M&A Buy-side and Sell-side Advisory

Before embarking on a sale or acquisition process, it is essential to understand the motivation and expectation of the shareholders, as any process is dependent on key objectives which need to be defined at the outset. Blackwood specialises in understanding the goals of sellers and buyers and provides tailored solutions to achieve them.
We provide sell-side and buy-side advisory to clients ranging from large multinational corporations to small-and mid-cap, publicly-listed and privately-held companies as well as private equity firms and family offices. Blackwood and its principals have a proven track record of successfully completing transactions on a global basis.

Equity and Debt private placements

Blackwood and its principals have significant experience in advising on equity and debt capital raises of €5 to €100million. Our experience allows us to identify the right partner depending on the client’s capital requirements and strategic objectives.
We provide independent and objective advice on all aspects of public and private equity capital and debt raising such as process, investor selection, valuation and structuring with an aim to achieve the best possible terms.
We have built strong networks across all major global markets with capital providers including leading commercial banks as well as alternative capital providers such as private equity groups, mezzanine funds and family offices.
Being an independent advisor, we avoid all potential conflicts of interests experienced by most other firms who advise and provide financing simultaneously.

Capital Structure and Restructuring

Every organisation has a unique capital structure requirement. Whether due to financial distress or a strategic decision, we have worked with companies on improving and / or restructuring their balance sheets to regain their financial health or build an acquisition war chest.
Our in-depth understanding of capital structure products and relationships to the product providers enables us to provide solutions to help our clients achieve their long term organisational goals.

Public Takeover and Defence

We are regulated to advise you on a public takeover and defence mandates, managing the entire process on behalf of our clients.
We act as advisor to company boards and shareholders in takeover defence situations to protect companies and their shareholders from unsolicited takeovers and undesired actions of activist funds.
Our role is to analyse the client’s situation, assess specific options available and recommend the appropriate course of action to deliver the best outcome for shareholders.

General Corporate Finance Advice

- Valuation exercises
- Fairness opinions
- Corporate governance issues
- Financial reporting matters
- Board presentations