Our services span the full range of M&A advisory, corporate restructuring, strategic advisory and operational optimization.
We are able to support and add value to your business at any point in it's life cycle and are particularly adept at restructuring and special situations.
Please see below for a brief overview of the services we typically provide our clients.
SELLING YOUR BUSINESS
Over 80% of transaction processes to dispose of a business fail !
Accelerate Africa have pioneered a comprehensive business preparation, marketing and transaction process suited to selling a business on the African continent.
Just as importantly, we have in depth knowledge and connections with leading investors and advisers to ensure a suitable buyer can be sought.
RESTRUCTURING AND SPECIAL SITUATIONS
Specialist advisory and 'hands on' actions to turn around any business situation or evaluate strategic options
We have restructured multiple businesses in order to ensure a business is a going concern or to increase value for shareholders.
Typical actions include cost cutting, financial restructuring (e.g. to reduce debt), hiring of new executives/employees, disposal of non-core operations and streamlining of strategy.
Capital raising for growth, exit of existing shareholder(s) or financial restructuring
Depending on the particular situation, we are able to leverage our relationships with a wide variety of investor groups (private equity, high net wealth individuals and family offices) and banking institutions.
The team have completed over 20 acquisitions of businesses in a variety of sectors and countries
We are adept at advising and managing the process from start to finish to acquire a business.
This typically includes: valuation, negotiation with the vendor on terms, due diligence, managing all transaction workstreams, legal documentation and financial close. We are also able to provide integration and post acquisition planning support.
FINANCE FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT
The finance function is integral to the smooth running of your business yet typically we find many SME finance functions fail to optimally perform, or lack the capabilities for your business to accelerate to the next level
We typically improve finance functions through:
undertaking a 360 degrees diagnosis on your finance function and recommending & implementing appropriate changes
acting as interim Finance Director
lending our expertise to improve corporate reporting