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Articles & Publications

Financial Due Diligence in M&A: Historical Financial Statements – is it all really behind us?

June 26, 2024 Valuation

Comprehensive due diligence is an essential part of acquiring a business. Financial due diligence, in particular, can be a daunting task, especially for inexperienced buyers and sellers. Fortunately, financial and accounting professionals can help evaluate past and future financial. Read More >>

Mastering the Art of Business Valuation: The Critical Role of Comparable Companies

As the owner of a privately held enterprise, understanding your business’s worth becomes pivotal whether you’re considering a sale, attracting new investments or facing legal and tax obligations. Business appraisers employ a blend of the three most common valuation. Read More >>

Navigating Buy-Side Tax Considerations in Mergers and Acquisitions

*as seen in Crain’s Corporate Growth & M&A Section In the dynamic landscape of mergers and acquisitions, the intricate dance between buyers and sellers requires a careful examination of tax implications. Whether opting for a pure asset deal or. Read More >>

A Comprehensive Approach to Resolving Post-Acquisition Disputes

October 11, 2023 Valuation

Mergers and acquisitions (M&As) often fall short of expectations, leading to disputes. These types of disputes can involve issues like contractual purchase price adjustments, representations and warranties, earnout provisions and misrepresentations by the seller. To effectively address these challenges,. Read More >>

Unlocking Your Business’s True Value: A Guide for Smart Loan Negotiations

Understanding a company’s value is critical when seeking new loans to expand your business or when renegotiating existing terms to be more favorable. It is imperative to understand your financial position and value, especially when dealing with lenders. Your. Read More >>

Discounting Damages: How a Dollar Today is Worth More Than a Dollar Tomorrow

April 17, 2023 Valuation

When it comes to calculating economic damages in legal cases, financial experts are tasked with discounting lost profits to their net present value. But determining the appropriate discount rate can be a complex process that requires a deep understanding. Read More >>

Solving the Case of Hidden Funds

In many financial forensic contexts, such as divorce or fraud investigations, the parties involved may have a financial motivation to conceal assets or income sources. Finding these misappropriated items can be difficult; however, financial experts are trained in investigative techniques*. Read More >>

Accounting for Business Combinations: Why you need another valuation

Despite a  weak economy and uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, merger and acquisition activity has been consistent if not escalated over the past two years. Many companies that have not previously made acquisitions are surprised to learn that. Read More >>

Valuing a business in a volatile market

In mid-March of 2020, the global pandemic related to the COVID-19 virus shut down the US economy. This created a unique operating environment for businesses and forced valuation analysts to adapt some of their models and methods in order. Read More >>

Tax Structuring in M&A Transactions

*as seen in Crain’s Cleveland Business, January 17, 2022 A properly structured transaction can provide tax benefits to both the buyer and the seller. Typically, buyers want a deductible step-up in basis while sellers want capital gains treatment. Proper. Read More >>