Mergers is the combination of two companies to form one, while Acquisitions is one company taken over by the other. M&A is one of the major aspects of corporate finance world. The reasoning behind M&A generally given is that two separate companies together create more value compared to being on an individual stand.

We at DSB regulate all kinds of corporate restructuring that a company can possibly undertake, such as mergers, amalgamations, demergers, and every other compromise, settlement, agreement or arrangement between a company and its members and/or its creditors and help them to expand into new Geographies and Sectors.

In this regard we provide the following services:

  1. Conducting Due-Diligence

  2. Managing negotiations

  3. Preparation and finalization of Agreements

  4. Liaising with requisite authorities like RBI, SEBI etc. for necessary permissions

  5. Advice relating to the takeover code.

  6. Buy/Sell Advisory

  7. Identification of Potential Projects

  8. Business Valuation

  9. Financial Structuring

  10. Deal Financing

  11. Sell-Side Advisory including valuation, negations with potential client’s evaluation of Bids etc.

  12. Petition before NCLT and getting approvals for merger or amalgamation

  13. Execution and completion of the Transaction


  • Diversification of product and service offerings

  • Increase in plant capacity

  • Larger market share

  • Utilization of operational expertise and research and development

  • Reduction of financial risk.


  • To gain opportunities of market growth

  • To seek benefits from economies of scale

  • To gain a more dominant position in the market

  • To acquire the skills or strengths of another firm to complement existing business.

  • To diversify its products or service range in the market.


Due Diligence is an investigation of prospective investment or products for reviewing all financial records. Due diligence is like a tool that an investor can use discover other vital information about a business. The main goal of the due diligence is to discover hidden information about a business. Performing an effectual due diligence will take time, resources and money. Operations due diligence is an opportunity assessment to determine the future sustainability of a business. Due diligence is necessary to ensure that there are no onerous contracts or other agreements that could affect the acquirer’s return on investment.

DSB Law Group does Due Diligence for Merger or Acquisition by performing following activities:

  • Does the business have healthy cash flow?

  • By looking at the books, can you tell where the revenue stream is coming from?

  • How reliable are its financial projections and what multiple is it placing on those earnings?

  • Are profits going up or down?

  • How big is the market for the company’s products or services?

  • Is the market growing, shrinking or stagnant?

  • Are there any major new competitors in or coming into the area that could negatively impact earnings?

  • What kind of online presence does the business have, and how does it compare to its competitors?

  • If the company has physical assets, are they valued correctly and fairly?

  • Are there any hidden liabilities?

  • Are the company documents complete? (Articles of incorporation, board meeting minutes, tax registration, etc.)

  • Is the business up to date on its taxes?

  • Does it lease property? If so, when does the lease end?

  • What insurance information is provided and what is covered?

  • Are there complete employee files including salary and benefits?