Local Expertise - International Reach
First established more than thirty years ago, ACS Partners is one of the longest established networks of M&A and corporate finance advisers. With an international presence across Europe and the United Sates and with affiliates in the Far East and Australia, ACS provides clients with local expertise and international reach. Working mainly with smaller and mid-market private clients, ACS partners has accumulated extensive experience in cross border deals and established an expertise in managing the financial and cultural issues critical to the success of growing international operations. We recognise the challenges and opportunities for mid-market companies seeking to expand their activities globally and our partners are able to provide the necessary guidance and advice at all stages of a transaction.
Our local knowledge about markets and opportunities helps acquirers to identify the right acquisition target and to approach the target's shareholders in the appropriate manner to negotiate the transaction, taking into account customs of the respective country. For divestitures, our contacts and knowledge of transactions, both local and international, gives us exceptional access to potential acquirers, enabling us to extract the best price possible for our clients' businesses.
For clients seeking to grow through acquisition, our transaction specialists will help you through all aspects of planning, sourcing, negotiating and completing the transaction. Once acquired, our consulting team can help you integrate the company both commercially and culturally into your business. ACS members also work with clients arranging successful exits for corporates, private owners and private equity owned businesses.
ACS work proactively with clients to identify capital and financing needs and our partner firms have assisted many clients in raising finance to fund growth plans, acquisitions, recapitalisation and liquidity requirements. Finance may be sourced through banks or other lending institutions against assets or cash flow or, though VCs or HNWIs. Our funding specialists have also assisted many entrepreneurs in sourcing finance for start-up ventures and buy-outs/buy-ins.
For businesses experiencing operational under-performance or financial stress we can assist clients by: assessing business viability; identifying the strategic options; and implementing any financial restructuring. By utilising our local knowledge and cross-border expertise, we can identify opportunities to stabilise a business and build a foundation for future growth. Restructuring may be complemented by our interim management services.
A number of ACS members provide leadership and executive coaching programmes for both expatriate and local managers. These programmes are designed to: help the local/ expatriate executive clarify the expected job performance results; identify and implement action plans to achieve expected job performance results; and to address the special and local problems faced by the expatriate executive. ACS may also provide interim management in turnaround or post acquisition situations.
ACS Partners can evaluate “green-field” opportunities and business plans. We can mentor and guide management in the rationalisation of operations and the development of growth strategies. Our approach can also encompass possible financing through our debt and equity relationships and alliances with lenders. ACS are able to assist management in identifying key issues, focus on areas for business operational improvement as well as identifying growth strategies to optimise shareholder value.
Our advisory services cover both the acquisition and sale of property as well as brokering property transactions of all types: hotels, residential, offices, shopping centres and land. We also help set up and manage Real Estate portfolios and have provided interim management to commercial property enterprises.