Ukrainian financial advisors that operate in the market of mergers and acquisitions can be divided into three main groups:
- Ukrainian investment banks
- Russian investment banks
- Specialized M&A advisors
The aim of M&A consultant on the side of the buyer – to reduce the price of the transaction, and that on the side of the seller – to increase it. Understanding of the basic functions of a consultant in mergers and acquisitions helps to refute the myth that expenses on consultants are wasted money, since the parties are able to make a deal on their own. A professional advisor will cover the outlay through the formation of added value of the company, i.e. the conclusion of a M&A transaction at as attractive price as possible both for the buyer and the seller.