Transaction Advisory

Transaction Advisory: Conquering Complexity for Success

Transaction Advisory for port operators and authorities, governments, terminal operators, and financial investors is confronted with a triad of formidable challenges. On the one hand, the inherent complexity of diverse transactions, ranging from acquisitions to public-private partnerships, demands a nuanced understanding of commercial, legal, and operational specifics. 

Assessing the operational and commercial viability of transactions poses a significant hurdle. This involves evaluating the efficiency of current operations, forecasting future performance, and aligning the transaction with the strategic objectives of the port or terminal on the one hand and the investor on the other hand. Striking the right balance between short-term gains and long-term sustainability is crucial for the overall success of the operation.

Lastly, the dynamic nature of the maritime industry, influenced by global economic trends, geopolitical factors, and technological advancements, presents an ongoing challenge. As transaction advisors, we stay attuned to market volatility and trends, ensuring that our recommendations remain relevant and effective amidst the ever-evolving industry landscape.

Successfully addressing these challenges requires a blend of industry expertise, strategic foresight, and a commitment to navigating the complexities inherent in port and terminal transactions.

Christina Prieser

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HPC's SCOPE of services

With Proven Approach to Transaction Advisory Excellence

At HPC, we excel in providing specialized transaction advisory services tailored to both the public and private sectors of the maritime industry. 

For port authorities, ministries, and institutional investors representing the public sector, our expertise lies in assessing commercial feasibility, support in procurement planning, support in the prequalification phase and preparing requests for proposals in the run-up to takeovers and concessions.

For the private sector represented by, e.g. private terminal operators and financial investors, we guide through the complexities of private sector transactions and provide comprehensive strategic and administrative support for acquisitions, concession negotiations, joint ventures and public-private partnerships.

Components of HPC Transaction Advisory Services

Market Sounding and Feasibility Studies: For market soundings, we identify market interest and feedback to refine strategies and align them with industry expectations. In feasibility studies, we assess the viability, potential risks and financial impact of proposed projects. By combining these two components, we not only ensure that our clients gain a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics, but also provide them with the insights they need to make informed decisions.

In-Depth Due Diligence: Leverage our operational and commercial expertise to conduct thorough due diligence. We analyse market trends, assess the operational efficiency of the port or terminal, and scrutinize financial data to deliver a meticulous understanding of the current state is essential for informed decision-making.

Strategic Planning: HPC specialists support in developing a strategic plan that aligns with the client's objectives under consideration of the long-term sustainability of the transaction, balancing short-term gains with overarching goals. Our extensive experience allows to offer insights into optimizing operations and enhancing commercial viability.

Risk Mitigation Strategies: Utilize our proven record in commercial and operational excellence to identify potential risks associated with the transaction. We craft robust risk mitigation strategies that safeguard the interests of the client. This could involve anticipating regulatory challenges, market fluctuations, or operational disruptions.

Transaction Strategies: We develop tailored transaction strategies based on our knowledge of successful past engagements. Our proven record becomes a valuable asset in shaping effective strategies for acquisitions, concessions, partnerships, and other transaction types.

Bid Preparations and Negotiations: Leverage our negotiation skills to assist in bid preparations and negotiations. We ensure that the terms of the transaction are favourable while maintaining a competitive edge.

Project Management: We keep clients informed and educated throughout the transaction process, helping to grasp the nuances of the transaction, fostering a collaborative and informed decision-making environment. HPC is able to manage the entire bidding process on behalf of public clients and acts as a facilitator on the seller's side.

Your Benefits from Transaction Advisory Services

With HPC, experience a partnership committed to maximizing value while minimizing risks: Our team, with a wealth of expertise deeply rooted in port operations, ensures a nuanced understanding of transaction complexities, allowing us to navigate challenges effectively.

With a proven track record of delivering successful outcomes, we bring a history of tangible results, providing confidence in our ability to drive transactions towards success.

Our suite of services covers every aspect of transaction advisory, from due diligence to negotiations support. Above all, the client-centric approach tailors strategies to align with specific goals, ensuring a win-win situation for operators and authorities.

Expertise Rooted 

in Industry Insight
Proven Track
Record of Success
Comprehensive Transaction
Advisory Services
Client-Centric Approach
to Value Maximization

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