A wide range of business advisory services is provided, a brief summary of key service areas is provided below.
Due diligence investigations
These investigations may be undertaken for a wide range of reasons but typically they concern some form of corporate transaction such as an acquisition or an investment in another business. DFK specialists are skilled in undertaking such investigations and have the resources to undertake complex assignments to meet the most demanding timetables.
DFK offices in major financial centres provide a wide range of services including raising capital; gaining listings on, and advising on the requirements of, the various equity markets; mergers and acquisitions and associated due diligence investigations; and divestments.
IT is a valuable tool for business, when implemented effectively. DFK members review information systems to identify opportunities for using existing systems more effectively. Where investment in new systems is required, specialists work with clients to identify the benefits sought and to ensure that any investment made delivers those benefits and is cost-effective. The objective is always to provide management with the information they need to manage their business, whether on a national or international basis.
Clients have access to experienced business advisers with specialised sector knowledge who are able to undertake international assignments. Particular areas in which these skills are focused are in strategy development and change management. Practical advice is available, to clients wishing to establish overseas operations, on the selection of an appropriate overseas location taking into account management objectives, market conditions, taxation and other factors that affect their success.
Business turnaround and recovery
A full range of services for organisations and individuals in financial difficulty. In addition to the formal procedures to which clients may be subject, objective advice and assistance is provided to help clients meet their financial commitments without the need to implement such formal procedures.
Forensic accounting and litigation support
Where clients are involved in disputes, whether in their domestic market or internationally, members provide specialist analysis and reporting services to support litigation and the resolution of disputes.
These may be required for a variety of reasons. Experts with strong track records in establishing and valuing a company or other business structure. Where required, our reports are used to support litigation or negotiations with the tax authorities.
Fraud prevention and detection
Fraud is now a fact of business life and its cost to business is enormous. Advice is available on the prevention and detection of fraud, whether carried out using traditional methods or via the internet.
Member firms offer training services to clients and other member firms to develop capabilities within and beyond the association.
Other professional advice
Members maintain close contacts with business leaders, bankers, lawyers and other professionals in their community and can make introductions where required.