Mergers & Acquisitions

Mainsheet provides a full suite of transaction and corporate advisory services, and our senior team have successfully completed more than 200 listed and large private company transactions. We have a proven track record of maximising the value of our clients窶 outcomes by expertly managing transactions and capital raisings throughout the entire process from conception to completion.

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Sales
  • Capital Structure & Funding Reviews
  • Capital Raisings
  • Debt Advisory
  • Business & Project Valuations

Mainsheet works with our clients to thoroughly understand their objectives and to expertly design and execute mergers and acquisitions accordingly.

We are recognised for our ability to understand and thoughtfully accommodate the specific industry and business model considerations whilst maintaining a clear focus on achieving strategic and value creation outcomes.

Our services include:

  • Entire transaction process management
  • Acquisition led growth strategies
  • Target search, screening and engagement
  • Letter of intent and term sheet drafting and negotiation
  • Due diligence process management
  • Business, divisional and synergies valuation
  • Sale and purchase agreement negotiation
  • Managing transaction finalisation and completion

Mainsheet is a recognised leader in successfully selling businesses and maximising their sale value. We describe the business and its future potential comprehensively, and then target the right potential buyers with a compelling investment and value creation proposition.

Our services include:

  • Entire sale process management
  • Information memorandum development
  • Future growth forecasting
  • Commercial issue management
  • Business valuation
  • Buyer identification and screening
  • Sale and purchase agreement commercial drafting
  • Sale negotiation and completion

Having the right capital structure is critical and Mainsheet窶冱 senior team are experts at designing the optimal structure considering the business and its situation. Designing the optimal capital structure requires a technical review of the sources, applications and variability of cash flow as well as understanding the desired growth funding, dividend policy and risk appetite.

Our services include:

  • Cash flow variance analysis
  • Liquidity ratios review
  • Risk appetite assessment
  • Capital profile and cost scenarios
  • Growth and dividend balancing
  • Capital structure scenarios
  • Covenant implications assessment

The Mainsheet team has successfully conducted a large number of capital raisings across different industry sectors and varying business sizes. We are well connected to the venture capital, private equity, high net worth and family office investor communities in Australia.

Additionally, we have developed a network of investors in Asia and the US who have an appetite for Australian opportunities. Our success has been achieved by learning about different investors and knowing how best to position specific investment opportunities to them.

Our services include:

  • Current capital structure review
  • Capital raising approach (amount, purpose, price)
  • Future growth forecasting and positioning
  • Business valuation
  • Information memorandum (or prospectus) preparation
  • Potential investor targeting and engagement
  • Due diligence management
  • Investment negotiation and completion

Mainsheet has considerable experience in providing strategic debt refinancing and capital structuring advice. We understand the funding challenges, in both growth and downturn markets, and have long established relationships with the major banks and alternative financiers both in Australia and overseas.

Our services include:

  • End-to-end debt refinancing management
  • Independent capital structure review
  • Optimal capital structure design
  • Expert financial forecasting and modelling
  • Debt raising document drafting (information memorandum and term sheet)
  • Debt raising ‘tender’ process management
  • Legal and accounting input coordination
  • New debt facility negotiation and completion

Valuation is a central consideration in all merger, acquisition, divestment and capital raising transactions. Mainsheet窶冱 senior team have extensive business valuation experience and Dr Steven Bishop is recognised as one of Australia窶冱 foremost corporate valuation experts.

Mainsheet offers different types of valuation approaches depending on the circumstances including the net present value of cash flows, a multiple of earnings and realisable asset valuations.

Our services include:

  • Independent expert valuation
  • Valuation model development
  • Standalone business valuation
  • Synergy or restructure valuation
  • Regulatory valuations (tax consolidation, price allocation, impairment, etc.)
  • Strategy project and capital investment valuation