Mergers & Acquisitions
Angel Group helps companies improve their odds of successful M&A through an integrated
battle-tested approach that links acquisition strategy, diligence and merger integration.
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MANAGING THE SALE
We specialize in all aspects of the confidential sale, merger, acquisition and valuation of privately held mid-market companies. Our primary focus is handling the sale of entrepreneurial and family held companies.
Based on our analysis and years of experience—including lots of M&A-related projects across a wide range of industries and geographies, our mergers and acquisitions experts believe that the key to successful M&A is a repeatable model; one that companies can return to over and over again to reap substantial rewards.
In this first step of Merger and Acquisition Process, the market value of the target company is assessed. In this process of assessment not only the current financial performance of the company is examined but also the estimated future market value is considered.
The company which intends to acquire the target firm, engages itself in a thorough analysis of the target firm’s business history. The products of the firm, its’ capital requirement, organizational structure, brand value everything is reviewed strictly.
THE PROCESS FOR THE RIGHT M&A
Raising capital can be time consuming and expensive. Capital may be in the form of a loan or an investment. The lender/investor will seek a return on the capital in the form of interest, royalties, dividends, and/or capital gain.
Different forms of capital require different degrees of investment in time, due diligence, and closing costs. The spectrum, as measured by ease and timeliness of closing, ranges from a bank secured term loan, being relatively quick and easy, to a minority or majority equity investment which can be complex and arduous to complete.
Simply put, low risk capital is cheap and fast, and high-risk capital is expensive and time consuming.
A secured loan can close about as quickly as the proper documentation and legal searches can be completed.
This usually takes several weeks. An unsecured financing requires an assessment of equity risk which, if the issuer is not properly prepared, can take many months and, in a worst-case scenario, unforeseen issues can derail the process entirely.
Merger and acquisition process is the most challenging and most critical one when it comes to corporate restructuring. One wrong decision or one wrong move can reverse the effects in an unimaginable manner. It should certainly be followed in a way that a company can gain maximum benefits with the deal.
We offer advice on the full range of strategic transactions, comprising mergers, buy-side advisory, sell-side advisory including disposals, spin-offs, split-offs and divestitures, joint ventures, strategic alliances, fairness and expert opinions and anti-takeover and takeover defenses.
Our valuation services consist of the valuations of companies, partnerships, businesses, intangibles, impairment testing, purchase price allocations and intellectual capital.
We provide our clients with a comprehensive advisory approach that draws from our strengths in providing strategic and tactical know-how, industry knowledge, innovative structuring and financing solutions, and utilizing our extensive network to be our clients' advisor of choice.
The depth of the board’s involvement depends on the scope and significance of the transaction as such relates to the heart of the company. For a small transaction the board may take a more relaxed role. Yet, for a substantive event, the board will take an active and direct role.
A fully involved board can help increase shareholder value, reduce risk for potential litigation, and maintain stability within the organization during potentially trying times.
The Board’s role becomes even more pronounced when faced with a potential change of control transaction for the corporation due to both the significance of the transaction for the corporation and the potential for management and some Board members to be conflicted.
As market conditions improve, corporates are finally loosening their grip on their balance sheets to make acquisitions. Yet it remains an environment where boards must demonstrate they are delivering long term, sustainable value. If that is to happen, directors need to work together and be fully aware of their roles and responsibilities on the M&A journey.