Adding value to the deal continuum


Our strategic business structuring approach ensures our clients’ business; equity and finance structures are aligned to their strategic goals.

What we offer you:

  • Acquisitions and disposals: Deal origination, structuring, negotiation assistance and completion, BEE transactions and exit strategies
  • Debt advisory services, i.e. assistance with debt restructuring, refinancing, re-negotiation of debt terms.
  • Enabling access to capital markets and management buy-outs, e.g. assistance with JSE listings
  • Infrastructure and public sector advisory services.

How we do it:

  • Deal opportunity identification and initiation
  • Buy and sell mandates for businesses
  • Transaction structuring, including financial, tax and fundraising considerations
  • Lead advisory work, deal negotiation assistance
  • Project management of the deal process
  • Advice on BEE ownership strategy and partner selection.

Our transaction services help our clients maximise deal returns and manage transaction-related risk.


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How we can add value

We also offer:

  • Due diligence investigations when buying or selling businesses
  • Post-deal integration – capturing the value of the deal
  • Assistance with business plans, profit forecasts and working capital reviews
  • Business recovery services, for businesses in distress.

How we do it:

  • By complimenting our financial due diligence expertise with the services of human capital, information technology, and tax due diligence specialists from across the firm. We offer our services to corporate and financial buyers and sellers, including medium and large businesses, and private equity and debt providers.


We also offer all forms of specialist valuations required for business purposes, including:

  • Transaction valuations – business valuations supporting acquisitions, disposals, intangible assets, BEE transactions and restructurings
  • Fairness opinions – independent valuation opinions in terms of the JSE Listings Requirements or Securities Regulation Code on takeovers and mergers
  • Expert valuation opinions – valuation of shares or businesses in terms of articles of association, shareholder agreements or share scheme rules
  • Tax valuations – income tax and exchange control valuations
  • Financial reporting valuations – the complex fair value concepts of IFRS require:
    • Purchase price allocations – assisting clients with the identification and valuation of intangible assets as part of the IFRS3 purchase price allocation process for business combinations
    • Impairment testing – IAS 36 asset impairment testing
    • Audit assistance – assisting our audit teams’ reviews of purchase price allocations, intangible asset valuations and impairment tests
    • IFRS2 share-based payment valuations


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Duncan Adriaans

Duncan Adriaans

Africa Private Business Leader, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 21 815 3099