Merger and Acquisition Services
Get the buy-side and sell-side expertise you need to navigate deals with confidence.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are critical strategic initiatives that drive growth by combining companies, people, or assets through financial transactions. While no two M&A deals are alike, many share the same core processes, issues, and challenges. The CEO’s Right Hand has deep and seasoned experience on both the buy and sell sides of the transaction. That makes us uniquely equipped to deliver invaluable strategic and tactical merger and acquisition services at every stage of the process. Below is a sampling of the services we provide.
We lead the M&A process to achieve an optimal outcome. We identify potential partners and buyers, structure transactions, analyze valuations, negotiate purchase prices, and manage the due diligence process. We also oversee post-merger transitions.
We partner with you to explore strategic alternatives, develop business plans, and identify operational risks and opportunities. Then we stay by your side to secure the human capital needed to manage implementation.
and Financial Restructuring
We provide strategic guidance and expertise to companies navigating financial restructuring and crisis turnaround situations. That may include cash budgeting and management, renegotiating obligations, and a roadmap to a sustainable balance sheet.
We deliver the financial services you need to secure flexible and cost-effective capital. Curated solutions can include traditional and non-traditional revolving or term credit, mezzanine capital, private equity, convertible debt, or hybrid structures.
We build and nurture relationships with stakeholders throughout the M&A process. We work with your creditors, equity holders, lenders, board committees and members to ensure that all parties are informed, engaged, and treated fairly, professionally, and respectfully.
We offer sound and professionally executed assessments and valuation services of organizational assets, cash flow, and operating performance. These valuations can be formal or informal and useful in various corporate transaction and restructuring settings.
What to Expect from a Merger and Acquisition Service Provider
At the CEO’s Right Hand, we guide you through the entire merger and acquisition process. First, we look internally to ensure that your company presents well (regardless of which side of the deal you are on). Then we work with you to develop and expertly present and message your story – from clarifying your goals and cleaning up your financials to defining your unique value proposition. Finally, we help you identify and pursue targets, negotiate agreements, and work by your side to navigate the transaction process and, ultimately, the transition.
The CEO’s Right Hand offers a full range of strategic, financial, and operational services. We’ve built and sold our own companies, so we know what it takes to develop, operate and manage a sound business and what it is like to be in your shoes. Our services complement your activities and give you the resources to make decisions confidently and grow and scale successfully.
Schedule a free consultation today to learn what we can do for you.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What do merger and acquisition services companies do?
Many companies identify targets or partners and execute merger and acquisition transactions. Others focus entirely on developing supportive financing for M&A transactions or building a global network of connections and brokering deals.
At The CEO’s Right Hand, we partner with you through the entire process, serving as your strategic advisor. We identify and address issues, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and manage the transaction’s business, diligence, and financial aspects.
What is the merger and acquisition process?
Before engaging in a merger and acquisition, taking stock of your company’s strengths and weaknesses is vital. What would make you a good acquisition target or potential partner for another company? And what steps do you need to take to make your business more attractive and prepare for a prospective corporate transaction? For example, it might be necessary to raise capital before you can pursue a merger and acquisition.
Once you believe you are ready, including identifying clear objectives and pulling together the necessary plans and diligence materials, the next step is to work with an advisory to develop a list of targets and arrange meetings.
Finally, a wide range of tasks must occur when you find a match for your company. Mergers and acquisitions involve negotiations, legal arrangements, restructuring, and the tactical activities involved in merging operations. It is a complex process that requires significant expertise. Therefore, previous experience is invaluable.
How much do merger and acquisition services cost?
Merger and acquisition fees can vary greatly depending on your level of readiness and the type of arrangement you wish to pursue. At The CEO’s Right Hand, we typically assign a fractional CFO to this task that has experience in your industry, specializes in mergers and acquisitions, and has previously led organizations through the process. Such specialized knowledge typically comes at a premium but makes the process much more manageable. We welcome you to submit an inquiry to discuss whether we might be a fit for your needs.