Mergers and Acquisitions

FGMK’s approach to financial due diligence is structured to help you identify key value drivers and integration matters while evaluating areas of concern and risk.

Financial statement fundamentals, including the quality of earnings, are the beginning of the process. We also analyze key business and operational trends to help you better understand the performance of the business and provide detailed answers to complicated questions. 

Assessing financial assumptions, quantifying risks and opportunities, and translating financial information into decision-enabling inteligence are the cornerstones of our due diligence process.

Active partner involvement. Experienced partners lead each engagement and ensure the execution of a well-planned due diligence process. Teams are assembled based on your unique situation and deployed at a moment’s notice. We include in our teams tax and other specialists who are uniquely focused on middle market deals. 

Relationship driven. We approach each engagement as a unique transaction and develop a customized scope of services, targeted to your specific needs. FGMK’s M&A advisory services are scalable for domestic and international assignments.

Our M&A services include the following:

SELL-SIDE DUE DILIGENCE

  • Assess quality of earnings 
  • Validate management adjustments 
  • Identify and address issues upfront 
  • Team with investment bank, attorneys and other advisors 
  • Provide ongoing support to management

Working with sellers to prepare the company for sale and provide information to buyers, sell-side due diligence helps to:

  • Increase enterprise value
  • Increase certainty to close
  • Increase speed to close

BUY-SIDE DUE DILIGENCE

  • Assess quality of earnings
  • Analyze working capital 
  • Quantify risks, opportunities and integration matters
  • Evaluate purchase price adjustments
  • Review tax, compensation and benefits, controls and risk
  • Information technology due diligence

Working with private equity and corporate buyers to robustly analyze and assess the target’s business, company management, income statement and balance sheet, we advise our clients and support the transaction process.