Private equity has become a mature industry. The equity capital of private equity funds has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. More and more capital is allocated to large investment companies.

„Good“ acquisition targets are still scarce. They are increasingly professionally marketed, even in the small and mid-market segment and  competition for these acquisition targets has grown. The lenders have become more demanding in the allocation of  acquisition financing. In addition to  financial due diligence they  request commercial insights into the target companies´businesses, such as transparency about market dynamics and  competitive positioning of the companies  to be acquired .

Thus, the requirements for  commercial due diligences has changed:  apart form an understanding of market trends and the company's current situation also revenue growth opportunities of the acquisition target need to be adressed. Moreover, the information needs of debt providers in the due diligence process are to be considered right from the beginning.

Success factors in the commercial due diligence for CODEX Partners are:

  • Senior, due diligence-experienced team
  • Fast setting up of the project
  • Close co-operation with the client
  • Number-, data- and fact-based analysis
  • Individual tailoring of  communication for  equity and debt capital investors

In addition to the Commercial Due Diligence CODEX Partners supports Private Equity investors to improve the earnings and the strategic development of their portfolio companies as well as in sales processes.