Mergers & Acquisitions

It Takes Teamwork to Plot a Winning Move

When you’re buying, selling, or merging businesses, your two main thoughts are likely to be: “Wow, this is exciting!” and “Wow, this is complicated.”

The stakes are high, and you can’t afford to skip a step or miscalculate. No one person can handle it all. But a team of professionals? That’s another story.

Barnes Dennig’s Mergers & Acquisitions team is packed with experienced accounting, tax, and transaction management professionals. They’ll analyze your situation and guide you through every stage of your merger, acquisition, or sale. That’s a lot of work. But you’ll find that it’s only part of what makes Barnes Dennig indispensable.

All the services you need

We know this isn’t just a transaction to you. It’s a joining of forces, or a whole new beginning, or the culmination of your life’s work. We’re here to clear the way for your success.

If you’re a strategic or financial buyer, we can:

  • Identify acquisition targets
  • Perform valuation to establish a target price
  • Help you raise capital
  • Prepare ‘readiness-for-sale’ assessment plans
  • Help you draft a Letter of Intent
  • Manage the due diligence process
  • Structure deal terms
  • Secure financing
  • Negotiate the final deal terms

If you’re a prospective seller, we can:

  • Help you identify your goals and objectives
  • Use them to create an exit strategy
  • Perform valuation to establish a target price
  • Perform in-house due diligence
  • Prepare marketing materials
  • Market your company confidentially
  • Schedule and conduct site visits
  • Structure auction processes
  • Secure and qualify multiple offers
  • Coordinate and manage the due diligence process
  • Work with an attorney to draft a definitive purchase agreement

All the knowledge you deserve

Even if you consult professionals when buying or selling a business, you still need an in-depth understanding of the process to get the results you want.

So Barnes Dennig has created a six-part, on-demand M&A master class webinar series just for you. Presented by Dino Lucarelli, CPA — an M&A authority and MBA professor — the series will start you off on the right foot.

Watch the first session on-demand now.

Beyond the numbers, beyond the task at hand

Valuations. Capital. Financing. This is a game of numbers, and we’re good at it. But at Barnes Dennig, we also see beyond the numbers. And that’s a game changer.

We see the big picture and share it with you, so you understand all your options. Above all, as our clients can attest, we see the value of relationships. What starts with an inquiry can evolve into a long-term, mutually rewarding alliance.

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The first move is yours. Contact us today.


What Our Clients Say

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