LilO in cooperation with the Austrian Business Agency has developed a new product called the Ecosystem Report. It gives potential investors a detailed insight into the specific country market and its particularities including a general overview of a specific sector. It also includes a customized analysis of the operational and regulatory environment within one sector.
Before entering into cost-intense due diligence phases with legal and financial advisors we screen potential deal-breakers and cluster risks within our internal Pre Due Diligence phase. This enables cost and time savings within every due diligence and increases the chances of a successful deal closing.
Within our due diligence we also focus on human resource aspects, conduct corporate cultural due diligences and identify organizational and operational information that go beyond traditional M&A advisory. We customize data room designs according to our clients individual needs and build our due diligence on an intense cooperation with the involvement of the operational team of the seller or buyer side. We involve people and experts that handle the Post Merger Integration from an early stage on.
According to studies there is a 23% increase in “actively disengaged employees” after a takeover – even if no one’s job is affected. Therefore we support our customers to identify value-creating areas and help them leading the team to deliver quick wins to generate and sustain positive momentum and gain engaged followers along the journey.
Our valuations are not only based on tangible assets and financial figures shown in financial reports. Risk factors are included in our valuations that refer to customer or staff dependencies, hidden aspects or cluster risks leading to accurate and more comprehensive pricing considerations for buyers and vendors.
We analyze Post Merger Integration aspects from an early stage on enabling to include potential synergies and optimization potentials into our valuations. Cost effectiveness and costs savings are calculated that have a direct impact on pricing considerations for vendor and buyer side transactions.
During a merger or acquisition, the “Number one thing is communication. You can’t possibly over-communicate. The most important goal is to win the hearts of employees so they truly embrace the merger.” With our M&A communication experts we guide our clients through the internal communication and local press contacts and sector-related media. We support all kind of communication to guarantee a sustainable transformation and avoid insecurities through a new ownership for customers, partners and utmost employees.