Mergers & Acquisitions

For most business owners, a merger or acquisition is the most significant financial event of their lifetime. Buyers and sellers face many hurdles in reaching their goals of maximizing value and minimizing risk, and the experience of tax and financial advisors can be instrumental to achieve these goals.

Bennett Thrasher has guided and represented many middle-market companies in transactions with deal values ranging up to $500 million. Our transaction advisors have industry expertise across a wide variety of sectors, including consumer products, construction, energy, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, restaurant, retail, technology, and telecommunications. As one of the largest and fastest growing firms in the country, our transaction advisory services are tailored to serve the needs of public and private companies, venture capitalists, mezzanine funds, leveraged finance groups, and private equity investors. We have advised clients in all types of business transactions, including asset purchases, stock acquisitions, early stage investments, minority investments, management buy-outs, secondary buyouts, recapitalizations, club deals, carve-out divestitures, portfolio company exits, and whole company sales.

Maximizing Value Through Insight and Involvement

When Bennett Thrasher represents a company through a deal process, we are actively involved throughout the transaction life cycle.

This involvement often begins years in advance of the potential transaction. During this pre-transaction phase, we establish valuation expectations, perform estate and income tax planning, structure the business in the optimal manner for federal and state tax purposes, and ensure that you are equipped for the due diligence process.

When a transaction has reached the indication-of-interest or letter-of-intent stage, our involvement intensifies. We review purchase and ancillary agreements, evaluate the relative financial and non-financial benefits of each offer, and help identify deal enhancers as well as flag key risks. Then we draw on our deep deal and industry-specific expertise to design solutions that will effectively help clients capture value and/or navigate hurdles identified while achieving our client’s desired investment objectives.

Our deal team is comprised of dedicated advisors that can assist you across all stages of your transaction process. To learn more about our financial, taxation, and valuation transaction advisory practices, please click through the hyperlinks below:

Cross-Border Transaction Capabilities

Our team of professionals has extensive international expertise. This depth of experience is partnered with the knowledge shared through our affiliations with the Leading Edge Alliance and DFK International, two worldwide associations of independent accounting firms that are located in more than 100 countries across the globe.

Bennett Thrasher’s multilingual International Services team members assist our clients in all aspects of their cross-border transaction needs.  Our expertise and language capabilities, coupled with our deep specialization in working with international businesses, allows us to assist clients anywhere in the world.

Our professionals communicate with our clients in a variety of languages that include Afrikaans, Belarussian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Flemish, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian, among others

China Practice

Bennett Thrasher’s China Practice is dedicated to serve Chinese companies and individuals who are interested in inbound investments in the U.S. and other developed markets, including acquisition of companies, purchase of real estate, brand, technology, tradename and trademark, access to distribution channels, purchase of production lines, establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances, and formation of business entities in the U.S. and other developed markets.

We have the capabilities to provide full support to our clients’ inbound transaction needs, including, among other things, financial valuation, financial due diligence, tax due diligence, transfer pricing, purchase price allocation analysis, and post transaction integration services.

Better Together

We believe that the greatest successes come as a result of the best minds working together toward a common goal. In addition to collaborating with you and with our Bennett Thrasher colleagues, we work closely with your legal counsel, investment bankers, and other accounting, tax, and consulting advisors to maximize value for you, our client.

If you are embarking on a transaction opportunity, please contact Vijay Vaswani or call 770.396.2200.