Deal Advisory

Deal Origination & Early Access

In the world of M&A, deal origination plays a pivotal role in identifying strategic opportunities for businesses to expand and thrive. Among the various approaches, one prominent method is bolt-on acquisition, which involves the integration of a complementary business to enhance an existing company's capabilities and market position. At DRAX, we excel in deal origination, offering comprehensive services tailored to suit the unique needs of our clients.

Deal origination is the process of sourcing and identifying potential investment opportunities for private equity firms and businesses seeking to expand through acquisitions. It involves diligently exploring the market landscape to discover synergistic targets that align with the acquirer's strategic objectives. Bolt-on acquisitions have gained popularity due to their potential to fuel growth. These acquisitions allow companies to integrate a smaller, but strategically valuable, business into their operations. The goal is to increase market share, expand product offerings, and improve overall efficiency by capitalising on synergies, economies of scale, and shared expertise.

Providing a Competitive Edge

Our primary deal origination is supported by our objective data-driven “AI” programmes. Recording accuracy well above 70% provides our clients with a clear competitive advantage if they want to get ahead of IMs for platform investments, or drive their acquisition strategy by identifying the most attractive bolt on’s.

Conversely, our Leadership Capital Analytics Platform supports the analysis we undertake for assets already within the private equity cycle developing insights on leadership and exit timing.

We lead with our ideas and support our clients to provide a competitive advantage.


  • We work before corporate finance is appointed, providing our clients with a material time advantage to develop their understanding and level of conviction.

  • We can’t create origination but what we can do is read the signs to create opportunities. 

  • We work in advance of advisors not against them.   

  • Idea origination is part of our DNA.


Drax Executive's Role within Deal Origination

At DRAX, we take pride in our role as a trusted advisor in the deal origination process. Our team of experts works closely with both private equity firms and high-growth businesses to facilitate seamless and successful acquisitions. With an in-depth understanding of diverse industries, market trends, and investment opportunities, we bring valuable insights to the table.

Our primary objective is to connect our clients with target companies that align with their growth strategies and fit their investment criteria. We aim to maximise value and minimise risks through meticulous evaluation and due diligence.

Deal Origination Services Provided by Drax Executive

At Drax Executive, we offer a comprehensive suite of deal origination services tailored to meet the diverse needs of our clients:

1. Market Research and Analysis:
Our team conducts in-depth market research and analysis to identify industries with growth potential and attractive investment opportunities.

2. Target Identification:
Leveraging our extensive network and market expertise, we pinpoint potential target companies that align with our client's strategic goals.

3. Due Diligence:
We perform rigorous due diligence to assess the financial health, operational efficiency, and market positioning of target companies, ensuring informed decision-making.

4. Valuation Services:
Our valuation experts provide accurate assessments of target companies, ensuring our clients understand the true value and potential risks associated with each opportunity.

5. Negotiation Support:
We offer negotiation support to help our clients secure favourable deals and optimize value.

6. Deal Structuring:
Our team assists in structuring deals that align with our client's financial objectives and growth strategies.

Drax Executive's Deal Origination Process and Strategy

Our deal origination process at Drax is characterized by a methodical approach to uncovering high-potential opportunities. We begin by thoroughly comprehending our client's objectives, risk appetites, and growth aspirations. Our experienced team then scours the market, leveraging an extensive network of industry contacts and proprietary databases to identify potential targets.

Our strategy revolves around a proactive and data-driven approach. By staying ahead of market trends and emerging opportunities, we ensure that our clients have access to early-stage deals that may not be readily available to the wider market.

Drax Executive's Deal Origination Process and Strategy

Why Choose Drax Executive for Deal Origination?

Several factors set Drax apart as the preferred partner for deal origination:

1. Expertise and Experience:
With years of experience and a successful track record, our team possesses the expertise to navigate complex deal landscapes and deliver exceptional results.

2. Industry Insights:
We have deep-rooted connections across various industries, allowing us to identify opportunities that may go unnoticed by others.

3. Tailored Solutions:
Our services are customised to suit the specific requirements and preferences of each client, ensuring a personalised and effective approach.

4. Confidentiality and Professionalism:
We prioritise confidentiality and maintain the highest standards of professionalism throughout the deal origination process.

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