Mergers and Acquisitions to Live up to Their Promise
More than half of all mergers and acquisitions (M&A) fail to achieve the results that were originally envisioned. Crowe Horwath LLP brings valuable expertise to M&A transactions, helping you accurately assess the initial opportunity and risk, help confirm the proposed deal is the right strategic and operational fit for your organization, and then accelerate the transitions after the deal to confirm the successful integration of two organizations:
- M&A due diligence. It is essential to scrutinize financial statements carefully to determine that they provide a true representation of the company’s historical performance and current financial position. Crowe’s M&A due diligence goes beyond the obvious to alert you to potentially unexpected earnings adjustments or tax liabilities, while still meeting the highly demanding timeframes that drive most M&A transactions.
- M&A information technology (IT) due diligence. This structured exploration and analysis of business systems helps uncover hidden risk and opportunity related to IT security, spending, integration, hardware, communication, personnel, policies and procedures, and intellectual property. Crowe’s IT due diligence teams communicate complex issues in a format that is readily accessible by IT teams and business leaders alike.
- M&A operational due diligence. The more you understand about the company you are targeting, the more confident you can be that you have made the right choice. Operational due diligence addresses all aspects of a seller’s business, including customer relationships, human resources, facilities and equipment, IT systems, environmental risk exposure, and supply chain vulnerability.
- M&A integration. Integration after the deal is closed presents challenges unlike those encountered in any other business process. Crowe has developed a comprehensive program to prepare and guide companies through the critical and intense first 100 days after the deal closes, using a variety of proprietary tools to help you achieve the objectives outlined by the investment thesis.
Crowe’s M&A solutions help private equity and strategic acquirers to minimize risk and realize the full value that originally drove the transaction, while also adding further value to the business by embedding new tools and skills to enhance the success of any future acquisitions.