Mergers & Acquistions
Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Every business purchase, sale or acquisition offers opportunities and potential pitfalls — both of which can impact the companies involved for years to come. When a company considering a merger or acquisition lacks the internal resources to conduct an efficient and thorough analysis, it is forced to hire a cadre of costly outside accountants and lawyers. While these firms offer much-needed expertise, efforts to contain costs often results in a mechanical approach and a rush to close the books. All the boxes are checked, but the final analysis can be a static, one-dimensional image of the company or assets.

Buyers and sellers are entitled to a multi-dimensional, forward-looking analysis so both sides can accurately assess current and future value. We have a proven record of helping clients make investment decisions with confidence. Our customized solutions are affordable, offer specially developed tools and templates, and cover a broad range of needs.

Due Diligence

Due diligence is critical in determining if a merger or acquisition’s underlying assumptions were correctly assessed. We help collect, scrutinize and verify all required information and documentation to identify problems, errors, inconsistencies, threats, opportunities and more. We also review financial models for accuracy and viability.

Deal Structure Analysis

Putting together the definitive agreement involves intricate issues, such as working capital adjustments, capital reserves, earnouts, etc. Each of these have complex accounting implications. BGA helps structure a final agreement that identifies future accounting problems, risks and opportunities — and we propose proven solutions for each situation.

Integration Planning and Implementation

Taking advantage of synergies early can get a merger or acquisition off to a fast start. Whether you manage the integration process internally or outsource the work, BGA’s specialized templates help keep the deal on track and on time. We also evaluate the merger or acquisition’s implications on contracts already in place with customers, partners, vendors, etc. and develop solutions to safeguard those relationships.

Accounting Implications

Determining the appropriate accounting treatment for business combinations is complicated, and correcting errors is costly and time-consuming. BGA identifies current and future accounting implications and recommends on-going accounting treatment. If we conclude a valuation expert is needed, we help identify the right firm, coordinate interactions among all parties and review conclusions.

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