Advising and assisting companies with mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions is a significant part of CFG’s investment banking business. CFG’s professionals take a personalized approach to M&A advisory services in the following areas:
Divestures Valuations/Fairness Opinions
Acquiring, divesting, or merging with a company can generate tremendous long-term value. The complexities associated with such transactions must be managed to assure that anticipated benefits are realized. Valuation, form of consideration, tax considerations, accounting impact, control and other “social” issues, such as non-competes and post-transaction involvement are just some of the many variables that must be considered in structuring a successful transaction. CFG’s M&A team, with its extensive deal experience and technical expertise, provides the necessary guidance and support to assure that our clients’ transaction objectives are met.
An important element and distinguishing factor of CFG’s M&A practice is the incremental value added by our capital market acvities. While historically strategic acquirers have dominated the middle market M&A arena, financial buyers are increasingly focused on buyout opportunies in this sector. The breadth of our relationships with such players significantly increases the universe of potential buyers available to our clients. This often results in higher valuations and greater structuring flexibility including retained ownership and participation in future value for those clients that are not ready to completely exit their business.