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Business Transactions

Business owners need to ensure major transactions don’t disrupt the success of their enterprise. That’s where Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) plays a critical role.

The range of complex transactions facing your business requires informed, experience-based expertise. For decades, CBM’s team of accountants and advisors has partnered with businesses that grew from start-ups to mature enterprises, or those that faced decisions that resulted in a significant impact on ongoing operations. Our professionals regularly support business owners as they navigate some of the biggest challenges in the industry. To maximize the chance for long-term success, CBM examines the unique circumstances facing your business, your goals and strategic approach to an upcoming complex transaction, and demonstrates a deep commitment to your success. We provide informed expertise in the following areas:

Businesses often consider a merger or acquisition for strategic growth. But different financial and legal considerations must be taken into account for a successful transaction. CBM’s professionals work with buyers and sellers, investigating every element of a potential deal from tax structuring to providing a valuation for businesses involved in the transaction. We also help with earnings reviews, advise on proper cash flow projections and budgeting, help buyers determine the most advantageous entity to create to minimize tax liability and perform agreed-upon procedure engagements. Click here to learn more about our consulting expertise with mergers and acquisitions.

To protect the interest of your business, it is wise to consider drafting a buy-sell agreement. In the event you or a co-owner  can no longer fulfill your duties as the business owner, the buy-sell agreement lays out the options for other owners or other parties to acquire an interest in the business. We can help you develop a buy-sell agreement based on your specific goals and those of other stakeholders.

Business owners leaving their enterprise face a number of financial decisions but may struggle to think through all considerations due to their long attachment to the business. CBM provides an objective voice to help you develop clear and reasonable financial goals for your future while assisting in the sale process by delivering a business valuation, understanding your desired outcomes for employees and developing a sound strategy to help minimize your tax liability.

Should you run into a disagreement with a co-owner, service provider or other key stakeholder of your business, you can rely on CBM. Our team includes forensic accountants, trained dispute resolution professionals who focus on financial outcomes, certified fraud examiners, litigation support specialists and trained expert witness professionals who support your position in a mediation engagement or trial.

 

Additionally, CBM can help establish agreed-upon procedures for your business, consult on deal structuring or debt financing and provide a working capital analysis.

Beyond our expertise assisting businesses with complex transactions, CBM offers a broader range of services to closely held businesses. We are available to serve your outsourced accounting and advisory needs, which frees up your time to concentrate on the growth of your enterprise while also benefiting from the strategic insights of an experienced consultant.

Quick Reference Resources for Businesses

CBM’s quick reference resources are high-level insights published by our tax, accounting and consulting professionals that focus on critical issues and concerns facing businesses. CBM is available to help you implement solutions that minimize risks and maximize new opportunities.

Click here to review CBM’s latest quick reference resources.