic corporate acquirers and private equity investors, alongside debt funds, family offices and institutional investors. The range of potential investors, both Irish and International, and their ability to take a flexible approach is leading to increased market activity and a more creative deployment of capital for corporate transactions.

Our Deals team offers hands-on, straight-forward, commercial and strategic advice, along with access to a significant network of investors, to support you in your transaction.

Our services

Coupled with organic growth, a buy-and-build strategy can significantly accelerate the growth of your business, driven by the opportunity to expand quickly into new products or services, geographies or to move up or down the value chain.

How we can help:

  • Commercial Analysis and Economic Market Assessment
  • Target Identification and Approach
  • Business Plan Preparation and Financial Modelling
  • Deal Support - Transaction Advisory Services / Due Diligence

A decision to sell your business can be driven by many factors. In the case of owner-managed businesses, this can include a desire to retire and realise the value of your entire shareholding or a plan to sell part of the business, de-risk as a shareholder and get investment to grow the business.

In the case of an institutional investor, this could include capitalising on buoyancy in a specific market sector or simply the end of an investment holding period.

How we can help:

  • Pre-Sale Valuation Analysis
  • Deal Readiness Review
  • Taxation Structuring
  • Lead Advisory and Deal Support
  • Vendor Due Diligence/ Vendor Assist

Embarking on an initial public offering will be the single most important and visible transaction in the life of your company. You need to ensure you are fully prepared for whatever challenges and opportunities your IPO may bring.

We work closely with our colleagues in Grant Thornton UK in supporting businesses on their IPO journey.

How we can help:

  • Preparation of the financial reports necessary for a successful listing

Why Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is a market leader in the provision of M&A services to the mid-market and has extensive experience in acquiring and selling companies, due diligence, valuations, MBOs, strategic reviews and corporate and capital restructures.

Using our knowledge and experience working across all sectors, we will bring our experience to a transaction allowing for a more efficient process and focus on key value drivers.

Our sectoral expertise, as well as our close ties with our colleagues in the wider Grant Thornton International network, mean that we have ready access to a pool of advisors with their finger on the pulse and an ability to assist us in sourcing buyers, vendors and investors on an international scale. Having access to over 50,000 staff, through our membership of Grant Thornton International, we have the depth of resources to consistently deliver our work at the highest levels of quality.

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