As companies explore options for innovative technology, customer growth and advancing their competitive advantage, they are increasingly faced with the option to build or buy. As a result, more and more companies are using M&A as a corporate growth and expansion strategy.
However, mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions, and successful integration is required to ensure fast synergy and profitability. Our team will work with you to understand your organization and business strategy in determining risk assessment, creating a valuable deal structure, preparing in-depth due diligence evaluation, and we will remain with you through post-transactional integration.
Conduct Due Diligence Reviews
If you are considering a merger or acquisition, do not make the mistake of overlooking due diligence of the target firm. A comprehensive assessment of risks and appraisal of valuation is the primary purpose of due diligence. We want you to have full insight and realistic expectations of the deal. We dig deep into the numbers, evaluating the contracts for future value and hidden liabilities. We review the intellectual property to confirm ownership and ensure it is protected. A successful merger or acquisition is predicated by thorough due diligence. We have assisted many happy clients during the M&A due diligence process and we can help you too.
Risk Assessment & Management
Determining, managing and avoiding risk is crucial during the M&A process. There are many risks to evaluate: financial liabilities, technology and systems vulnerabilities, health and safety, operations and regulatory compliance. Our team works with you to determine a plan to address each of these areas and negotiate to avoid, control and mitigate these risks.
There are still many challenges after the signatures are on the dotted lines. Our experienced team and our network of specialized professionals will guide you through the multiple areas of post-closing integration, including:
- Employee/HR matters
- Viability and profitability of customer contracts
- Leases and facilities review
- Intellectual capital assessment
- Establishing process and accountability
- Creating an IP protection strategy
- Developing product agreements & support plans
With companies looking for expansion, they continue to evaluate new markets to satisfy their needs for diversification, complementary products, intellectual property, growth and more. These cross-border transactions require expertise on many levels. We have a network of skilled resources in Canada, Europe, India, Japan, and Australia who understand and effectively navigate the foreign legal requirements, regulations, and taxation laws.