Mergers. Acquisitions. Risk and reward. Ducker can help you make the right decisions throughout the entire process, from target to transaction and beyond.
Our clients look to Ducker to validate investment hypotheses, profile the landscape of inorganic growth opportunities, and evaluate potential transactions. Ducker provides more than expert, proprietary market data and analysis—we also deliver application-based expertise with the essential information and valuations you need to mitigate risks, optimize deal closing, and advance post acquisition growth initiatives.
Our deal teams work globally and provide the experience and knowledge to successfully enter and exit the transaction cycle and place your company on a trajectory toward success.

Deal landscape

Commercial transaction diligence

Quality of revenue analysis

Buy-side targeting & deal management

Acquisition receptivity

Investment thesis and modeling

Case Studies


Commercial due diligence as part of a buy-side transaction for the M&A and business development of a core corporate client.


The ways in which an American companies can enter either the Western, Eastern or Central European markets are many. 


A global private equity firm was considering an acquisition of a specialty chemicals manufacturer and supplier with substantial participation in food and agriculture, transportation, coatings, health, and personal care markets.

Transaction Dilligence

We look at your competitive landscape from all sides-customers, competitors, markets and financials.
  • Voice of customer
  • Market sizing and forecast
  • Sector dynamics and trends
  • Competitor intelligence
  • Purchasing and supply chain
  • Products and technologies
  • Book of business analytics
  • Profit and margin segmentation

Buy-Side Receptivity

We look for opportunities for efficient acquisition of platform companies Ducker can:
  • Prioritize your needs to establish your objectives.
  • Identify qualified, proprietary platform targets, or portfolio bolt-on acquisitions
  • Facilitate meaningful, transaction-related discussions with target companies
  • Leverage our industry knowledge and contact base to generate warm introductions
  • Build on previous transaction diligence or support management’s M&A strategy

Growth-Thesis Testing

Ducker works closely with your business development and deal origination process to test, evaluate and expand growth hypotheses and opportunities facing your business.
  • Define attractive segment for growth investment and expansion, beyond typical opportunistic ideas identified
  • Profile characteristics, value drivers and landscape of potential targets for qualification and pursuit
  • Development of investment rationale from a commercial  perspective, including value and revenue forecasts

Portfolio Company Support

We determine ideal product adjacencies, markets for growth and competitive intelligence.
  • Product adjacency mapping, prioritizing best-fit areas
  • Market sizing and segmentation of identified growth sectors
  • Product portfolio assessment  based on investment strategies, return needs, customers, supply chain and logistics
  • Scale and scope engagements to determine financial impact of changes in customer share, capabilities and capacity.
  • Competitor assessments comparing strategies, customers, technology and more

Meet Our Team

Scott Ulnick

Managing Principal

Jim Devlin

Managing Principal

Chris Fisher

Managing Principal

Jamie Bender

Managing Principal

Conor Boyle

Senior Engagement Manager