Mergers & Acquisitions

DWH provides a comprehensive array of M&A advisory services to both buyers and sellers of middle-market private and public companies. Our expertise extends to transactions involving sales of closely held companies, corporate and private equity group divestitures, management buyouts, strategic acquisitions, formations of partnerships/joint ventures/strategic alliances, and § 363 sales and recapitalizations. We concentrate on the unique strengths of each client and deliver advisory services that maximize value while minimizing risks during the transaction process and beyond.

Seller/Buyer Advisory Services

Our objective is to help sellers identify strengths and address potential weaknesses – prior to any potential acquirer initiating their due diligence process. We assist sellers in reviewing quality of revenues, earnings and net assets, working capital requirements, and financial projections in order to position them positively to potential acquirers and minimize surprises during the negotiation process. We also provide expert advice and counsel through the deal structuring, negotiation, and closing process.

DWH assists acquisition-minded clients in evaluating the key value drivers and risk factors associated with potential targets. In the process, we help clients review historical performance and assess significant financial and business-related patterns including evaluating the quality and sustainability of earnings and cash flow. We analyze the quality of assets being acquired, assess the accuracy and viability of financial forecasts, and address important tax and financial reporting issues. And, similar to our advisory services on the sell side, we provide support and direction regarding deal structuring, negotiations, and closing requirements.

Transaction Structure Advisory

DWH clients rely on our objectivity, experience, and analytical expertise to advise them on the optimal transaction structure for their unique situation and business objective. Our advisors have expertise in a comprehensive array of transaction structures including sell-side, buy-side, division/subsidiary spin offs and divestitures, joint ventures and strategic alliances, going-private transactions, ESOPs, LBOs and recapitalizations, and distressed situations.