Transactions & Restructuring 

KPMG's Transactions & Restructuring group comprises four divisions, providing transaction services, corporate finance, restructuring services, and forensic accounting advice. Whether you aim to buy a business, raise capital, investigate fraud, improve performance or wind down operations, our professionals can devise and help implement practical and commercial strategies to achieve your goals.

Babak Nikzad

Babak Nikzad

Partner in charge, Deal Advisory

+852 2978 8297


Corporate Finance  We help clients with M&A origination and deal management, target search, capital raising, strategic and financial analysis, pricing analysis, valuation, negotiation support and financial structuring. We can advise on project management of a merger or acquisition, from inception through to completion and ultimately, in some cases, an IPO or trade sale exit. Corporate Finance also has teams dedicated to the financing of infrastructure and other capital intensive projects.


Debt Advisory  We provide our clients with insights into the loan and debt capital markets, particularly around issues relating to liquidity, pricing, market shifts and other structural changes. We can provide advice on capital structuring and analysis of funding options and assist with arrangements for debt funding. We will also look for opportunities to advise clients on event-driven financing situations, where clients are considering a significant and/or transformational event that will impact the company's current or future financing needs.


Forensic  We provide fraud risk management, forensic investigations, contract compliance and litigation support services, dealing with matters such as quantification of loss and preparation of expert witness reports. Fraud risk management helps to identify and assess early signs of fraud and determine the appropriate fraud policy to deal with them. Fraud and misconduct investigations include large-scale and multijurisdictional investigations, as well as documentation analysis, IT recovery, document management and other analytical techniques.


Intergation & Seperation Advisory  Our Integration & Separation professionals advise clients on their merger & acquisition, divestment, joint venture ("JV") and other transformation projects, via deep sector-led, commercial and operational expertise with strong alignment to post-deal practices across the Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas. We provide assistance across all stages of the deal cycle, from synergy assessment, integration / separation due diligence, integration pre-planning, separation strategy and options analysis and blueprint in the pre-deal phase, through to integration 100 day planning and implementation as well as separation execution in the post-deal phase. 

Joint Venture Advisory  We assist our clients across the entire joint venture ("JV") lifecycle, from establishment to managing operations, and the potential of seeking an exit. We can advise and support on joint venture strategy; partner screening and contact; pre-transaction preparation and assessment; due diligence, funding and JV business planning; negotiation and advising on the commercial agreements; as well as deal-completion procedures. We can also support the Project Management Office to help clients manage the entire joint venture establishment and operationalisation program.


Restructuring Services  We work alongside lenders, stakeholders and all levels of management to develop restructuring strategies that improve a company's balance sheet, profit & loss and cash flow. We can provide background support to the executive team and assists them in renegotiating their finances, providing a robust challenge to the business plan that underpins their refinancing proposals. Operational Restructuring seeks to provide the skills needed for turnaround planning and implementation to restore profitability and build a platform for growth. KPMG China has been appointed as liquidator to a number of companies with operations in Greater China and across the Asia Pacific region.


Transaction Services - Commercial Due Diligence (CDD)  As a key component of KPMG's Transaction Services offering, our CDD team advises clients on the commercial aspects of their business deals. We work closely with KPMG's tax and transaction advisory teams to assess commercial issues that can affect investment decisions.


Transaction Services - Due Diligence  We provide assistance to clients on mergers and acquisitions, particularly with respect to financial and commercial due diligence, analysis on financial projections, cash flows, management information systems and controls, and staff compensation. The team also provides vendor due diligence and assistance for clients divesting their business.


Valuation & Modelling Services  We are a dedicated team of professionals covering all regions of China. We are specialists in rendering Valuation and Modeling services to our clients, both corporations and investment funds, in all of our lines of business.