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Reducing risk, maximizing returns.

When it’s time to make a strategic business move, our experts are ready to help entrepreneurs and owners drive success and realize financial goals and operational efficiencies. We bring the experience and knowledge to uncover M&A opportunities and reduce surprises or transaction delays.

Advisory solutions.

Financial Due Diligence

Working with both buyers and sellers, we analyze historical and projected financial and operating trends, identify working capital considerations and vet quality of earnings reports. Our full complement of M&A services includes evaluating financial reporting systems; assessing collateral, accounts receivable, inventory and cash flow; and identifying exposure areas to avoid or that may reduce value.

Transaction Advisory

Our goal is to help you reduce any risk to a transaction by providing technical, financial and operational analyses. Our approach is collaborative, responsive and customized to every client. You benefit from active, strategic project involvement from experienced H&S team members who focus on and prioritize critical areas to manage the timeline efficiently and cost effectively. We leverage our nationwide resources and recommend entity and transaction tax structures that maximize value for both buyers and sellers.

On the buy-side, we work with search funds, independent sponsors, private equity funds and strategic buyers. On the sell-side, we work with owners and investors directly, or through investment banks and intermediaries, to prepare your business for a potential sale. We help expedite a smooth and expedited transaction process that increases the probability of success, developing appropriate negotiation strategies and strategically structuring deals to minimize tax impacts.

Post-Transaction Support

Closing a transaction is only the beginning of your journey. As your trusted advisors, we guide you throughout the post-close phase and into the future to help you realize your goals. Our comprehensive tax experience and business experience provides you with a go-to resource for tax strategies, guidance on integrating day-to-day financial efficiencies, and advising on significant long-term organizational decisions. Our experts can help you streamline business processes; evaluate, select and implement the best IT systems; and develop your strategic and operational roadmap.

meet our team

Advisory leadership.

Jerry Zhou, CPA

Partner-in-Charge, Transaction Advisory Service Group
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“We help buyers and sellers navigate the complex reporting and due diligence requirements that lead to a successful deal. Despite today’s market uncertainties, we continue to see a lot of deals, high business valuations and plenty of investment capital.”


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