Acquisition Target Due Diligence
Fairmont provides a detailed analysis of target company strengths, weaknesses, risks, opportunities and outlook. Thoughtful, incisive diligence mitigates the risk of sub-par performance post-acquisition and helps to frame valuation and terms for acquisition.
An acquisition screen provides identification and assessment of potential acquisition targets serving a pre-defined market objective. This rapid identification of the range of feasible targets and independent review ensures the best alignment of available opportunities with strategic objectives.
Acquisition Target Sourcing
Using our extensive network and comprehensive market knowledge, Fairmont can, in select cases, facilitate buyer interaction with a target, leading to a sale. Proactive (vs. reactive) access to proprietary (non-auction) acquisitions at favorable valuations and terms can create significant value for our clients.
Sell-Side Advisory Support
Leveraging extensive buy-side experience, Fairmont can work alongside banking advisers to evaluate a seller’s served markets and competitive positioning, clarifying their performance and outlook for potential buyers. This is frequently of interest where companies serve both aerospace and defense customers, making a clear, cogent presentation of their market footprint both more important and more challenging. Fairmont provides assistance with development of CIMs and management preparations, in collaboration with management and bankers. By providing independent perspective and fair critique during the preparation stages, our support helps to ensure an effective process and desired valuation.