Over the past 25 years, the global digital economy and E-Commerce have grown rapidly. Thus, new successful business models were established, often by young companies. Such companies are agile and have an unconventional corporate culture. Their business models are not always comprehensible to outsiders and have different growth cycles. Sooner or later, both already successful and “newborn” businesses will be in the focus of their bigger competitors, private equity firms and venture capitalists. Moreover, digital ventures need capital to grow and to establish themselves in the “winner takes it all” market. Investors, in return, require an assurance that their money is properly and profitably invested. Both parties need a solid framework for an independent valuation of the intended transaction.

FOSTEC & Company offers 360-degree due diligence services to analyze all aspects of the business:

Figure 1: M&A buy-side support by acquisition of digital & E-Commerce targets

The service portfolio of due diligence services includes services of varying scope and focus. The service portfolio ranges from initial red flag reports to a full-scope commercial due diligence report, which can be used as a basis for financing discussions with banks.

FOSTEC & Company has already carried out a variety of Commercial Due Diligence Projects.

Figure 2: Selection of previously carried out Commercial Due Diligence Projects

FOSTEC & Company has in-depth knowledge of various relevant digitization and E-Commerce industries. The spectrum of knowledge ranges from software solutions for corporate digitization to classic E-Commerce topics and digital business models.

In the course of accompanying numerous transaction projects, FOSTEC & Company has gained experience with different types of investors and financial sponsors (PE, VC, family offices) and has valuable project know-how regarding investment sweet spots of different sizes, from specialized small cap funds to global large cap investors.

Figure 3: Due Diligence industry expertise of FOSTEC & Company

FOSTEC & Company’s industry expertise in diverse industries is also reflected in the extensive range of investors advised and targets analyzed.

Figure 4: Selected project references with PE focus

Our Due Diligence Services are a solid foundation for investors´ strategic decision making in the field of digitalization and E-Commerce. The leading strategy consulting boutique FOSTEC & Company is at your disposal for all questions regarding business valuation and due diligence services. Our contact persons will be happy to help you and look forward to a first conversation with you.

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Markus Fost, MBA, is an expert in e-commerce, online business models and digital transformation, with broad experience in the fields of strategy, organisation, corporate finance and operational restructuring.

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Markus Fost

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Markus Fost, MBA, is an expert in e-commerce, online business models and digital transformation, with broad experience in the fields of strategy, organisation, corporate finance and operational restructuring.

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