Transaction Services


“We have an experienced and exclusively dedicated deals team since 1996. Whether you are making an acquisition, divestiture, or strategic alliance, we have the same objective – to make sure you get the maximum return on your deal.”

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25 years Transaction Services

We are a team ready to assure the maximum return of the Transactions we support.

A Transaction is a unique milestone in the life of a company. Each deal is different and has its own particularities.
Due diligence is a critical stage of the deal process.

The main purpose of due diligence is to provide relevant information to the key stakeholders, helping them make decisions during the transaction, providing the decision-makers a deeper understanding of the business and the risks and opportunities of the deal.

The purpose of due diligence is to understand business trends and existing growth levers, review the business plan and business assessment, and ensure that there are no “black holes” in the financial statements. obtain an insight into the management and culture of the company, support in price negotiations, namely in the definition of price mechanisms, deepen commercial knowledge and, finally, anticipate the management of the post-acquisition process.

Our services

Buy side due diligence

Any organisation considering a deal needs to check all the assumptions it is making about that deal. Financial due diligence provides peace of mind to both corporate and financial buyers, by analysing and validating all the assumptions being made. 

With increasing reliance on data analysis techniques, we focus our analysis on evolving economic performance to support business valuation. Our objective is to provide greater visibility on income growth levers, main markets/customers/products and trends within them, cost/suppliers structure to assess the profitability of the business, as well as analyze the working capital cycle, needs investment, debt level and other specific concerns that our Clients may have.

We offer an integrated approach and may bring other due diligence competences, such as tax, legal, commercial, market, operational, information systems, regulatory, environmental and human resources.

Vendor due diligence (VDD)

One of the critical steps of a structured disposal process with several prospective interested buyers, is a vendor due diligence report. 

The VDD report is commissioned by the vendor, however approaches in an independent and objective way all the potentially relevant aspects of a specific business, company or Group, for the benefit of a potential undisclosed investor. At the end of the process, once the vendor identifies the selected investor to conclude the transaction, and as long as the investor meets all the PwC client acceptance criteria, he can acquire rights over the VDD report.

The scope of a VDD should be sufficiently broad as to include all the areas that might be of interest to a potential investor.

The VDD process also has the advantage of allowing for any potential business risks to be addressed as soon as they are identified, and prior to be reported upon and made aware to the potential investors.

Vendor assistance

When a company is up for sale - or selling off one of its parts - vendor assistance services can offer customised solutions, aiming to prepare the disposal process and successfully close the deal. 

Our specialists work alongside company management and their lead advisers throughout the process, ensuring that opportunities and issues are understood and the correct steps are taken to maximise deal value.

Vendor assistance is provided for the benefit of the vendor only.

Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA)

In any transaction, the Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) represents the outcome of the due diligence and negotiation process. 

Our team provides expert support at all stages of a transaction from pre-deal work through to post-completion support:

  • pre-deal: by providing inputs to have clear, precise and unambiguous provisions, ensuring that the SPA includes protection that cover all risks and contingencies identified in the due diligence process, as well as any risks related to lack or limitation of information and reviewing clauses related to pricing and deal completion mechanics.

  • post-deal: assisting Clients in protecting or generating value through the execution of any SPA completion mechanism.

CFO Office/Interim leadership

Investors (strategic or financial) need to take the reins of the business they have invested in, as well as implement the necessary actions to deliver the expected value for the transaction.

Leveraging the knowledge acquired during the due diligence process, we work with management to tackle the financial challenges in the post-deal stage.

How? We prepare the company to operate under the buyer's standards, manage the integration process and relationships with the main stakeholders, providing a stable framework to the business and building a strong platform for future management.

We have a team of experienced professionals, who can assume executive or advisory functions in the business.


Our Team

We have more than 25 years of experience in advising transactions in Portugal, from large and complex transactions to deals involving SMEs.

Our team is exclusively dedicated to transactions, performing business / financial / accounting analyses, based on data analysis techniques, focusing on essential aspects in the transaction context.

We are able to quickly mobilise and we are fully available during the whole process. We keep a constant communication with our Clients.

We add value behind the due diligence
(anticipating issues to be incorporated as reps & warranties in the SPA and post-deal issues).


Meet our team


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Luís Boquinhas

Luís Boquinhas

Transaction and Forensic Services Partner, PwC Portugal

Diana Carvalhido Silva

Diana Carvalhido Silva

Transaction Services Partner, PwC Portugal

Tel: +351 213 599 214

Jorge Campos

Jorge Campos

Partner, PwC Portugal

Tel: +351 213 599 279

Sandie Costa

Sandie Costa

Transaction Services Partner, PwC Portugal

Tel: +351 225 433 404

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