Helping your company achieve success before, during, and after the business transaction

In today’s rapidly changing environment, many businesses seek mergers and acquisitions to augment their organic growth. While these transactions provide extraordinary opportunities to increase shareholder value, they also present significant potential risks. In fact, numerous studies indicate that as many as 90 percent of deals fail to achieve pre-merger expectations.

In order to mitigate the risk of a failed transaction and maximize the probability of success, it is critical to ensure that your deal team includes professionals with significant advisory expertise. Kreischer Miller’s M&A advisory professionals have billions of dollars of deal experience and have assisted in a wide range of buy- and sell-side transactions across numerous industries. Our transaction advisory services assist clients through every phase of their Merger & Acquisition activities, including strategy development, target identification, due diligence, and post-merger integration.

Our M&A advisory team also includes professionals who have played a leadership role in M&A efforts while serving as executives in industry, which provides us with a unique understanding of your needs. With over 40 years of experience, you can be assured that we understand your market and can address your M&A needs for the long-term.

Core Transaction Advisory Services

  • M&A strategy development
  • Pre-transaction planning
  • Assessments of alternatives
  • Indications of value
  • Sell-side and buy-side financial due diligence, including quality of earnings
  • Development of complex financial models, incorporating critical assumptions (transaction structure, pricing, financing, synergies, etc.)
  • Coordination with other deal team members such as management, attorneys, and bankers
  • Tax planning
  • Working capital assessments
  • Evaluation of target personnel and processes to assist in identifying potential post-merger obstacles
  • Recruitment of interim or permanent management team members to address skill gaps
  • Post-transaction support, including working capital measurements, purchase price accounting, and open balance sheet determinations

M&A Transaction Specialists

Brian J. Sharkey, CPA

Brian J. Sharkey

Richard Snyder, CPA

Richard Snyder

Mario O. Vicari, CPA

Mario O. Vicari

David E. Shaffer, CPA

David E. Shaffer