Each and every merger, acquisition and corporate finance project is of a temporary nature. Once completed, the need for such a transaction is typically fulfilled for a long period of time. Each such project is also critical to the company and its shareholders and each one is complex. The projects are finally very time-consuming for management and they spread over several months.

In this context, one needs to see the use of an external advisor as the temporary hiring of a very specialized manager with a very specific and time-limited assignment. With a view to free management of an urgent need and to seek an external viewpoint in the decision making process. Finally, to be in a position to validate a decision in the light of all pertinent markets.