M&A Services

Deals are to capitalism what evolution is to nature

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Mergers & acquisitions can be challenging, complex, and intense. Those factors often result in transactions falling short of fully achieving financial and strategic objectives.

Our M&A team is an elite group of professionals that includes Big-4 alumni and former executives with extensive mergers and acquisitions experience. Our dedicated M&A team has performed over 300 transactions with a cumulative value of $180 billion.

In addition to advising and reporting, our clients benefit from our tactical teaming and integrated solution throughout the deal lifecycle:

  • Acquisition
  • Integration
  • Operation
  • Divestiture

Our clients appreciate our disciplined yet flexible approach. Our objectives are to help you 1) better understand and plan for risks and opportunities 2) execute your plan with precision – allowing you to maximize the value of your deals.

 Acquisition Services

We focus on helping you to do the right deals, at the right value. Connor Group plays a critical role by working closely with your team to identify and understand the risks and opportunities of each transaction through operationally-focused financial analyses, technical accounting assessments, and integration planning. Our acquisition services include the following:

  • Quality of Earnings Analysis
  • Quality of Net Assets Analysis
  • Working Capital Analysis
  • Purchase Price Adjustment Assessment
  • Financial Modeling Support
  • Cash Flow Assessment
  • Pro Forma Assistance
  • Forecast Analysis
  • Operational Data and Key Business Drivers Analysis

 Integration and Financial Operation Services

Acquisitions require considerable planning, resources, and effort — and when it comes to creating successful deals, integration is a key part of the equation.

Our deal team brings operation experience and business acumen to assist you as you capture value on your deals.  Sample integration and financial operation services we provide include the following:

  • Opening Balance Sheet Preparation
  • Post-Closing Negotiation Support (e.g. Purchase Price Adjustments or Disputes)
  • Strategic Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Modeling and Fundraising Support
  • Cash Flow Assessment
  • Bolt-on Acquisitions
  • PMO

 Divestiture Services
When businesses or product lines are misaligned with your company’s financial and strategic goals, a divestiture can provide liquidity and opportunities. Divestitures require significant efforts to properly prepare for the sales process, minimize disruption, and maximize value. Connor Group participates throughout the process, from the preliminary assessment and planning to the data preparation and diligence. We team with your executives and bankers to tell a compelling and consistent story from the information memorandum to the data room and management meetings. Sample divestiture services include the following:

  • Sell-side Assistance (e.g. Quality of Earnings Analysis)
  • Dataroom Assistance
  • Carve-Out Assistance
  • Stand-alone, Allocated, Stranded, and Shared Costs Assessment
  • Transition Services Agreements Support
  • Financial Modeling Support