Business consulting  

Corporate governance remains terra incognita for many of the Ukrainian businesses. Well-established corporate governance helps to increase the value of the company, to obtain better terms of external funding, and the most important – to implement an effective system of decision-making and control at the highest strategic level of management, which creates additional security for the company's owners.

Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine provides the following services in the field of corporate governance:

    Services and Corporate Secretary of the Independent Director
  • Due diligence of corporate management companies to meet the requirements of legislation and the interests of the owner
  • Development and implementation of corporate governance standards in enterprises commissioned by the owner
  • Implement measures to protect the company from hostile takeovers and mergers (the distribution of corporate rights, work with the registrar, minorities, etc.)
  • Prepare business for sale: the withdrawal of the corporate rights of the group and the organization charts of their sales in order to minimize possible affects for the group
  • Documentary and organizational support of the current activities of the management (meetings of owners / shareholders, the supervisory board)
  • Recruitment and support the installation of certified software for corporate governance.
    Crisis management

    Although we have entered the post-crisis period - the number of companies that are in a critical condition remains numerous. Services in this area require the most qualified personnel, are popular and sometimes quite painful for the firms involved.

    Consulting division of Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine is ready to provide you with the necessary assistance in solving complex problems, such as:

    • Diagnosis of crises in the company;
    • Development of the programs to overcome the crisis;
    • Change of the system of management of the company with the goal to get out of the crisis;
    • Search for crisis-managers for the company in question;
    • Preparing for a possible bankruptcy and liquidation, support these processes, including the selection of lawyers and trustee;
    • Minimizing the consequences of bankruptcy for other companies of the group.
      Investment services and M&A deals

    Professionals of Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine are ready to supply you with a full range of investment and management services related with M&A deals:

    Raising equity capital through public or/and private placements
      Mergers and acquisitions (M&A), strategic alliances, development of fund-raising strategies for M&A deals:
    ♦ Preparation and support of negotiations
    ♦ Due diligence
    ♦ Development and approval of the scheme with the parties of the transaction, including international parties and different jurisdictions
    ♦ Project management of the transaction 
     
    • Debt Capital Markets (Local Bonds, Eurobonds)
    • Advising on the restructuring of the economic and financial performance of the businesses focused on fund-raising.
    • Consultations on the optimal capital structure of the entity
    • Protection of the company from hostile mergers and acquisitions
    • Block trades

    The way we work::

    1. Perform legal and accounting audit of the targeted company, the analysis of financial statements, tax audit.

                The following sub-steps are carried out:

    ♦ analysis of the structure of revenues and expenditures of the audited company;
    ♦ evaluation of system of internal controls;
    ♦ analysis of fixed assets, investments, accounts receivable and accounts payable, inventory of the company;
    ♦ analysis of the loan agreements and obligations, contingent liabilities, the completeness and accuracy of accounting of assets and liabilities.
     

    2. Choose the most optimal structure of the deal considering all financial, legal and tax implications

    3. Report the results of our test in the form of a detailed memorandum with description of identified financial, tax and legal risks that may have an influence on the planned transaction.

    The team of Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine could go on with further steps in M&A deals’ support:

    • developing a holding company structure, including proposals for jurisdictions;
    • provides comprehensive support (outsourcing, auditing, etc.) of the holding company in any jurisdiction;
    • transaction support of an offshore restructuring in order to optimize both the M&E procedures and follow-up.

    Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine shall provide you with comprehensive set of consulting, secretary, legal and audit support of your companies during their lifetime – from FAST incorporation to SAFE going concern.


    Lobbying and political consulting

    At the moment the businesses in Ukraine cannot afford to ignore the difficult situation that has developed in the field of legislation and its application. We can help you to deal with crosswords of Ukrainian laws and rules.

    Consulting division of Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraineready to provide you with the following services:

    • An analysis of the necessity and feasibility assessment of various changes in legislation.
    • Preparation, initiation and support of implementation of draft amendments to legislation at all levels and stages.
    • Consultation on the application of the law.
    • Government relations with the authorities of all levels.
    • Services for  infrastructure

      Infrastructure projects are also crucial at current stage of development of business environment in Ukraine. It is especially important if the number of companies of your business is growing. Consulting division of Crowe A&A Ukraine and Crowe Erfolg Ukraine is ready to provide you with all types of the necessary assistance in the lopdevelopment of the infrastructure of your business.

      • Organization of services of asset management, trader of securities and custodian
      • Organization of services of non-resident:
      • You can choose out of the following jurisdictions: Cyprus, Belize, BVI, Seychelles, Panama and Delaware. Convenient jurisdiction in the EU, Singapore, Hong Kong are available for you.

      Our services cover:

      • incorporation of companies in these jurisdictions;
      • services of directors and secretaries;
      • provision of nominee shareholders and registration address;
      • services of account-holder;
      • comprehensive services in accounting and auditing.