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The Deal Leader

June 2024 | Volume 41

Staying Connected Through the Due Diligence Process

The due diligence phase of selling your business is crucial for the success of your transaction. In our latest article, Staying Connected through the Due Diligence Process, we explain why this phase is not just about paperwork and financial scrutiny but also about maintaining strong communication and relationships with your buyer. Discover how staying connected can ensure a smoother transition and a prosperous future for both parties. Don't miss these essential insights to navigate this critical phase with confidence and integrity. 

Feature Article: 

What the election results mean for selling your business. 

Offering our perspective on the South African election results and its impact on M&A activity, we take a more measured approach.


Despite the prevailing discussions around a possible doomsday coalition, we believe this extreme is unlikely. The immediate aftermath of the elections might bring some turbulence, particularly in the financial markets, with the rand experiencing volatility as political scenarios shift.

However, we believe this instability will not translate into a significant long-term impact on day-to-day business operations or broader M&A activity. In essence, we foresee a continuation of the status quo rather than dramatic changes. South African businesses are resilient and well-versed in navigating political and economic fluctuations. We should brace for a period of uncertainty but not expect any drastic outcomes.


We remain committed to supporting our clients through these times, leveraging our expertise to provide insightful guidance and strategic direction.

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We held a highly informative webinar on 4 June 2024 titled Beyond the Number: The true value of a Business Valuation.

This session emphasised the importance of understanding your business's value and the current market conditions, even if you're not yet ready to sell.  

Key highlights included what a comprehensive business valuation should entail, strategies to achieve your desired valuation in a sale, and expert insights with actionable steps to prepare for the future. If you want to catch up on these valuable insights, you can listen to the webinar recording now. 

Our next online webinar will be held on 18 July 2024 at 11am and will focus on the topic Wait and See is Not a Strategy. In this upcoming session, we will discuss why it's important to have a plan when it comes to selling your business, rather than taking a passive approach. As a business owner, you have probably pondered over the right time to exit your business.


Join us to learn why having a strategic plan is essential, even if you are not ready to sell just yet.


Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and preapre for the future of your business. 


Dow Schofield Watts (DSW) 

As a Pandea Global M&A member, we have the privilege of collaborating with incredible firms like Dow Schofield Watts (DSW), who were also instrumental in establishing the Pandea network. 


Based in the UK, DSW offers diversified services through its innovative and varied portfolio approach, which includes M&A, due diligence, financial services and private equity, to name but a few. With a wealth of experience and a successful track record closing numerous deals, DSW has grown into a large, influential company.  


Their broad range of skills and expertise make them a fantastic partner for us - giving us access to global acquirers that drive growth and success locally. 

We hope you enjoy this issue of the Deal Leader. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you wish to discuss receiving a valuation and strategy for the future sale of your business. 

Warm regards, 

The Deal Leaders team 


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