Dedicated services:

  • Designing and formulating the acquisition strategy;
  • Providing insightful market analysis;
  • Screening appropriate acquisition candidates;
  • Approaching the owners of selected target companies;
  • Obtaining information to evaluate investment opportunities;
  • Analyzing and valuing the target companies, including any synergies or savings;
  • Coordinating with other advisors (e.g. commercial lawyers, tax and financial advisors)
  • Analyzing competing bidder’s strategies and preparing own bidding strategy:
  • Assisting in bid preparation;
  • Proposing the financial and commercial structure of the transaction;
  • Raising debt or equity capital;
  • Drafting and negotiating contractual documentation;
  • Assist together with legal advisors in closing of the transaction.

Situations in which the ECCS team can assist include:

  • succession planning
  • spin-offs
  • carve-outs
  • asset sales

Massive consolidation engulfs many industries, as evidenced by the continued brisk levels of merger activity. At the same time, many companies are carving out, spinning off, or otherwise shedding non-core business units and functions to focus on core competency areas.

These trends offer opportunities for companies of all sizes:
  • Larger companies can create financial and competitive advantages by carving out or spinning off selected portions of their businesses, while reinforcing remaining core areas through targeted acquisitions.
  • Mid-size companies, both publicly and privately held, may find willing buyers of their businesses if they have the right products or unique value proposition.

If your company is considering such move then East Coast Consulting Services corporate finance professionals can help. Whether you plan to sell all or part of your business, we bring extensive industry knowledge and local market experience to your transaction.

Throughout the sale or divestiture process from initial planning and marketing through due diligence, closing, and post-closing we can help you anticipate and address issues that arise.

Specifically, we can help with:
  • Analysis of viable shareholder alternatives,
  • Business valuation,
  • Pre-sale due diligence,
  • Identification of qualified strategic and financial buyers globally,
  • Development of a confidential selling memorandum,
  • Assistance in transaction origination, structuring, negotiations, and closing.

For middle market companies, we are adept at helping prepare for the sale of a business. We are especially successful in helping executives and owners articulate to potential buyers the unique value of their business.

At the same time, our extensive network of contacts along with extensive relationships with strategic and private equity investors can prove very beneficial in identifying potential buyers of your business. If your strategic plans include a sale or divestiture, learn about the many ways ECCS can help you drive your return on the transaction while mitigating associated risks.