Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Mergers and acquisitions refer broadly to the process of one company combining with another company. An acquisition occurs when one company purchases another outright. The purchased company still keeps its name and legal structure; however, it is now owned by a “parent” company. A merger is the combination of two companies into a new legal entity.
The due-diligence process needed for business mergers and acquisitions can be complex and time-consuming. If you are merging with a corporation or acquiring a franchise, it’s critical to confirm that the business is as valuable you believe it to be and to protect yourself against potential fraud.
Having an expert review financial statements and other documents for signs of fraudulent activity or signs that you could be dealing with a dishonest seller is an essential safety net to protect your business from harm. If a seller has committed fraud, it is far better to uncover it before the transaction goes through. In addition, stakeholders will want to know the future effects of their M&A, both the positives and the negatives.
Calculating Destiny analyzes the accounting and reporting procedures used and financial statements to uncover the implications for the stakeholders involved. We have extensive experience working with mixed-used developments, malls, franchises, corporations, and more.