Bespoke M&A and Capital Market solutions for boutique and independent advisory firms

Scale up your existing advisory and capital market teams. We work with bankers across the hierarchy on live mandates as a pure extension of their onshore teams

Specialised and regional boutique investment banks are reshaping the M&A and capital markets landscape across industries and geographies. Boutique and independent advisory firms have globally earned c.USD11bn of M&A advisory fees, increasing their share of M&A fees to 37% in 2019 from 25% in 2009. Personalised approach and tailor-made solutions with a deep understanding of specific industries and regions make boutique investment banks and specialised advisory firms ideal for small and mid-sized deals.

Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) has solid experience of working with boutique and independent advisory firms of all sizes and has the ability to work independently on all high-value tasks across the deal life cycle. Our experience of working with bulge-bracket and niche specialist boutiques/advisory firms gives us a 360-degree outlook on deals of various shapes and sizes, enabling us to bring in industry-best practices under a single platform. This, coupled with Acuity’s tech platform BEAT, augments our capacity to serve these firms in a more efficient manner.


Our Offerings

Customised Pitchbooks and IMs

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Buy-Side, Sell-Side, Equity and Debt Financing Pitchbooks and Confidential Information Memorandums (CIMs)

  • Business model analysis

  • Industry research

  • Detailed financial analysis

  • Buyer/target universe identification

  • Investors screening and analysis

  • Presentations and graphics support

Comprehensive and Customised Financial Models

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Detailed Customised DCF, LBO, Debt Financing, Restructuring, Merger and Other Financial Models

  • Pre-modelling/valuation support

  • Model audit and cleaning

  • Research-backed projection

  • Sophisticatedly designed models

  • Restructuring of existing models

  • Visually engaging output slides with a professional layout

Strategic Advisory/Restructuring and Turnaround Services

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Customised Solutions with Answers to Real Business Challenges

  • Market entry and exit strategies

  • Takeover defence analysis

  • Alternative deal strategies/structures

  • Exploration of regional/global expansion opportunities

  • Complex recapitalisation and restructuring analysis

  • Investment recommendation

Alternative Financing Transactions

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Exploring and Analysing Capital-raising Options and Related Due Diligence

  • Comprehensive research on alternate financing options

  • Market newsletters/tracking

  • Due-diligence questionnaire

  • Case studies

  • Customised league tables

  • Support across RD, CMPO, ATM and SPAC deals

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