We provide bid support and defence services to make and defend hostile public bids.
For are a bidder, we prepare hostile reviews on your own business and analysis of the vulnerability of the target business.
For defenders, we assist to defend or achieve the best price for your company. Because of our experience in defence situations we can help company management position themselves favourably to the markets during the bid.
We also carry out 'dummy' defence assignments for clients who feel exposed, but before a bid is announced. Many companies commission defence reviews as a routine board activity to help maintain an objective external view of their company.
Your organisation benefits from our early involvement, our familiarity with the process and priorities, and our understanding of how to work with the wider defence or attack team.
We assist in developing the arguments on value, supporting your proposition and helping to strengthen your position - both in the market and with shareholders - and so to increase the chances of a successful result.