Birmingham business advisors Wenham Major have launched a transaction support team.
Director John Edwards will head up the service, supported by a number of professionals.
He will also draw on the expertise of consultants Roman McAlindon, Shaun Pitt, Sukhbinder Heer and Wenham Major's managing director, Andrew Shortis.
With a focus on deals in the £500,000 to £25 million bracket, the team will provide due diligence services both to clients and the Midlands' corporate finance community.
Chief executive Ammar Azam was upbeat about the opportunities and challenges ahead.
He said: "I am confident that Wenham Major can offer unrivalled due diligence expertise to both the Midlands' middle market and our clients overseas.
"From being seen as a 'nice to have' service several years ago, due diligence is now increasingly viewed as an absolute prerequisite for investors embarking on an acquisition or merger.
"By engaging skilled and experienced advisers, investors can gain an independent assessment of a business's worth, highlighting major risks and opportunities.
"Robust and balanced advice can make all the difference between success and failure."
Mr Edwards said: "Wenham Major already has a track record in transaction services.
"Examples of our recent work range from advising a management team in a £7.5 million buy-out to advising a bank in connection with a £675,000 management buy-in.
"Despite both encouragement and positive feedback from banks and corporate users alike, we decided to maintain a low profile until such time as we had the team in place.
"Whilst we will continue to seek high calibre appointments to the team, we are now in a position to send a clear message to the market place that we are able to offer specialist due diligence services on even the most complex deals."