Transaction services


Financial, commercial and strategic insight to maximise deal value.

We assist companies involved in acquisitions, divestitures, strategic alliances and access to local and global capital markets. Our services include financial due diligence (buy side), vendor due diligence, vendor assistance, commercial due diligence, sale and purchase agreement advice, capital markets, bid support & defence, deal strategy, delivering deal value and merger and acquisition tax.


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Issues you may be facing

We help our clients maximise the return on their deals, identify and manage associated transaction risks, and build financial, commercial and strategic confidence. We get deals done faster, with less disruption and at a more attractive price. Using cross-functional teams, we bring together all the relevant expertise from across the firm, including the firm’s vast industry sector knowledge.


How we can help you

Financial Due Diligence (buy side)

Financial due diligence enhances the purchaser's understanding of the target business by bringing commercial and financial industry-specific perspectives.

Vendor Due Diligence

Giving vendors greater control and positioning over the sale process and timing. Our vendor due diligence specialists provide comfort to both buyers (acquirers) and sellers (vendors) with an independent view of the business, encompassing its performance and prospects. 


Vendor Assistance

Our vendor assistance specialists work alongside company management and their lead advisers throughout the process, ensuring that opportunities and issues are understood, and the correct steps are taken. Ensuring the vendor retains pace and initiative throughout the sale process.


Commercial Due Diligence

Assessing the commercial aspects of your deal, including market attractiveness, competitive positioning and customer satisfaction.


Sale and Purchase agreement advice

Advising buyers and sellers on how to maximise the value of the deal through the financial and accounting aspects of the sale and purchase agreement, and the preparation or review of completion accounts.


Bid Support and Defence

We provide bid support and defence services to make and defend hostile public bids. Reviewing a bidder's or target's business and analysing the optimum presentation of financial opportunities. 


Deal Strategy

For every major investment decision, our Deal Strategy team will support you to ensure the investment decision is sound, investment risks are manageable and deal value can be created. Helping you develop growth strategies, execute deals and drive long-term value creation. 


Delivering Deal Value

Doing deals is challenging and in today’s tough economic environment both locally and globally, achieving envisaged value and providing returns that meets shareholder expectations only adds to the complexity. Our Delivering deal value team provide advice and support on the operational issues arising on acquisitions, disposals and carve-outs.


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Peter McCrystal

Peter McCrystal

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 797 5275

Jan Groenewald

Jan Groenewald

Africa Deals Leader, PwC South Africa