Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

The senior team at SA collectively brings significant M&A experience across more than 40 transactions across the global technology sector aggregating to more than $5B. Any M&A must have a strong strategic and cultural fit, SA being a team of seasoned entrepreneurs is quite sensitive to this. SA was founded with a mission to provide best-in-class, experience-backed M&A advisory services and support to entrepreneurs and be your trusted partner in a variety of M&A situations.

 

Sell-Side Advisory

We believe entrepreneurs and investors understand their businesses well enough to intuitively know when the time is right to consider an exit and monetize shareholder value. When the time is right, you need an experienced trusted advisor on your side. SA is that trusted advisor and partner throughout this journey.

SA offers entrepreneurs and investors full-spectrum Sell-Side Advisory services ranging from Exit Strategy, Valuations and Fairness Opinions to identification of target acquirers, negotiations and transaction closure.

We work intimately with our clients in formalizing the exit strategy, assessing the financial and cultural fit with each bid, and front-end negotiations on price and terms (Cash, Stock, Earn-out, Exclusivity, Non-compete, succession plan, etc.) with target investor on behalf of our clients to drive the transaction to closure at the best possible valuation and terms for our clients. Our singular commitment in every Sell-Side M&A advisory engagement is towards maximizing value for our clients.

 

Buy-Side Advisory

SA offers clients full-spectrum Buy-Side Advisory services ranging from building an effective Inorganic Growth Strategy to Implementing and Measuring effectiveness of your current M&A strategy.

We advise both public and private or Private Equity backed mid-market companies on various Buy-side situations. Our partner-led, focused approach enables us to work with you as an integral part of your leadership team – whether we advise on acquisitions for Revenue Growth (customer-driven), technology (strategic) or geographic expansion (cross-border), our goal is to bring to the table high-quality proprietary and cultivated target companies to our Buy-Side clients.

We leverage Technology significantly and our proprietary Smart-Fit Analytics engine enables our team to analyse hundreds of possibilities and short-list only the ones, which fit your specific M&A criteria. Once the strategic and cultural fit of a target company has been assessed with our clients, we front-end term-sheet negotiations on behalf of our clients and subsequently Stock/Asset Purchase agreements, etc. to drive the transaction to closure at the best possible price and terms for our clients.

 

Special Situations

While we remain focused on simplifying the journey for our clients, we recognize that not every situation fits into a pre-defined transaction category. For clients with such special situation needs, our Strategic Advisory Services team brings unparalleled, first-hand experience in a variety of special situation strategic transactions across the Technology space. We are focused on delivering customized Financial Advisory, Consulting and Transaction focused solutions to address the following situations:

  • Private Equity backed Roll-up/Aggregation
  • Inbound M&A - Global Acquirers looking to acquire in India
  • Outbound M&A – Indian Acquirers looking to acquire overseas

In addition, clients see unique value in engaging and seeking our advice as they begin to assess strategic alternatives in shaping Divestitures, Division/SBU carve-outs, Product Unit carve-outs, Insourcing Technology/IT Transformation Deals, Asset sale transactions, Split-offs, etc.