M&A Advisory: Financial services

The financial services industry is undergoing constant and far-reaching change. This affects banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial service providers in Switzerland and internationally in equal measure. There is the continuing low interest rate environment and the associated pressure on margins and costs, regulatory developments at national and international level, the emergence of new players such as FinTechs and the digitalisation of processes.

As a result, business and operating models in the financial services industry are regularly put to the test. Transactions in the form of acquisitions or disposals of investments, business divisions or portfolios can help to strengthen business models and ensure positive business performance for the future.

What we can do for you

Transactions present a number of opportunities and risks that need to be analysed and considered with great care. This is where PwC’s FS Deals team helps as your adviser by supporting you in the analysis and implementation of strategic courses of action and bringing transparency to your decisions. We attach great importance to trusting, honest and competent advice that is designed for a long-term relationship. Companies from a wide range of industries trust our comprehensive expertise. We regularly provide support for the transaction projects of renowned national and international clients. These include banks, insurance companies, asset managers, private equity companies, leasing and factoring companies, stock exchanges, FinTechs, payment providers and debt collection providers.

An overview of our services

“Your deal is our deal”. As part of our integrated advisory approach, we guide you through your transaction project from the strategic analysis to the successful completion of a transaction. Our range of services extends from M&A advice and transaction structuring to due diligence, portfolio analysis, business plan validation, valuation (business valuation, fairness opinion, purchase price allocation), restructuring, SPA advice and post-merger integration. Depending on your needs, we work hand in hand with other PwC experts from multiple countries and with different kinds of expertise (e.g. accounting, tax, regulatory and IT) to ensure a comprehensive approach to your transaction. In this way, we create added value for a successful deal.

Contact us

Christoph Baertz

Christoph Baertz

Partner, Leader Financial Services Deals, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 79 598 71 83

Falk von der Heyde

Falk von der Heyde

Partner, Deals Financial Services, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 14 21