Performing a vendor due diligence – confidential
Our client, a large strategic player, was looking to invest in a digital company to ensure they had a solid position in the market as their industry was rapidly moving towards digital. They asked SparkOptimus to support them in assessing whether the target company was a good fit.
SparkOptimus assessed whether the potential acquisition could fulfill the digital ambitions as set out in our client’s strategic plans. This included an assessment of the target’s own strategic plans and market position, its organization and management, and its technology platform, but also a review of the cultural fit and financial health. We then drafted a post-acquisition plan and value creation story, based on an assessment of the likely performance of the target as part of the client’s organization. In addition, an investor story and communication plan for the market were drafted.
SparkOptimus created a comprehensive overview in which it provided a critical assessment of the investment opportunity at hand. This assessment allowed our client to make a decision on the opportunity in light of their strategy, and provided support in the negotiation process that followed.
Through its rigorous and critical approach, SparkOptimus not only challenged our assumptions but also provided us with the comfort needed to move ahead with our plans.
Anonymous Finance Director