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The Brown Smith Wallace Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support (TALS) practice can help companies meet major business goals throughout their business lifecycle. We understand that the day-to-day operations for many companies often occur in the shadow of significant events: the growth offered by mergers and acquisitions; the opportunity to focus on core operations via divestitures; the enhanced financing and liquidity opportunities offered by recapitalizations; and, the opportunity to survive and ultimately prosper offered by turnaround scenarios. TALS clients rely on our skills and experience to provide expert analysis and opinions during these important milestones.

Our TALS team provides ownership, senior management and boards of directors with the below transaction services.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures – We provide buy-side and sell-side advisory services in order to assist companies planning mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures. Services provided may include the following: searching for prospective buyers or targets; preparing information memoranda or solicitation letters; analyzing the value of subject operations or targets; assessing offers received or preparing offers; and assisting in negotiations.

Due Diligence – Due diligence is required when a buyer has reached the point of serious interest in a transaction and needs to expand the information base on which to make a decision. Due diligence involves a review of pertinent accounting and organizational data, an assessment of critical value drivers, site visits, and key management interviews.

Exit Planning – Exit planning is a process designed to help a business owner successfully withdraw from his or her business and plan for the next stage in life. This process is generally a team effort, consisting of advisors to both the business and to the owner personally, that provides a coordinated effort toward achieving the owner’s goals.

Turnaround Services – Turnaround services are directed towards helping troubled companies enter and exit a recovery process. Services provided include the below.

  • Consulting – We will evaluate key issues and formulate an action plan to improve financial results.
  • Management – We will oversee the execution of the action plan day-to-day to ensure rapid results.
  • Interim Management – We will serve as your C-level executive (CEO, COO, CFO, CIO) as you conduct a search for the right permanent person.
  • Advisory Services – We will advise the board of directors and senior management on a periodic basis to facilitate a turnaround.

Please contact the Brown Smith Wallace TALS team to learn how our transaction services can benefit your business.

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