How to get a deal off the ground

John Bowe, managing director of corporate finance at leading professional services firm Mazars, offers clear advice on how to fund the deal

15th May, 2016
At Mazars Global M&A Conference in Dublin in May 2016 were (from left): John Bowe, managing director, Mazars Corporate Finance; Peter Terry, UK; Tom OBrien, head of financial advisory services, Mazars Ireland; Wiley Kitchell, US, and Oliver Hoffman, Europe

When looking to fund your deal, it is important to select the right funding structure for your company. Depending on the size of the deal, this will be a mix of retained earnings and additional finance in the form of bank debt, alternative debt and or new equity.

The structure you pick will depend on the leverage levels that the combined cashflows of your existing business and new acquisition can support. There is also strong...

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