Acquisitions and takeovers
Main activities in the company acquisition process
When advising on the buy-side, our starting point is the acquisition strategy. Together with the client we define, among others, the investment criteria and the integration plan.
1. Identifying companies, potential acquisition targets
Establishing criteria of target identification, including e.g. business model, scale of operations, value drivers, skill sets, and know-how.
Compiling a long list of potential targets with a description of their business models, the outreach of their products and services.
Compiling a short list of targets with the client.
2. Contacting potential targets
Contacting selected targets.
Signing NDAs with interested targets.
Forwarding of questions to the targets and request for information about the targets.
Organisation and participation in meetings with representatives of the target.
Analysis of the target’s key business and financial data.
Preliminary valuation of the target.
Drafting a preliminary version of the non-binding offer (NBO).
Drafting a preliminary version of key cooperation criteria (term sheet)
3. Due diligence of a company
Drafting a list of issues to be covered by due diligence.
Conducting due diligence with question and answer sessions
Meetings and conversations with the owners of potential targets.
Drafting a red flag report.
Identifying further steps.
4. Structuring the purchase transaction, negotiations and finalisation of the takeover
Choosing the optimal transaction structure.
Negotiations concerning the provisions of PSPA and SHA.
Finalising the takeover process.
A detailed description of the acquisition process can be followed in a separate article:
The role of an M&A advisor in the takeover process
One of the largest M&A teams in Poland
He oversees a team responsible for the implementation of M&A transaction processes, especially projects involving the sale of businesses and the acquisition of investors. He also provides support in the area of corporate governance.
Doctor of Economics, for many years an academic in the Department of Investment and Capital Markets at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Co-founder and CEO of CMT Advisory. Member of supervisory boards in numerous capital companies.
He supervises and supports the team implementing projects related to company restructuring. He also specialises in corporate finance, corporate governance and M&A transactions, especially offering advice on acquisition strategies and obtaining financing.
With a post-doctoral degree in Finance, he is a lecturer and professor of the Poznań University of Economics and Business, where he heads the Department of Investment and Capital Markets. For years, he has been involved in banking, private equity and advisory industry. Co-founder and Board Member of CMT Advisory. He is a member of numerous supervisory boards of capital companies. Director of the Program Council of the Family Business Institute.
Responsible for the supervision and implementation of projects relating to mergers and acquisitions, e.g. providing advisory services to the selling and the buying parties. Specialist in ownership buy-outs, company valuations and financial modelling.
Doctor of Finance Sciences, for a long time assistant professor at the Department of Investment and Capital Markets of the Poznań University of Economics and Business. He has also studied at Harvard University and London School of Economics. Stockbroker eligible for offering investment advisory services. A former lecturer in the Stock Exchange School of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
He implements M&A transaction processes, where he provides advice both to sellers and buyers. He specialises in finding investors, negotiations and corporate finance. His field of expertise includes projects related to company and asset valuations as well as shareholder buyouts.
He has been involved in the advisory sector since his studies at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Currently, he is a Partner at CMT Advisory and a supervisory board member at Decomonkey Sp. z o.o. and STX Next Sp. z o.o.
He is responsible for corporate finance, cooperation with financial institutions and M&A transactions. He supports entrepreneurs in financial planning, establishing market values of key assets and implementing supervisory systems and recovery plans. His areas of activity also include preparing expert evidence for court and arbitration disputes and financial advisory in restructuring proceedings.
Active in the financial advisory sector for over a decade. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business (with specialisations in Investment and Real Estate Management and Capital Investment and Corporate Financial Strategies) and studied at Athens University of Economics and Business. Doctor of Finance since 2018 and holder of the prestigious international professional title of a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
A manager in the transaction advisory team, where he supervises and implements enterprise sales processes.
He is responsible for e.g. company, share and stock valuations as well as valuations of intangible and legal assets. A specialist on asset impairment tests and preparing economic opinions for the needs of court and pre-court proceedings.
He has been associated with the consulting industry and CMT Advisory since his studies at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, which he graduated specialising in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies. Holder of an international certificate in investment advisory CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).
A CMT Advisory manager supervising and implementing projects in the area of M&A transactions as an advisor to the selling or the buying party. He also provides economic consultancy advice and supports in restructuring and reorganisation of enterprises, e.g. composition and sanative proceedings.
He has been gaining competence in the consulting industry since his Master’s studies at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. In the meantime, he has completed doctoral studies in the Department of Investment and Capital Markets at this very university.
Responsible for the implementation of M&A transaction projects, including advice on investment and divestment processes on the private market (acquisition and sale of businesses). Her activities moreover include valuation of enterprises and intangible assets, e.g. trademark valuation, as well as valuation of debt instruments (bonds).
As of her student years linked with the advisory sector and CMT Advisory. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business, specialising in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies. At present she works on the final exam towards obtaining the prestigious CFA title (Chartered Financial Analyst).
Offers support on financial modelling, budgeting and valuation of companies and their assets. She also carries out projects concerning M&A transactions, preparing opinions for commercial disputes, carrying out asset impairment tests, and corporate governance.
She has been involved in the consulting industry since her student days. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business with a specialisation in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies.
He supports entrepreneurs in M&A transaction processes on the buyer’s or seller’s side.
His activities include moreover valuation of intangible and legal assets, valuation of debt portfolios and creation of financial models.
He has been gaining experience in the consultancy industry since his student days. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Investment and Capital Markets at the Poznań University of Economics and Business.
Provides support in the areas of M&A transactions, valuation of companies and their assets, and restructuring consultancy. He worls on projects regarding sale and purchase transactions of enterprises, valuations and drafting specialist economic opinions. A member of the team responsible for restructuring processes.
He started working for CMT Advisory still as a student at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, from which he graduated, specialising in Capital Investments and Financial Strategies of Enterprises. Currently he is preparing for the second stage of the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exam.
He carries out corporate finance projects, where he performs valuations of companies and intangible assets and prepares economic opinions for commercial disputes. A member of the M&A transactions team.
He started working for CMT Advisory still as a student at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, from which he graduated with a specialisation in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies.
He carries out M&A and corporate finance projects. He is responsible for e.g. preparing enterprise valuations, including author’s copyrights valuations. He is a co-author of expert opinions prepared for the purposes of court proceedings and an expert in the restructuring advisory team.
He has been gaining experience in consultancy since his studies at the Poznań University of Economics and Business, which he graduated specialising in Capital Investments and Corporate Financial Strategies.
A member of the Corporate Finance team which supports entrepreneurs in projects concerning reorganisation of the business structure, enterprise restructuring and M&A processes, including preparation of business due diligence for entities planning acquisitions (investment profitability analysis).
He became involved in the consultancy sector as early as a student. A graduate of the Poznań University of Economics and Business, specialising in Banking and in Private Finance Management. Currently he is preparing for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) professional exams.