Mergers and Acquisitions
For many owners of closely-held companies, their business is their most valuable asset. Often it may be a business they have nurtured and cultivated from the start-up stage, sometimes even a venture that began at the dining room table or in a garage. Selling that ownership is a very emotional process, and it helps to have a steady hand for guidance. Selecting experienced counsel who can provide objective advice and will make the process smoother and easier. Selling your business might be something you do once in your life, but at Cook Little we have extensive experience advising our clients on transactions of all types. We bring perspective and experience gained from helping others through the same process, facing many of the same decisions with which you’ll grapple before you successfully reach the closing table.
We bring that same perspective when on the buyer’s side of the closing table. We have experienced first-hand what can go wrong with the acquired business after the transaction is closed and the buyer begins to operate the newly acquired enterprise. That knowledge and expertise allows us to help you focus on the issues that are truly important during due diligence and deal negotiation.
Whether a transaction involves a fledgling start-up or a manufacturing entity spanning multiple states with hundreds of employees, whether the purchase price is being paid in cash or stock or deferred over a number of years, whether it is a stock deal or an asset purchase, chances are we’ve done a deal similar to yours before. Let us put that experience to work for you.