Corporate Finance

AA&Co boasts an experienced corporate finance team servicing all major industry sectors. We combine our insights and experience to provide a comprehensive range of advisory and corporate finance solutions.

a. Transaction Advisory Services

Balancing your strategic and financial goals together with identifying opportunities and exposures when executing mergers and acquisitions can take a toll on your team and your budget.

The AA&Co specialist transaction advisory services team provides the additional support required to ensure that transaction value is maximized.

AA&Co’s transaction advisory services include the following:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Corporate Restructuring
    • Management Assessments
    • Deal Structuring
b. Due Diligence Reviews

The diligence reviews involve a comprehensive investigation into the underlying operations of an entity with the objective of conducting a review and analysis of the risks inherent to the overall organization, the management of the entity, the market in which the entity operates, as well as any technical and other related risks.

In addition to advising on ways to mitigate these risks, we are also able to assist clients in establishing a competitive offer price for the target entity.

AA&Co’s due diligence services include the following:

  • Financial Due Diligence
    • Tax Due Diligence
    • Operational Due Diligence
c. Valuations

AA&Co’s corporate valuation techniques are robust and comply with best practices. The valuation process also includes a review and analysis of the management forecasts and their underlying assumptions.

We provide equity and debt valuations; these valuations are used by our clients for various corporate actions as well as for Capital Gains Tax (‘CGT’) purposes.

AA&Co’s valuation services include the following:

  • Equity valuations
    • Debt valuations
    • Valuations of options and other equity-type instruments
    • Valuations for purchase price allocation
    • Valuations of employee share schemes
d. Financial Modelling and Reviews

Financial modelling involves the process of forecasting the performance of businesses and assets, using relationships among a range of variables.

The central aim of all financial modelling is to ensure informed decision making or to conduct a valuation in uncertain market conditions. This provides management with leading insight into the short-term or even long-term business environment.

Financial models also assist with:

  • Monitoring compliance,
  • Debt covenants, and
  • Financial reporting requirements.

We provide custom-built financial models that can be used for a wide variety of situations to enhance the decision-making process, including:

  • Feasibility analysis
    • Scenario analysis
    • Forecasting
    • Cash flow management
e. Capital Raising

We assist clients in obtaining capital from investors, venture capital sources or B-BBEE investors for various projects they have undertaken.

The approach taken by the firm includes analyzing the asset at hand and performing a feasibility study to ensure its viability. The feasibility study includes applying industry research specific to that asset, as well as the preparation of a financial model which includes constructing a financial representation of some, or all, aspects of the asset.

The model is used to make recommendations based on the financial information at hand and also provides direction regarding possible actions or alternatives. The feasibility study and model is then presented to potential investors in order to assist with the funding for the project.