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Mergers & Acquisitions 

In today's globalised world, M&A is a key element of strategic corporate management. Acquisitions and disposals of businesses and strategic partnerships between companies open up future opportunities. The decision to execute or reject an M&A transaction, properly weighed against the potential benefits and inherent risks, is far-reaching and of paramount importance to the company and its shareholders, employees and customers.

What is your challenge?

It is crucial that you are able to exploit all transaction opportunities for your company while limiting possible risks. Your aim is to continue operating successfully in the market or to enhance your market position in the best possible way, and you have identified M&A as an important aspect of your strategic and operational management.

How KPMG helps you achieve your objectives

We offer you efficient, goal-oriented support from a single source, with a focused team of specialists that will cover the entire M&A process or tailor its actions to your organisation's requirements by focusing on specific elements of the M&A process. This gives you a well-prepared basis on which to make key decisions and manage your company in an optimal way. Working closely with you, we find the best M&A transactions and we always endeavour to meet and exceed your challenging objectives. We combine many years of global and national experience in M&A lead advice, due diligence, valuation, M&A tax and legal M&A with specific international expertise in many industries. The interdisciplinary expertise of our team members is a decisive advantage here.

Our Services:

M&A Lead Advice

As M&A lead advisors, we accompany you closely throughout the entire acquisition process or during all stages of the sales process. With your objectives in mind, we share our comprehensive knowledge and many years of expertise in the areas of valuation, negotiation strategy and risk analysis.

Due Diligence

Successful company acquisitions require careful preparation and reliable information. Evaluating the target company establishes clarity and helps identify potential deal-breakers early on in the process. KPMG provides robust planning, financing and evaluation models.

Valuation / Modelling

KPMG combines strong modelling skills with in-depth sector knowledge and cross-functional expertise from its Corporate Finance, Strategy, Accounting and Tax departments. Depending on your objectives, we could either act as an advisor to help you in finding the right price and fair value or alternatively we can also act as an independent expert.

Real Estate Advisory

The securing of sustainable income from real estate investments requires a holistic approach. This includes structural, economical, fiscal and legal expertise. We offer the necessary professional know-how, a wealth of experience and an extensive network to address all your complex questions on the multi-layered national and international real estate markets.

Succession Planning

Corporate succession planning – which entails parting with your company – is a challenging, multifaceted and sometimes emotional process, as well as a strategic step in a company's development. KPMG is the partner with the necessary expertise in succession processes to handle all valuation, financial, tax and legal issues in line with the owner's interests.

Tax / Legal

Mergers, acquisitions and sales are often tied to complex issues, also from a tax and legal point of view. From the initial methodology to the structuring process to due diligence and final implementation – each phase includes tax and legal opportunities and risks that need to be considered from an early stage.

Patrik Kerler

Patrik Kerler

Partner, Head Mergers & Acquisitions, Head of National Markets Zurich region

+41 58 249 42 02

Timo Knak

Timo Knak

Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions, Head of Private Equity

+41 58 249 42 04

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M&A Report

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The quarterly report provides an overview of the M&A activities in Switzerland.