Acquiring a business or merging with another business is a critical time in your life. You will need a qualified team of professionals (i.e., a law firm, insurance company, a CPA firm) to represent your interest. As a full service CPA firm we can analyze the book and records so that you know what you are acquiring. Also, there are various income and sales tax issues that you will need to address. Please ensure that you do not make a mistake.
Few things are more important to business owners than the value of their business. The acquisition services can protect your financial interests when buying or selling a business.
Whether you are negotiating a merger, buying, or selling a business, our acquisition services can assist you in ensuring that you are not buying assets that do not exist, or are overvalued, and can make a difference between a failure or successful business transaction.
Knowing what you are selling or acquiring is imperative. Therefore, we will assist you in evaluating all of the assets and liabilities by testing the following:
- Cash balances
- Prepaid assets
- Property and equipment
- Lines of credit
- Long-term debt
- Equity balances
- Commitments and contingencies
- Litigation and contingent liabilities
Our approach is to intimately know the business in order to understand what constitutes its value. We work closely with you to analyze the operations and historical financial data. Our in-depth knowledge of the business and operations enables us to test the assets and liabilities to determine their value and ensure that the accounting records are in conformity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
We provide a full range of business valuation services for the following needs: