Transaction support

Planning to buy, sell or merge

Buying or selling a business can be one of the most rewarding – but also stressful – things you may ever do. It’s a complex process, so getting the details right is vital. What matters is working with an expert in your corner who has done all of it before: one of the best choices you can make.

We help to answer a huge range of key questions:

  • What are the tax merits of the transaction?
  • Should I buy the business directly, or buy shares in the company that owns it?
  • Am I benefiting from all possible tax concessions?
  • How do I know if this transaction will deliver my objectives?

Accru Harris Orchard has completed many transactions on behalf of clients. These range from $90m deals to $200k deals. Some of the larger transactions are listed below. However, we appreciate the value of the transaction doesn’t matter as they are all big deals to the people involved – and we treat them as such.

  • A $90m merger between Australia’s two largest online dating businesses – Oasis Active and RSVP.
  • The sale of Organic & Raw, a South Australian drinks manufacturer, to Coca-Cola in a $multi-million transaction, only eight years after starting the business.
  • The sale of Oil Industry & Catering Services (OICS) to Village National who provide accommodation solutions for ‘away from home’ workers in regional Australia.
  • Sydney client, Audrey Page, acquired by another outplacement business to form The Career Insight Group.
  • The sale of Cospective, creator of the Academy Award and Emmy-winning synchronised remote review tool ‘cineSync’ to ftrack, the global media review platform headquartered in Sweden.

Transaction support services include:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Due diligence
  • Tax structuring
  • Business structures
  • Valuations
Getting the best final result means planning early – ideally three to five years beforehand.
We can support the entire process, so contact Richard Bowden to get started.