Financial and Operational Due Diligence - Middle East Private Equity - Case Study

Background: A Merger and Acquisition: To evaluate how robust the business was from a sales, market potential, financial and supply chain perspective.

The Client:  A major Middle East Private Equity group (nearly $1 billion in assets) was interested in acquiring a sizeable but minority stake in a company in the Retail sector. The engagement entailed a full due diligence process covering:

- The organisation and management capability

- Robustness of the Operations

- The brands potential and future sector growth

- Financial due diligence

- Market visit and tour of a number of the outlets

- Customer profile and marketing programs

The Outcome: Based on the due diligence process it was decided not to invest in the business.