Dr Joao Ribeiro, Managing Partner, Mercal Consulting Group, Mercal Consulting GroupDr Joao Ribeiro, Managing Partner, Mercal Consulting Group
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) bring with them several critical challenges in the forms of legal, human resource, intellectual property, and financial issues, which make the process overwhelming. They are volatile and, in many scenarios, present dangers that are either underestimated or disregarded by teams who are focused on achieving success. However, it is always manageable with a specialist who can provide a suitable set of recommendations about the issues and challenges in an M&A process and how a firm can avoid them.

That specialist is Mercal Consulting Group.

Mercal is an international advisory and consulting firm that specialises in financial and investment advisory, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and financial restructuring, among other services, to pragmatically support the business development of its clients. Through time-tested methodologies, the firm provides businesses with crucial guidance to make their M&A process invulnerable to any significant risks and increase the likelihood of its success.

“Our highly motivated team’s extensive experience, at a national and international level, in management consulting, finance, and marketing enables us to offer innovative solutions to the challenges faced by our clients,” says Dr Joao Ribeiro, Managing Partner, Mercal Consulting Group.

Mercal Consulting Group, established in 1996, is a part of the IMCN- Independent Management Consultancies Network and has operated in various aspects of business consulting.The firm leverages its 25 years of experience to assist its clients across multiple transaction processes, which include sales, mergers, acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures.

Primarily, companies endeavor to merge or acquire new businesses to access new markets, improve their competitive position, or enhance production efficiency at a lower cost.
In its role as part of the IMCN, Mercal advises companies on effective M&A strategies and opportunity prioritisation to maximise the value and return from their acquisitions, mergers, or corporate integrations. Its experience in the European, African and American markets enables Mercal to offer bespoke solutions that address the unique expansion demands of its clients and ensure a smooth, risk-free M&A process that adheres to rigorous standards. The advisory firm is bolstered by a team of experts who work closely and confidentially with its clients to guarantee meticulous management of their entire M&A process, from identifying potential investors and sellers to negotiation and transaction.

“How much is the target business worth?”

“How can it add value?”

“What is the current economic and financial situation of the company?”

Our highly motivated team’s extensive experience, at a national and international level, in management consulting, finance, and marketing enables us to offer innovative solutions to the challenges faced by our clients


From the first interaction, Mercal clarifies that its processes start with a top-level understanding of a customer’s operations, needs, and industry. With its diverse team structures and years of industry expertise, Mercal brings a wealth of knowledge through its high-quality company valuation services. Its expert consultants assess the target business and perform extensive financial analysis, due diligence, and risk assessment to determine the entity’s value based on its business plan and economic and financial structure. In each step, its experts emphasise the importance of stepping back and understanding the “what,” “how,” and “when” behind each decision.

Successfully expanding through an M&A process with certainty is always possible with the right partner. Mercal’s services help its clients throughout the entire process of M&A. Its professionalism and strategically crafted services sustain the positive benefits of any acquisition or merger pursuit that are fundamental to profitable growth for its clients in the future.