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Mergers & Acquisitions

No business venture is riskier than planning an acquisition. If a pre-acquisition is preformed beforehand, you have an opportunity to anticipate and negotiate critical business issues that oftentimes emerge too late. BST analyzes every aspect of your business to ensure a successful acquisition, including:

  • Product lines and markets
  • Operations, including plant facilities, production, purchasing, inventories, and costing
  • Human resources
  • Management styles and practices
  • Research and development
  • Engineering
  • Legal matters
  • Financial considerations, such as:
    • Operating results
    • Due diligence on earnings
    • Cash flow projection analysis
    • Balance review sheet
    • Financing and capital structure
    • Forecasts
    • Financial management
    • Data processing
    • Insurance and taxes
    • Contingent liabilities
    • Return on investment
    • Break even analysis

The benefits of a pre-acquisition review include:

  • An assessment of the risk involved in a potential acquisition.
  • Verification of selected assets.
  • Identification of unrecorded or contingent liabilities.
  • Information relevant to structuring and pricing the acquisition.

While we have worked successfully with companies competing in a diverse array of business sectors, we understand the benefits gained from specialization and offer particular expertise in many distinct industries including manufacturing, service, distribution/supply, construction, medical providers, and travel and leisure.

Our advisors are members of the industry’s leading professional organizations such as:

  • M&A Source
  • International Business Brokers Association (IBBA)
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)