Whether you need assistance with the sale of your business or are looking to make a strategic acquisition, the professionals at WilkinGuttenplan are here to guide you through the merger and acquisition process. Our mission is to understand your needs and goals and then harness our knowledge and experience so that we can provide you with the guidance you need to successfully complete the complex buying or selling puzzle.
Having consulted on mergers for our clients, and completed a number of mergers in our own firm, we possess a thorough knowledge of the process from all sides. The professionals at WilkinGuttenplan will help you determine if you’ve found the right fit, and can guide you through the emotional aspects of buying or selling a business.
Services for purchasing a business include:
Financial due diligence
Buyers need insight into the financial performance of the business they are looking to acquire. This process will allow the buyer to confirm relevant information about the seller including their contracts, customers, and financial history.
Tax due diligence
When purchasing a business, understanding the responsibilities and liabilities related to the company’s tax obligations is critical. This is a thorough examination of all of the taxes that a company is liable for including income taxes, payroll taxes, sales and use taxes, and excise taxes.
Tax efficient structuring of the acquisition
Analyzing and advising on different types of deal structures with the goal of maximizing the tax benefits available to the purchaser while minimizing the tax cost to the seller.
Assistance with negotiating terms of the deal
Assistance in maximizing value at the negotiation table with the assistance of one of our experienced team members. Our team’s expertise will assist purchasers in understanding the details of the underlying financial position of the potential purchase entity and identify any key negotiating strategy.
Financing assistance Business Valuation Services
Evaluating, analyzing and understanding the worth of your business. We have experience in a wide variety of industries and our clients work with a Certified Valuation Analyst throughout the process.
Investment Banking/VC introductions
Through our professional network, WG can provide assistance in making connections with investment banking and venture capital firms to assist in closing the deal.