Working with our industry specialists, many of whom have held executive level positions in their respective sectors, we provide expert driven, industry-focused insight. We have the ability to “stay with the deal” to help create and capture value. We provide comprehensive financial, commercial, operational, tax, real estate and information technology (“IT”) due diligence. Our seasoned partners and dedicated teams with specific industry expertise offer real-world experience and perspective on the current state of effectiveness and efficiency of the target’s operations.
How We Help
Commercial Due Diligence
Hand in hand with our industry specialists, many of whom have held executive-level positions in their respective sector, we provide expert-driven, industry-focused insight.
Financial Due Diligence
We provide comprehensive diligence, including creating operational models, financial forecasts, tax and real estate due diligence, sensitivity analyses and first-year EBITDA assessments. We have the ability to “stay with the deal” to help create and capture value.
Our experience in conducting complex forensic accounting and financial investigations enables our team to assess a situation and design an appropriately scaled investigation to be performed in a phased and cost-effective manner. We assist clients in addressing complex accounting, regulatory and auditing issues, including all phases of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) actions and litigation.
Our work includes the resolution of technical issues, assessment of claims, restatements and listing advisory services. Our testifying experts typically have given evidence both for and against the government, thereby enhancing credibility with juries and courts. When faced with allegations of improper or illegal activity, our goal is to safeguard a company’s assets and reputation, arrive at a resolution with minimum disruption to business and prevent recurrences through the design and implementation of effective controls. Click here for more information.
Global Investigative Due Diligence
Our global team consists of former agents, prosecutors, law enforcement officials and regulators, forensic accountants, anti-corruption investigators and specialists in the areas of computer forensics, electronic evidence and enterprise data analytics. Multi-disciplinary investigators uncover critical background information typically not visible from routine legal or financial reviews on prospective business partners to minimize the risks inherent in undertaking any new business venture around the world. Click here for more information.
Integration/Synergy Planning & Execution
FTI Consulting operational experts have long track records both consulting to and working within companies across multiple industry sectors to assess and quantify the feasibility of achieving proposed synergies and understanding the risks to shareholder value creation should the combined entity fail to meet its goals. Our deal execution services utilize proprietary, proven integration tools, templates and processes from our broad experience conducting post-merger integration projects. As a consequence, plans are grounded in realistic benchmarks from past experience and are highly actionable should the decision be made to go through with the acquisition and seek to rapidly execute on the plan. Click here for more information.
We view transaction communications as a dynamic process throughout the transaction life cycle – beyond the signing and deal-close announcements. The multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplined programs we develop aim to establish a strong communications foundation for a company and position the transaction and integration as a bridge to long-term growth and success. Our experienced professionals represent the largest capital markets communications practice in the world, with in-depth expertise across a wide array of sectors. Click here for more information.
Operations and IT Due Diligence
Our team of seasoned partners and dedicated teams with specific industry expertise offer real-world experience and perspective on the effectiveness and efficiency of the target’s operations. We evaluate resources and capabilities, current and planned capital improvements, and other initiatives from a cost, timing and achievability perspective – typically based on deep, specific industry experience in the given sector.
We advise our clients on operational risks, scalability and post-deal opportunities, working alongside them and/or other consultants to create value post-deal, helping to manage or prioritize initiatives. Click here for more information.
Shareholder Activism and M&A
Our team performs a strategic and phased approach to M&A and activism that ensures a rapid response to new developments. We engage in investigations, scenario planning, collateral creation, vulnerability assessments and the development of third-party key influencers and provide guidance to boards of directors and C-suites. Also, we provide materials for engagement with proxy advisory firms and institutions should shareholder activism be employed. Click here for more information.
Boards of directors and capital markets constituents increasingly manage a broad range of transaction and strategic situations that require relevant forecast, valuation and transaction support experience, timeliness and sensitivity. From complex intellectual property to film libraries to challenging investment assets to litigation and damage assessments, our professionals assist private capital investors with a spectrum of valuation services. Click here for more information.
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