Merger & Acquisition
Experience, Innovation, Integrity
Sensiba San Fillippo LLP’s Merger & Acquisition group is dedicated to helping buyers and sellers maximize value throughout the transaction process. We bring extensive transactional experience, innovative thinking, and a broad cross functional team to each client engagement.
You’ve Got One Shot to Get it Right……
Who is Sitting on Your Side of the Table?
The opportunity to buy or sell a business doesn’t come along every day. Most business owners have just a single chance to maximize the value of the transaction. Whether you are buying a business or selling the organization, you have poured your soul into it and it’s absolutely essential to get the M&A process right the first time.
Financials are just a piece of the picture of a successful merger or an acquisition. Understanding and maximizing the key value drivers of any transaction requires a broad, cross functional understanding of the deal and the organizations involved. At SSF, we align our M&A advisory team with your transactional needs, providing you with a team that truly understands your business, your industry, and the potential transaction – providing you with the ability to drive value before, during and even after the deal is completed.
SSF’s team has broad-range expertise and practical knowledge that enables us to help clients navigate M&A transactions successfully through completion, identifying and driving value throughout the process. As a top ten CPA firm serving the Silicon Valley, SSF draws on decades of experience in order to help clients successfully complete value driven transactions.
We look beyond just the financial and tax aspects of a transaction, bringing a unique perspective and dedication to understanding your objectives throughout the life cycle of the transaction. The SSF M&A team will help you identify and mitigate risks, maximize organizational value through negotiations, and create deal structures that align outcomes with your personal objectives. We provide unbiased insight, confidentiality, and a true desire to help you maximize value throughout a smooth transactional process.
SSF offers a comprehensive range of services to help you navigate the challenges of Mergers & Acquisitions.
- Tax Planning & Structuring to Maximize Returns
- Identify and Manage Risks & Liabilities
- Due Diligence
- Preparation of Business Plans & Financial Projections
- Negotiation & Closing
- Investment Bank Selection
- Exit Strategy & Review
- Coordination with Attorneys & Investment Advisors
- Audit of Financial Statements
MERGER & ACQUISITION SERVICES—FOR BUYERS
Plan for Success. Create Value in the Execution.
Great businesses don’t happened accidentally. They are the direct result of vision, planning and execution. Acquisitions don’t break the mold. They reinforce it.
Successful acquisitions require clearly defined objectives and the ability to get a clear picture of opportunities through systematic analysis of potential acquisition targets. The SSF M&A team goes much deeper than just financial analysis. We help you identify the key value drivers of potential acquisitions and assess them against the backdrop of your objectives and organization.
We help our clients gain a deeper understanding of target businesses, looking at past performance, future potential, hidden risks and liabilities, and potential synergies and value enhancements that may come from an acquisition. We take nothing at face value, analyzing financial statements and projections to determine true value potential.
The SSF team is dedicated to providing a depth of analysis that will give you an advantage and increase your chances of completing a transaction that achieves your highest organizational objectives. By helping your refine your objectives and providing you with a comprehensive view of your target business acquisition, SSF will provide you with clarity throughout the negotiation process – ensuring that you get the right fit at the right price.
Getting the right integration structure starts with SSF’s M&A services:
MERGER & ACQUISITION SERVICES—FOR SELLERS
Building a Business is Hard Work. Get the Most from what You’ve Built.
There’s nothing easy about building a business. You pour your blood, sweat and tears into an organization for years to create value for stakeholders.
Throughout the course of building your business, you’ve probably made some great decisions and a few mistakes along the way. But when it comes time to sell, it is essential that you get it right the first time. That means understanding your organization, the process, and maximizing value to shareholders.
Selling a business involves more than willingness, you need a plan that defines outcomes and manages the process to ensure value is maximized. SSF’s M&A specialists provide analytical, strategic and tactical advice that will enable you to prepare for sale and manage the transactional process.
Effective preparation for selling a business shouldn’t start when a potential buyer calls. Being prepared ahead of time for an opportunity to sell can drive significant value. Organizational and financial planning at an early stage will help drive up the selling price. Tax planning will enable you to minimize tax liabilities and optimize after tax cash flow.
Going beyond just the sale price translates to a transaction process with greater insight and a more profitable result. At SSF, we’ll be your trusted partner from start to finish – ensuring that you maximize value at every point throughout the process. Our M&A specialists provide experienced deal structuring and financial advice along with preparation, planning and due diligence throughout the sales cycle.
Our Mergers and Acquisitions practice has a strong track record of success.
For more information please contact Kevin Strain, Audit Partner and Mergers & Acquisitions Group Leader at 650-358-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.