Maximize Value Through Hands-On Mergers & Acquisitions
Avant Advisory Group combines comprehensive due diligence and structured expertise with capital market capabilities. We successfully assist mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions for the prosperity of our middle-market clients.
With the goal of maximizing value, we work with private equity firms, corporate and strategic acquirers, and family office funds to provide an objective and expert assessment at any point in the transaction lifecycle.
We bring an interdisciplinary team of operationally and financially experienced and credentialed merger and acquisition advisors and intermediaries, who are:
Certified M&A Advisors (CM&AA), Certified Merger & Acquisition Professionals (CM&AP), Certified Public Accountants with specialized financial forensic credentials (CFF), and Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), Certified Board Advisors, and Certified Corporate Directors.
“Even though it was our first time working together, the Avant professionals made us feel like their most important client. We look forward to working with them again.”
– Jonathan A. Victor
We Offer Deep Professional Experience
As former owners/entrepreneurs, investors, and financial and operating executives we have a deep understanding of the needs and objectives of both owner/sellers and buyer/investors. That allows us to seamlessly integrate experience and credentialed expertise in providing well informed and wise investment decisions.
Avant offers deep professional experience and expertise to assess strategy, synergy, and cash flows. Our team has performed hundreds of Due Diligence (both quality of earnings and quality of operations) engagements to identify risks and contingencies and aggressive or inappropriate accounting that affected normalized cash flows.
We Preserve Value and Reduce Risk of Loss
Our depth of knowledge, experience, and expertise facilitate the successful and quick close of transactions when warranted. But, we have also surfaced risks, issues, and concerns – even including fraudulent accounting and financial reporting. Without question, value has been preserved and loss was prevented by our proactive identification of those “deal breakers.”
When performing meticulous and comprehensive financial and business due diligence that is well beyond the routine, or in offering independent and objective transaction advisory services, or in post-merger integration and implementation assistance, Avant always provides value.
In addition to being willing to participate or co-invest in the right situations, the following are a sample of M&A related services:
Operational and financial due diligence – Quality of earnings
Evaluate the propriety of generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as it affects the Company’s reported earnings, EBITDA, and related cash flows. Assess the impact of current and anticipated business operations on recurring, pro forma/projected financials and EBITDA based on the reasonableness of assumptions and related risks.
Sell-side advisory, including reverse diligence and sale preparation
Develops strategies, prepares and executes plans to sell companies in an efficient and knowledgeable manner which reduces risks and maximizes value; and
Financing intermediary and capital raising
Determines and facilitates financing and investment funds to optimize the capital structure to ensure sufficient liquidity to support appropriate working capital and maximize long-term financial viability.
Post-merger integration planning and implementation
Determines and implements the optimal infrastructure post-transaction to ensure integration is efficiently and effectively performed to maximize shareholder value.
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