Acuity Knowledge Partners has over 18 years’ experience in providing end-to-end support to corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) teams of global conglomerates and Fortune 500 companies. We support them as an extension of their teams, offering timely and accurate insights, valuations and due diligence to keep them in the lead.
We help clients at each step of an M&A lifecycle. Our high-level screening and analysis helps locate ‘below-the-radar’ investment targets with attractive growth or value dynamics. We deep dive into areas of interest and conduct preliminary operational and commercial due diligence analysis to enable clients to better evaluate the investment/acquisition under consideration.
Our benchmarking processes and detailed cash flow, expense and valuation models assist our clients in maintaining a close watch on the asset/company performance, leading to proactive value enhancement. We further help them in streamlining the divestment process and obtaining optimal value for their assets by conducting divestiture valuation analysis and projections, shortlisting and profiling buyers, and listing market trends.
In addition, we provide bespoke solutions, which include supporting clients on fund raising and bond pricing, creating information memo, preparing valuation and performance reports, performing capital structure analysis, preparing earnings updates, maintaining investor presentation and databases, modelling and forecasting, and creating roadshow presentations.
Corporate Finance - Support We Offer
- Information memorandum
- Debt finance raising/refinancing analysis
- Capital structure/ funding analysis
- Working capital/DPO sensitivity
- Bond pricing, valuation and performance reports
- Covenant monitoring
- Bond/debt issuance case studies
- Investor presentations
- Maintaining investor databases
- Trading and transaction comps
- Crossholding/buyback analysis
- Developing investment thesis/reports
- Issuer description updates
- Primary and secondary markets analysis / reports / charting
- M&A/IPO case studies
- Information search: company, market, industry, trends
- Pitch-book (sell side/buy side)
How we are different
TAILORED SOLUTIONS FOR CORPORATE FINANCE AND M&A TEAMS
Proven ability to unambiguously understand the objectives of our clients and implement solutions to maximise their goals
STRONG DOMAIN EXPERTISE TO UNDERTAKE COMPLEX TASKS
18+ years of expertise and experience in all aspects of M&A transactions, deal valuations and corporate finance operations
ROBUST PORTFOLIO OF OFFERINGS:
Extensive range of bespoke services to effectively support clients’ financial and strategic objectives
TRUSTED PARTNER TO CAPITALISE ON OPPORTUNITIES
Our long-standing experience and established track record makes us a trusted partner for supporting all types of corporate finance and M&A deals
What we have done
Meet our experts
Prabaldeep leads the strategy research and consulting practice at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 13 years of experience working on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion (buy/build options), benchmarking, business transformation, process improvement, and more. He works closely with management, strategy, corporate development, competitive intelligence, innovation and procurement teams of clients across multiple industries.
Manish heads strategy research practice for consulting and corporate clients at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 15 years’ experience across consulting, corporates, investment banking and other professional services firms. Manish works closely with consulting partners and key decision makers to enable value creation in consulting assignments. He is seasoned in onboarding new clients and takes ownership of setting up new teams, delivery structures and expanding product/regional coverage. Manish has been involved in various company-level strategic initiatives.
Sumit heads the Consulting & Private Equity vertical at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He also oversees the China Delivery Centre. Sumit is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation and business development, in addition to providing oversight to delivery groups. He has more than 18 years’ experience across diverse lines of services, including private equity, consulting, market research, investment banking, and commercial banking. In his previous roles at Acuity Knowledge Partners, Sumit was instrumental in setting up the Investment Banking vertical and multiple other services. He also led the business turnaround of a subsidiary company as its COO. He is a chartered accountant and a national rank holder in the foundation level of ICAI.
Senior Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development
Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years' experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.