Mergers And Acquisitions

The decision to buy or sell a company is one of the most important choices that company management will make. Numerous factors are critical to understanding a company’s intrinsic value, and most importantly, its strategic value.

Our merger and acquisition services provide the following benefits:

  • A complete understanding of a company’s intrinsic value
  • A complete understanding of a company’s strategic value
  • Knowledge of a company’s potential value to different types of buyers
  • Reasonable starting range for negotiations
  • Discussion items for negotiations
  • Identification of positive points that increase the sales price or negative points that decrease the sales price
  • Advice on the appropriate timing of the acquisition or sale
  • Ability to maximize after-tax wealth

Understanding a company’s value is a crucial and time-consuming part of the transaction process. PAG assists in understanding the dynamics of the marketplace, the business and industry risks, and the opportunities to increase shareholder value. When determining a company’s value, we perform detailed analysis of:

  • Financial condition and operating performance (both historical and projected)
  • Industry trends and expectations
  • Economic environment
  • Intangible asset value
  • Market price of similar public companies
  • Recent sales of comparable companies

PAG is experienced in identifying opportunities to increase shareholders’ after-tax net worth. We recognize that building value is not necessarily the same as increasing the bottom line. Our experience and team approach provides our clients with value-added services including industry knowledge, tax implications, due diligence, and shareholder value analysis to support a company’s purchase or sale.

PAG provides unmatched expertise throughout the transaction support services life cycle – from initial target acquisition screening and commercial due diligence through post-acquisition integration support. We call on this experience to realize synergies of transactions. We also help clients identify the true value of an opportunity by combining our meticulous financial analysis with the deep industry knowledge required to understand how the shifting market landscape can impact potential deals. Our worldwide team provides the local insight and language skills required to orchestrate complex multinational M&A transactions.

Our Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) practice provides differentiated, value-added advice, and sell-side advisory services to our middle – large market clients facing complex strategic decisions and transactions. We typically define the middle market as transactions ranging from $15 million to $250 million and large markets as $300 million to $5 billion in aggregate value. We believe that optimal client service is provided by the most experienced and skilled professional bankers available that share in our “client-first” philosophy.

Our senior professionals all average over 25 years of experience and have collectively completed tens of billions of M&A transactions. Our senior professionals have a broad range of experience ranging from billion dollar public transactions to smaller private sale engagements in both the M&A and financing arenas. Most importantly, our senior professionals fully commit themselves to each client and the successful completion of each transaction.