Changing political environment, new government policies with respect to FDI has watered the growth of M&A activity in India. The transactions in 2018 doubled to reach $129.4 billion (previous highest 2017 $67.4 billion) (Refer : Livemint.) Unicus adds value in each stage of deal making right from decision to buy, sell or invest to the closure of the transaction and beyond. Our tax team, due diligence team, transaction advisory team with our lawyer associates provide a 4 pronged support in the entire deal making process. The most important value driver in the mergers and acquisition eco system is the Shareholders value. The partners being Registered Valuers provide unbiased opinion on Value of business.

Unicus has experts dealing in all aspects of mergers and acquisition. The specialized services include –

Structuring of M&A deals

The transaction advisory team and the tax team work in sync to give the clients best structure under which they can maximize benefits, optimise tax payments and minimise risk on the transaction. 

Valuations

Valuing the target company is another important scenario where Unicus adds value. This is generally the starting point of negotiation in any transaction.

Advisory on funding and business plan formulation

We are a part of deal origination process for defining the source and structure of funding. The advisory for funding includes tax as well business aspect. It also includes structuring from the view point of Company’s Act, 2013 and foreign exchange regulations under FEMA, 1999. It also includes business plan formulation based on detailed market research and computation of shareholder’s value.

Buy side and sell side due diligences

Unicus assists the sellers getting ready to face any kind of due diligences by the prospective buyers. Unicus also carries out independent due diligence of potential target companies on behalf of the buyer. Our due diligence report includes observations on business integration, valuation and process improvisation strategy along with our observations on financial and tax due diligence.

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