Buy and integrate

Our M&A advisory team helps enable strategic growth through better integrated and operationalized mergers and acquisitions, JVs and alliances. In a fast-paced M&A market, we help companies move quickly to refine their growth strategy, perform deal sourcing, conduct diligence and valuation and achieve greater synergies during M&A integration.

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How an acquisition helped Orifarm prepare a prescription for growth

EY teams help founder-run Orifarm, a Danish pharmaceuticals company, embark on the path to transformation.

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How do you prepare for and integrate a huge acquisition at pace?

Orifarm had grown organically, but was now significantly increasing in size overnight

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End-to-end, synchronized parallel processes assure success

Understanding that due diligence informs the integration process across functions was critical.

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Beyond “Day 1”: Company transformation

An acquisition on this scale isn’t just about growth — it entails major transformation.

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What EY M&A advisory services can do for you

Our clients enjoy the personalized attention of a full-service organization with access to broad intellectual capital, extensive relationships and leading‑class solutions to drive growth strategies that fit buy-side M&A needs. 

We are one of the only major professional consulting organizations that offers fully-dedicated multidisciplinary M&A advisory capabilities. From strategy to execution, our services are underpinned by extensive due diligence, commercial, operational, financial and tax experience.

We also combine M&A, functional and sector experience with M&A technology to help companies make better, faster decisions. In particular our technology leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence, robotics and process automation, and data analysis and visualization to help increase confidence in decisions and accelerate synergy capture.

We understand that every type of deal is different, requiring bespoke integration approaches, priorities and operating models. Our M&A advisory team can help you understand what business to buy, how to value it and how to integrate it into your company.

  • M&A diligence and valuation

    We conduct diligence in the following areas to enable you to choose the right target at the right price.

    • Commercial
    • Financial risk
    • Human resources
    • IT
    • Operations and synergies
    • Regulatory
    • Cyber
    • Valuation
    • Transaction tax
    • Fairness opinions
  • M&A integration

    We use a structured approach to help you integrate a target successfully and maximize deal value.

    • Integration management office (IMO)
    • Value creation and synergy identification
    • Day One readiness
    • Business processes and functional integration
    • Change management and communications
    • Sales and marketing effectiveness

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  • Growth strategy

    Helping you find the path to grow your business:

    • Corporate and business unit strategy
    • Portfolio strategy
    • New market growth opportunities
    • Strategic business model evaluation
    • Full Potential Paradigm™
  • M&A deal sourcing and origination

    • Identify and assess strategic fit of an acquisition target, JV or alliance partner
    • Offer guidance to help access debt and equity capital
    • Provide independent perspective on deal terms
  • M&A tools: Connected Capital Technologies

    M&A tools to help deliver better decision-making and accelerated results.

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Contact our M&A advisory team

Get in touch to learn how EY can help with your M&A strategy.