Corporate Finance Services

Transaction services

We provide a comprehensive range of due diligence and transaction services staff re includes financial and tax due diligence and vendor due diligence, as well as other specialist areas of deal support such as transaction readiness advice and IT, operational, market and commercial due diligence. We also work with our colleagues to offer other deal related services including Private Equity, M&A, valuations, employee incentivisation, technology risk assessments, transaction structuring, and integration and operational performance advice.

Our clients are often Advisory firms but we also support corporate finance teams in: non-advisory companies, private equity firms, investment and retail banks etc.

Corporate Finance

Corporate finance is basically concerned with the financial activities of a company.  Any decisions for investments or for raising capital fall within its domain. The fundamental objective is to maximize the value of a business by making strategic financial decisions which might include allocation of resources, identifying avenues for reinvesting profits or raising capital by issuing equity or debt securities. It must be understood that corporate finance is much broader in scope and investment banking can be defined as more of a sub-area of corporate finance.


  • Undergraduates in economics, business and finance could plan for a career in corporate finance.
  • Since most corporate finance job roles require expert knowledge of accounting, those who have completed an accounting course could be at a distinct advantage.
  • However, corporate finance is broader in scope than most other work areas in finance and it follows logically, that depending on the nature of work for a specific position, candidates might need to possess varying skill sets.
  • For instance, Earning CPA (Chartered Public Accountant) designation could work best for accounting-oriented roles and those aiming for financial analyst role could benefit more with CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.
  • It must be remembered that corporate finance is all about making critical financial decisions with a direct role in building value for a business.
  • Apart from accounting, candidates should possess excellent knowledge of finance, investments and corporate theory among other things to succeed as a professional.

Skills needed:

  • Good accounting skills and excellent analytical abilities
  • Broad-based knowledge of corporate finance and excellent communication abilities
  • Expert knowledge of financial analysis or other concepts depending on relevant job roles

Investment Banking

It deals with major financing activities including the issue of securities, acquiring other businesses (M&A activity) and similar functionalities aimed at raising capital for a business. Investment bankers are typically hired by big corporations to facilitate these significant fundraising activities, which demand specialized approach and expert knowledge on part of the professionals. This is why, despite technically being a sub-domain of corporate finance, investment banking qualifies as a distinct field in its own right and recognized as investment bankers are recognized as heavyweights for the kind of roles they carry out.


  • Undergraduates in finance, investments, and related areas can prepare for an investment banking career by developing necessary skills.
  • Usually, firms prefer to hire MBAs from top institutes as business-oriented courses and certifications would help prepare better for investment banking roles, although one would need expert knowledge of finance as well.
  • MBA is one of the few courses in finance with excellent networking opportunities which can be a big advantage for professionals in this field. As a matter of fact, banking internships are more competitive than some entry-level positions in other areas of finance.
  • Most of the investment banking professionals start their career as analysts or associate and after a few years of professional experience under the belt, they can begin an arduous climb up the career ladder to acquire the positions of VP, Director, and Managing Director.

Skills needed:

  • Advanced knowledge of financial concepts and excellent analytical abilities
  • Should possess excellent networking abilities and be an expert at client negotiation
  • An ability to perform well under pressure.
  • Hard skills like Financial Modeling, Valuations, Excel, PPT, etc.