mergers & acquisitions

Trident Capital has extensive merger & aquisition expertise and transaction experience.

Services offered:
   • determining strategic options
   • establishing realistic objectives and acquisition criteria
   • identifying and analysing potential targets
   • advising on structuring and pricing the transaction
   • raising acquisition finance
   • managing the process for achieving shareholder and, where necessary,
     regulatory approval
   • managing the due diligence process
   • negotiating and closing the transaction

Our involvement maximised value for our clients in a variety of industries.Companies looking to expand by acquisition have taken our advice on mergers or takeovers of competitors in both domestic and international markets. Advice from Trident Capital on structuring the transaction, finding the acquisition target and assessing and organising funding requirements are a cornerstone of most strategies pursued. In addition Trident will deal with shareholders, negotiate and document the transaction’s legal framework, and attend to ASX and ASIC compliance issues.

Similarly the identification and negotiation with potential purchasers of our client’s projects or businesses have enabled our clients to realise the value of their investments, and where appropriate continue to have an ongoing fiscal interest in those assets.

Recapitalisations and Reconstructions Market conditions and opportunity sometimes dictate that the best means for a company to achieve public listing on the ASX is through a reverse takeover (RTO) of a listed company. Our strong relationships within the insolvency profession enables Trident to identify distressed ASX listed companies and be preferred as the party approved to recapitalise and relist that entity. Trident Capital can identify appropriate RTO targets, negotiate and finalise the commercial arrangements, provide advice and documentation for all and any necessary meeting of shareholders (and creditors), co-ordinate the inputs of other professionals where necessary, and liaise on the Company’s behalf with the ASX or ASIC.

Whether a company is looking at making a bid to acquire a controlling interest in a company or is the target of a friendly or hostile takeover action Trident can advise on strategy, structuring and defensive measures. Trident through its close affiliation with Price Sierakowski Corporate has extensive experience assisting companies navigating the highly regulated legal provisions and offer a comprehensive approach to obtaining the commercial outcomes sought.