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Banking & Finance – JAMES F. DAVIDSON
April 6, 2021
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2020 Leaders of Influence Private Equity Advisors – Jim Davidson
June 29, 2020
Jim Davidson Managing Director & President Avant Advisory Group James F. Davidson is managing director, president, and founder of Avant Advisory Group, a management consulting and operationally focused financial advisory firm that specializes in middle-market M&A, forensic, fraud, corporate investigations, operational turnarounds and financial restructurings.
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Pivoting During COVID-19
May 28, 2020
When it comes to quick pivots at the outset of COVID-19, consider that of Avant Advisory Group, which helped businesses survive the first three months of the economic shutdown. The Newport Beach-based operationally-focused financial advisory and management consulting firm entered March on a roll…
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Expert Webcast: Small Business Bankruptcy Under The CARES Act and SBRA
May 28, 2020
Jim Davidson of Avant Advisory Group will be joining a panel to examine the provisions of the CARES ACT and SBRA, advantages over traditional Chapter 11 filing, as well as the range of consensual out-of-court restructuring options which may be available prior to filing.
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Expert Webcast: Best Practices in Transactional Due Diligence Post COVID-19
April 23, 2020
Here are a few pertinent questions:
If it can proceed, can effective diligence be done?
What are the concerns and issues that must be addressed?
How about timing?
How is each of the cash flows, risks, and valuation impacted?
Greater risk of fraud and financial manipulation?
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Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF®) Credential
March 31, 2020
CPAs who earn the AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential demonstrate expertise in forensic accounting through competency, experience and adherence to professional standards, in a manner withstanding enhanced levels of scrutiny. Badge earners apply their expertise to areas like fraud, financial statement misrepresentation, family law services, damages calculations and investigation. Credential holders commit to continued development in specialized and investigative knowledge.
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Expert Webcast: Critical Issues in Corporate Fraud Investigations
January 30, 2020
Join Jim Davidson of Avant Advisory Group along with a distinguished panel of certified fraud examiners, investigators, and counsel to discuss timely topics, such as the warning signs of corporate fraud and issues which may go unnoticed from the investigative, financial diligence and forensic perspective. As a bonus, we will be covering legal recourse and remedies. Click the link to register today! Register Now!
Expert Roundtable: New Trends in Capital and Financing Options for Independent Sponsors
Join Jim Davidson of Avant Advisory Group and a panel of distinguished M&A veterans as we discuss topics such as the involvement of independent sponsors in the deal process, financing independent sponsor transactions, and independent sponsors. Click here to view the webcast!
2019 Most Influential Private Equity Investors
Avant Advisory Group is proud to congratulate these exceptional investors from Balmoral Funds. 2019 Most Influential Private Equity Investors.
New York Opus M&A Deal Event: Economics vs. Relationship When Choosing A Deal Partner
Join Jim Davidson of Avant and a panel of distinguished M&A veterans as they discuss the networks they have developed over the years. Along with how to utilize them now, in an robust M&A. Clink the link to register today! Click this link to join.
NOW Gala Timing Is Everthing
May 2, 2019
Join Avant Advisory in its sponsorship of the Royal Family Kids NowGala event in celebrating nearly 130,000 changed lives! Click the link for tickets that support transformation of communities nationwide. https://e.givesmart.com/events/cub/
Expert Panel Discussion: Recent Trends Affecting M&A
April 18, 2019
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M&A Outlook 2019 — Driving Due Diligence Efficiency and Effectiveness
February 6, 2019
Join a panel of M&A experts discussing topics such as market overviews, transactions structure, data analytics and more! Click this link to view the webcast today.
Cautionary Tales, Red Flags, Broken Deals & More – Lessons from M&A Experts
Moderator – Opus Connect, Los Angeles
January 22nd, 2019
Join us as a panel of deal veterans share valuable lessons learned from tough deals and failed transactions. Issues addressed will include buyer mistakes, over valuation, poor structuring, cultural mismatches, bad management, seller problems, or even outright fraud. What should you do when you find yourself in these sticky situations?
Our panel will discuss what to look for to avoid bad deals, what can be done differently, what buyers should do when an acquisition is under-performing, or when one has simply failed, and much more. Come learn from a mix of experienced deal makers sharing different perspectives- investment banker, private equity sponsor, lender, and M&A consultant – all with scars obtained in acquisitions. You will leave with plenty of takeaways from this one!
Private Equity’s Premier Event
January 11, 2018
Avant Advisory Group is a proud premium table sponsor of the 16th Annual Dealmaker Marketplace Private Equity Event. Click the link to register today! https://www.acg.org/occ/events/acg-oc-16th-annual-private-equity-marketplace-deal-flow-wine-tasting?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=WebCast
Expert Webcast Panel Discussion: Post-Closing Working Capital Disputes
James F. Davidson had the honor of speaking alongside other key Merger & Acquisitions experts on the Expert Webcast, “Expert Webcast Panel Discussion” This complimentary on-demand webcast panel discussion is available for your viewing. Join us as we discuss a range of topics including Post-Closing Working Capital Disputes Click this link to watch today http://www.expertwebcast.com/post-closing-working-capital-disputes/
Proud Booth Sponsor at FCCI 2018 International Summit
Avant Advisory Group is a proud sponsor of Royal Family KIDS and Teen Reach and the positive impact they make. Visit their sponsor booths at the FCCI 2018 International Summit. Learn more about Avant at https://www.avantadvisory.com/
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Middle Market Buyouts – Family Offices & Private Equity
James F. Davidson had the honor of speaking alongside other key Merger & Acquisitions experts on the Expert Webcast, “Middle Market Buyouts – Private Equity & Family Offices.” This complimentary on-demand webcast panel discussion is available for your viewing. Join us as we discuss a range of topics including M&A Middle-Market Overview, Deal Structures, Differences & Similarities, and more. Click this link to watch today http://www.expertwebcast.com/middle-market-buyouts-family-offices-and-private-equity
Middle Market Buyouts – Family Offices & Private Equity
Join Jim & other Expert Webcast leaders as they discuss maximizing value from a seller perspective, types of buyers, & more! http://www.expertwebcast.com/middle-market-buyouts-family-offices-and-private-equity/?utm_source=LinkedIn&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=Middle_Market
CONGRATULATIONS, Royal Family KIDS!
Congratulations to Royal Family KIDS for achieving the “Charity Navigator – Highest Four Star Rating”. We at Avant are proud to sponsor such an incredible organization which does life-changing work for foster kids in the US.
Expert Webcast Panel Discussion
We are pleased to invite you to attend an Expert Webcast panel discussing Distressed Asset Acquisitions featuring Avant Advisory Managing Director & President, James F. Davidson on Jan 11th Click to view invitation here
M&A Due Diligence: Live Video Roundtable
James F. Davidson had the honor of speaking alongside other key Merger & Acquisitions experts on the Expert Webcast, “M&A Due Diligence – Live Video Roundtable” This complimentary on-demand webcast panel discussion is available for your viewing. Join us as we discuss a range of topics including financial and operations due diligence, deal terms and structure, and analyzing obstacles to closing the deal, and more. Click this link to watch today. http://www.expertwebcast.com/due-diligence-in-ma
Skilled M&A Experts To Guide You Through
Discover how our client-focused approach sets Avant Transaction Advisory Group apart as a premier M&A advisory firm. Click this link to view mergers, acquisitions & transaction support services.
M&A The Ultimate Guide 2019 — Avoid the Potential Pitfalls of your Merger or Acquisition
Avoid the potential pitfalls of your merger or acquisition. Read our comprehensive guide to help ensure a successful transaction. Click this link to view the ultimate guide.
Fiduciaries Trustees & Receivers
Avant Advisory Group is well suited to act in fiduciary capacities or to support fiduciaries such as trustees, receivers, and monitors in bankruptcy, fraud, and other situations. We are well positioned to help in complex and challenging appointments. Avant is experienced in facilitating resolution of matters involving distressed businesses and troubled assets, providing informed insight into disputes, fraud situations, or regulatory, and litigation matters. For more information, please visit our website https://www.avantadvisory.com/
Three Ways to Avoid “Messy” Merger & Acquisition Transactions
The professionals of our firm, Avant Advisory Group, and I have dealt with a number of so-called “messy” transactions over the years—those where the deal went south or where allegations of fraud and money lost have occurred. Though unfortunate, such transactions highlight the value of a strong and thorough due diligence, which would have likely prevented some of those failings. Click this link to view article.
Distressed Investing: Why Bankruptcies are on the Decline
Posted on February 5, 2013
Although there were immense opportunities for distressed investors in the immediate aftermath of the financial crisis, the environment has become challenging to predict. With cheap money, questionable recovery, and few bankruptcies, the number of distressed companies is in a state…
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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fraud
Posted on February 28, 2011
As a convicted felon, Sam E. Antar, the former CFO for the now-defunct consumer-electronics chain Crazy Eddie, no doubt has regrets. Among them: he is no longer in the game at a time when corporate fraud is experiencing a resurgence.…
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