How to acquire a company

Indicative offer

Based on successful discussion with the identified target, we will prepare an indicative valuation of the target. Following mutual agreement with our client, we will prepare an Indicative Term Sheet (also known as Non-Binding Offer) and deliver it to the seller.

Related articles

As already disclosed, the buy side process begins by identifying potential acquisition targets. Be it companies on the local or foreign markets. Such process takes a couple of weeks and based on this exercise, we will prepare a Target List. We then commence to approach the targets.

If the seller is interested to start discussion about a potential sale to the buyer, we prepare a Non-Disclosure Agreement ("NDA") based upon which the seller provides us with necessary financial and business information in order to prepare an analysis of the company. Based on this analysis, an indicative value of the company is available (eg. value based on financial performance, value based on asset value).

Acting as the buy-side advisor, we draft a structured indicative offer (also known as Pre-emptive Indicative Term-Sheet or Non-Binding Offer). When presented to the seller, such offer includes not only the purchase price, but also the payment terms of the purchase price, proposed stake to be purchased in the company (minority, majority or 100%).

Should the seller agree to the terms received in the indicative offer (the buyer can request exclusivity for the process) he/she allows the buyer to carry out a Due diligence of the target.

Often, the buyer cannot fund the acquisition entirely from its own proceeds and intends to use bank debt in combination with own equity. Our Debt & Capital Advisory (DCA) team is prepared to support our client in drafting necessary document, tendering the banks and support during the whole process in securing external funding.

Take a look at the documents you will definitely need

  • download preview

    Initial request list for target company analysis (Sample)

    Which areas to focus on during target company analysis?

In this area you can contact:

Jan Brabec

Partner - Corporate Finance

+420 606 630 260

Roman Lux

Partner - Valuation and Modeling

+420 603 250 837

Petr Suchý

Director - Legal

+420 605 228 316

Do you need M&A advice? Please fill in your contact information, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Information on the processing of personal data can be found at here.

For more information on the purposes of the processing and your rights, please see here.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.