We advise companies and investors on mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, buyouts and joint ventures, whereby our M&A practice includes experienced professionals in the industry. Drawing on that experience, we are active across the full range of M&A advisory roles, including:
• Sell-Side Advisory
SICO Capital has a strong track record in sell-side advisory roles, whereby we have acted as financial advisor for target companies and their board of directors or selling shareholders. Our role is centered around being at the heart of any corporate sale process, where we assist our clients in negotiations and provide them with impartial and objective advice about the merits of bids received. Our efforts in this area ranges from building fully-integrated financial models for our clients, to providing pre-sale fair market valuations, compiling private placement memoranda and sourcing potential buyers. Our extensive network in Saudi Arabia and the GCC includes access to family offices, private equity funds, investment companies, sovereign wealth funds and others.
• Buy-Side Advisory
SICO Capital can act as a buy-side financial advisor to public or private acquiring companies or individuals, where we advise buyers on attractive targets through our local and regional network of relationships and assist them in the entire process from contacting potential targets, signing confidentiality agreements and letters of intent, performing due diligence, to signing definitive sale & purchase agreements. We also advise our clients as to the timing, structure, financing and pricing of proposed acquisitions.
• Mergers & Joint Ventures Advisory
SICO Capital is well qualified to assist its corporate clients on merger transactions based on total discretion and a lack of conflicting interests. Our role in mergers’ transactions include compiling detailed merger financial models that include accretion and dilution analysis, synergies and cost savings analysis and advising on qualitative post-merger corporate matters such as board of directors’ composition, organizational structures, management, headquarters, branding and other.