For businesses of all sizes, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) provide opportunity to expand and grow. You don’t need to be a multi-million or multi-billion dollar enterprise to benefit from merging with another business, acquiring another business, or participating in an M&A deal with a larger business. When big businesses are planning M&A activity, they work with large investment banks and brokers, but small businesses considering M&As also need assistance. That’s where our corporate finance consulting services come in. We have a proven track record of assisting clients with transitioning business ownership and we are on your side of the table.
M&A Expertise and Experience Matters
Mergers and acquisitions are not the same as regular business operations. Having an advisor in your corner to help guide you through the process is essential to your success. Our skilled staff has been involved in numerous M&A projects and we want to help you get the most out of the process and deal as possible, based on your objectives.
When you spot an opportunity that could move your business forward, it’s critical to act quickly to stay ahead of the competition. Strategic financial advisory firms like RockRidge Financial in Atlanta have built-in experience and expertise with M&A transactions so you don’t have to start from scratch. We’ll analyze your current business position and your proposed M&A activity, then advise you on the next steps to get where you want to be.
Buy-Side and Sell-Side Advisors
Small businesses may find themselves on either side of an M&A transaction—on the “buy side” where they are considering the acquisition of another business, or on the “sell side” where another company is proposing a buyout or a merger. In either case, it’s important to know how to evaluate the deal to get the best price to purchase or to sell.
Buy-Side M&A Analysis
On the “buy-side,” we assist in performing due diligence on the proposed purchase of another entity. We will work with you to negotiate the purchase price and proper structure to minimize tax obligations and maximize your value moving forward. Our experienced business financial consultants know the metrics to measure to ensure you get your money’s worth (and hopefully more) before you buy.
Sell-Side M&A Negotiations
On the “sell-side,” we help in the negotiation of sales price and deal terms of your business. That begins with a deep dive into your business and your industry. We look at your current financial and competitive situation, as well as what the markets might look like in the future. From there we can get an appropriate valuation to finalize a fair deal and present it to all the interested parties. This research helps our clients get not only the greatest value, but the greatest tax-effective value, so at the end of the day more of the money from your sale remains in your pocket.
M&A Advice You Can Trust
The most important thing you can do when you’re thinking about M&As is to hire a trusted advisor.
Ready to buy or sell or strategize about what to do to get to that point? Call our Atlanta business accountants today to learn how we can help.