Merger & Acquisition Consulting
With proactive and insightful planning, Smith Schafer experts will help you navigate the complexities of the merger and acquisition process.
Guiding You Through Tough Decisions to a Successful Outcome.
The decision to sell or purchase a business is a complex one that requires careful assessment of many financial, operational and other key variables. The equation becomes more complicated when a merger is being considered. Navigating the situation successfully requires the direction and assistance of experienced advisors who can walk you through each step of the process, carefully avoiding potential pitfalls and other unexpected challenges inherent in the process. The result is a transaction that not only meets corporate objectives, but also places ownership in the strongest position possible.
To help Minnesota business owners address these challenges, Smith Schafer offers both buy- and sell-side merger and acquisition consulting services designed to help companies and individuals achieve their goals.
Merger & Acquisition Services:
Quality of Earnings Analysis
Tax & Financial Due Diligence
Information Technology Integration
Reviewing/Advising on Accounting Methods
Contact us today to learn how our team can guide you through the complex merger and acquisition process and place you in the best position possible post transaction.
Merger & Acquisition Resources
Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you understand what your manufacturing company is worth? Whether you are reaching retirement or have received an offer to sell, it is crucial to understand what value means for a business.
Reading Time: 2 minutes When valuing a business, experts use various valuation methods, such as Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) analysis, comparable company analysis, market value, and asset-based methods. When using DCF method, one way to select an appropriate discount rate for the business is to use the built-up method.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The value of a business is a question on many business owner’s minds. Whether the owner is considering retirement, estate planning, succession planning, reviewing buy/sell agreements or possibly selling, it is important to know what a business may be worth.
Our client satisfaction is exceptional, as demonstrated by our 95% satisfaction rate.
Why Clients Choose Us
“Have enjoyed good service for over 30 years.”
- R & W Fleming Corporation
“Our service is always exceptional and never have to second guess the answers.”
- EnergyPrint, Inc.
“Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years.”
“The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer & Associates is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!”
“I have worked with Jason Boynton for several years. He has consistently provided exceptional service and advice always delivered in a timely, pleasant manner.”
“Smith Schafer always makes everything go smoothly. They were recommended to us by our community bank. We have been using their services for many years for our small business and personal taxes. We always feel well taken care of and that we are receiving the best advice, direction, information and tax preparation."
- The Dog Perk Corporation
“Smith Schafer always provides great information for our business. They are thorough with our accounting and financial planning. We have leaned heavily on them with interpretation of the PPP Loan and COVID-19 planning. They have been instrumental in our success and are always very knowledgeable and quick to respond to any of our questions."
“Smith Schafer has provided second to none service and value to my business and personal accounts for over 30 years. Their expertise and knowledge are unmatched by any other accounting firm I have encountered over all these years."
“The relationship we have built over the years with the staff at Smith Schafer is one that can never be replaced. They are quick with helping us figure anything out, always willing to pick up the phone and walk us through any problem we are having. Also they are just all so friendly and kind!"
“We love our CPA team at Smith Schafer. They have helped us navigate many personal and business decisions."
“Smith Schafer is very dedicated to their clients and always has their best interests in mind. They are very knowledgeable and thinking ahead to what the clients may be needing in the future. We would highly recommend Smith Schafer to our family and friends."