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From day one to deal done

In today’s fast-paced deal environment, transactions happen quickly. From pre-LOI through post-acquisition, we’ll provide the clarity you need to ensure a healthy return on your investment. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, we offer flexible and scalable solutions throughout the investment life cycle. With expertise in buy-side diligence and sell-side diligence, we’ll tailor our approach to the unique dynamics of your transaction, including the company’s industry, size, and complexity.

Additionally, we’ll help you unlock the full value of your deal post-close, integrating strategic, operational, cultural, and financial considerations.

As your single solution for transaction management and integration, our experts provide the insight and details you need to make well-informed decisions. When time is a critical factor, we’ll deliver responsive, comprehensive communications. Our detail-packed reports — weighing the unique dynamics of your transaction — will help you expedite the process and identify, evaluate, and mitigate risk.

Critical due diligence considerations

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2019’s new PE valuation rules: Key things to know
New valuation guidelines emerged in 2019 that will impact private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies. The new rules bring both clarity and complexity—and firms should act now to implement them. Here are the highlights.
David Howell
Article December 5, 2019 7 min read
Minimizing your risk of GAAP-related post-close disputes
Brian Lappen
Article October 25, 2019 4 min read
Thinking of selling? Maximize your return with sell-side due diligence
Robert Shefferly III
Article January 9, 2019 3 min read
Data tells its own story in your deal's due diligence phase
Joanne Baginski
Article December 14, 2018 4 min read

Six critical due diligence considerations for private equity
Strategies to mitigate uncertainties and invest with greater confidence

Private equity exit planning strategies

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Wayfair decision: Their impacts on private equity
Wondering what impacts the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has on private equity funds? Need more information on the impacts and opportunities created by the Wayfair decision regarding your portfolio companies? View our on-demand webinar, presented in partnership with ACG Global, to learn more.
Jeremy Sikkema
Webinar January 23, 2020 1 hour watch
Private equity exit planning: Five key strategies to unlock maximum value
Michele E. McHale
White Paper February 6, 2019 15 min read
New private equity valuation requirements in 2019: Three things you should know
David Howell
Webinar Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 60 min watch
Seven steps to getting the sale price that you want when exiting
Joanne Baginski
Article June 8, 2017 1 min read

Five key strategies to unlock maximum value for exit planning
Tactics to mitigate surprises, accelerate closing, and ensure maximum return during the exit stage

Private equity industry trends in focus

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Frazier Healthcare Partners capitalizes on the transforming healthcare investment market
The complex healthcare market continues to evolve, providing prime investment opportunities for seasoned private equity investors. Watch as we chat with Frazier Healthcare Partners about capitalizing during the industry’s transformation.
Duane J. Fitch
Video December 4, 2018 4 min watch

Transaction Services Thought Leadership

  • IT: Can your IT infrastructure support you through COVID-19 disruption?

    A weak IT infrastructure can hinder your COVID-19 crisis navigation. Your technology should be robust enough to support remote work when needed, smart enough to support your decision-making, and secure enough to protect you from cybercrime. You’ll also need the right team to keep your technology running smoothly. Take our assessment to evaluate your IT strength and find out where you need to devote additional resources.

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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  • Customer relationships and demand: Can you still meet client needs?

    A critical factor in successful crisis navigation is minimal disruption to your customer service. Are you still meeting your commitments? If so, how long can you keep that going? Does your staff know how to answer COVID-19-related business questions? How are you positioned compared to the competition? Take the assessment to gauge your ability to continue successful operations amid the disruption. 

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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  • Services and operations: Can you minimize interruptions?

    The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 is causing a disruptive domino effect in supply chains around the world. In this environment, you’ll need to pivot and adapt at a moment’s notice. Do you know what are your highest-priority products and services? Are you in contact with your core suppliers and customers? Have you taken the right steps to keep on-site operations as safe as possible? Take the assessment to patch any holes in your preparedness plans.

    Assessment March 31, 2020 10 min read
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  • Customer relationships and demand: Are your partnerships suffering during COVID-19?
    Your customers are scrambling to understand how they’ll continue operations. Consider how operational changes and schedule disruptions will affect your customers and how you’ll support them. Complete our assessment to determine how well you’re serving your customers during disruption.
    Assessment March 25, 2020 10 min read
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Guiding you forward

Our experts know your industry dynamics, including trends, challenges, and opportunities for growth. Working as an extension of your team, we’ll help you mitigate risk, maximize value, and guide you on how best to proceed.

Because we advise on over 350 deals annually, we understand working capital considerations and resolutions, tax exposures and savings, cash flow and forecast analysis, and purchase price adjustments and disputes. We take a comprehensive approach to each engagement and ask thoughtful and considerate questions of your management, which helps make the transaction a positive experience on all sides. We’ll continue post-close to help ensure a successful integration.

In the words of our transactions services leader, Matt Petrucci, “Some may feel the pressures of a fast-paced market, but our team thrives on it. We jump on each engagement — ready to help clients maximize their transaction value. Our team knows what drives profitability in your industry and how to close deals quickly and efficiently.”

Our clients say

Plante Moran has been working with Huron Capital for more than 15 years. They conduct quality of earnings and tax structuring analyses for Huron deal prospects (both platforms and add-ons). They also perform portfolio company audits and consult on corporate development matters. It is great to work with the Plante Moran team. They strive to complete pre-work ahead of site visits to ensure time with management team is both efficient and effective. Their responsiveness is simply outstanding. Plante Moran consultants also are adept at identifying red flags while being practical and risk-adjusting their findings. In terms of portfolio company work, the Plante Moran team has reviewed budgets and provided an independent perspective on achievability and assumptions that drive the buildup. This is helpful as we set financial targets for our portfolio companies.

 

Brian Demkowicz Managing Partner, Huron Capital Partners

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1 min read
Food company achieves successful sale in the midst of massive growth
A middle-market-branded food company was experiencing exponential growth while simultaneously preparing for a sale. Here's how they successfully closed the transaction and met new public company regulations.
Brian Wiedenhoeft
Case Study September 3, 2019 1 min read
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Buy side due diligence for an expanding food processor
Financial, tax, and IT due diligence leads to a significant reduction in purchase price and aides in strategic growth decisions.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

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