Coleago’s transaction services for telecoms operators and investors focus on three areas:

  • Buy side: Commercial and technical due diligence on telecoms operators
  • Buy side: Towers due diligence on behalf of investors seeking to acquire a tower portfolio
  • Sell side: Preparation of information memorandum to raise funds

The objective of any M&A transaction is to create value by acquiring a business for less than it is worth to the acquirer. Coleago is uniquely placed to focus on this issue because all our consultants are senior industry professionals with a minimum of 15 often 20 years of experience gained in operations and consulting.

Coleago’s experienced team and our tried and tested approach to due diligence ensure that the maximum value is obtained from a transaction and risks, where they cannot be avoided, are clearly understood.

Commercial and technical due diligence should be more than just a verification exercise

Reference projects

Tower portfolio acquisition: TASC Towers, Pakistan and Bangladesh, commercial and technical due diligence, site survey management.

Development Board, Rwanda: due diligence and asset valuation on national broadband assets (fibre optic network, VSAT, data centre).

Pars Online, Iran: MTN (Irancell) considered the acquisition of Iran’s leading ADSL provider Pars Online. Coleago, together with a partner, provided the commercial due diligence and valuation.

Meditel, Morocco: Coleago provided commercial and regulatory due diligence to advise Ooredoo on the potential acquisition of Telefonica’s and Portugal Telecom’s stake of Meditel.

One, Austria: The client, KPN, sought to acquire a GSM mobile operator in Austria country. Coleago provided the commercial and technical due diligence and modelled the business under different scenarios, including a challenger strategy. On this basis Coleago provided a valuation range for the target company.

Camtel, Cameroon: The government of Cameroon had invited investors to bid for the shares of Camtel and simultaneously acquire the 3rd GSM licence. Coleago prepared an assessment, identifying key problems in the structure of the proposed transaction.