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DO YOU HAVE AN M&A STRATEGY?


Growing your business through a merger or acquisition requires significant planning and preparation. Achieving a successful transaction starts with determining your business goals. Are you looking to enter new markets, purchase a key supplier, or increase market share by purchasing like businesses? Once your goals are determined, gather a team of experts to help you navigate through the process.

There are four phases for a successful merger or acquisition:

  1. Pre-Acquisition Planning
  2. Due Diligence
  3. Deal Negotiation
  4. Post-Acquisition Strategy

SVA has experience in all phases of the merger or acquisition process and our certified valuation experts can help make the transaction financially feasible.

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Business Valuation

There are a number of valuation methodologies that can be used to determine business value. The valuation is a critical component of the merger or acquisition process, as it is the primary driver for determining how much you should pay for the business you are acquiring. Our Certified Valuation Analysts have extensive experience to help you with an offer that aligns with the value of the business.

Cash Flow Analysis and Forecasting

A cash flow analysis records how money flows into and out of a business, and helps you understand how much cash is available at any given time. Cash flow is an indicator of the financial health of the business. Having a lot of cash on hand isn’t a true indicator of profitability, just as having a lot of debt doesn’t mean the business isn’t financially strong.

Due Diligence

The due diligence phase is critical and not the place to cut corners. You need to know as much about the company you are purchasing as possible. Due diligence will involve reviewing budgets, forecasts, accounting processes, earnings, and revenue. Before you make an offer on any business, you need to ensure that you have done a full due diligence review. SVA’s team has assisted a variety of businesses with their merger or acquisition and understands what to look for in the due diligence process.

Internal Controls

An internal control audit will review the operational efficiency, regulatory compliance status, and financial integrity of a business. By using the internal control function, our experts will help you assess the risk management practices, control systems, and governance processes for the business you are acquiring. We provide a variety of reviews and assessments, as well as full access to reliable, highly-qualified staff in the audit field.

Quality of Earnings Analysis

A quality of earnings analysis reviews the company’s revenue and expenses to ascertain the accuracy of historical earnings as well as the sustainability of future projections. This is a routine step in the due diligence process. The report will show how a company accumulates revenue and indicates if it is recurring, nonrecurring, cash, or non-cash. SVA’s experts will recommend the type of analysis most appropriate for the business you are interested in acquiring.

 
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Measurable Results.

"SVA’s in-depth analysis was very straight forward, giving the financial institution a higher comfort level and the confidence needed to offer us a better interest rate."

Dave Guagliardo, CFO

Sussex Manufacturing

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"We hire professionals who bring knowledge to the table that we don’t have. SVA continuously delivers a well-informed, objective perspective we value which makes us continuously evaluate our path."

Lincoln Fowler, Co-Founder

Colectivo Coffee

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"SVA helped me through the process of buying our current building. It was a complicated transaction made easy with the assistance of SVA."

Michael Wolaver, Captain, Magellan Promotions, LLC

Magellan Promotions, LLC

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