Transaction Advisory Services

Investing in businesses built on digital business models requires a new approach to valuation as well as an enhanced form of commercial due diligence (CDD) that account for the idiosyncrasies of digital value chains.

Jointly with the colleagues of our sister firm Valearis GmbH, we comprehensively analyze “digital” targets.  Besides “classic” CDD dimensions such as market sizing and forecasting,  competitive analysis, analysis of customer structure and behaviour,  we focus on key dimensions along the digital sales-marketing funnel. Starting with traffic acquisition and  customer service, technical platforms and back-end operations.


We answer questions such as:


  • How is brand awareness built?
  • How is traffic generated and where does it come from?
  • How are prospects converted to customers?
  • What is the customer experience like on mobile devices?
  • What is the end-to-end customer experience like?
  • Which channels and formats are used to communicate with customers post-purchase?
  • How responsive is the customer service?
  • What kind of technological foundation is the platform built on?
  • How will the technological platform be further developed?
  • What skills are available in the team today and which skills will be required to achieve growth?


Experience from over 40 deals and hundreds of digital consulting projects helps us answer these questions.
It is also why we are able to red flag issues during due diligence and identify the levers to generating additional growth.
Together with Valearis, our experience ranges from buy side and sell side due diligence, value creation for portfolio companies to support for exit processes.

“We dive deeper into business models than others because we understand what really matters in the operational digital business.”

Lennard Grewe

Founder and Managing Director
+49 (0) 89 388 696 50

Bastian Latt

Managing Director, Valearis GmbH


 Pre-Deal Sparring      Commercial Due Diligence      Digital Due Diligence      IT Tech Due Diligence 
 Portfolio Company Value Creation      Exit Preparation 

Commercial Due Diligence

Digital Targets in M&A

A private equity client sought help evaluating a target company selling online gardening equipment. eccelerate undertook the commercial and digital due diligence, the identification of market, competitive and customer trends, as well as the evaluation of operational performance along the sales marketing funnel and the business plan.