Our client, a fund based in Belgium, was acquiring a supplier of equestrian fashion and horse-riding accessories, mostly active in the Dutch and German markets. The target focused on high-end and budget segments and was still owned by its founder. The fund intended to support the target’s growth by providing growth capital and contributing its extensive knowledge of the European consumer industry.
We were able to take our work beyond a typical due diligence engagement, extending our support to include preparing pro forma financials, analysing the SPA in depth, defining the purchase price mechanism, preparing fund flows, defining working capital financing requirements with banks and preparing key post-integration items. Our added value was in providing overall support to help our client make an informed decision. Additionally, our close cooperation with other advisers, such as tax and legal, and finding solutions to potential post-transaction risks was highly appreciated by our client.