Due Diligence & Quality of Earnings

PRIMARY CONTACT: JOEL M. ROSENTHAL CPA, CVA, CM&AA 

The way a company structures the finances and operations for a transaction can often have a dramatic effect on the success of a proposed business deal. The purpose of conducting a due diligence review is to minimize any unexpected developments that could occur with the proposed transaction and to maximize transaction value.

At Schneider Downs, our seasoned professionals have the knowledge and experience necessary to assist buyers, sellers, investors, private equity firms and lenders in organizing and completing both buy-side and sell-side due diligence reviews. The time and investment devoted to conducting a due diligence review often prevents surprises, purchase price disputes and litigation matters. At Schneider Downs, we are here to support your efforts according to your specific needs and provide you with a timely and accurate assessment of your proposed transaction.

Quality of Earnings 

The goal of a quality of earnings engagement is to present a clear picture to the buyer of a target company’s financial condition. Our senior business analysts will focus not only on the balance sheet and income statements as presented by the target, but also the underlying quality of those statements. A quality of earnings analysis may be conducted by taking a quantitative and qualitative approach to evaluating the amounts presented to acquire a thorough understanding of EBITDA, working capital and potential adjustments.

Buy-Side Financial Due Diligence

Assessing and evaluating the opportunity to acquire a new business needs to be completed with swiftness, precision and discretion. Our professionals in the Business Advisory group at Schneider Downs are highly skilled to help you accomplish exactly that. Our team has decades of experience and has been involved in hundreds of successful transactions. Learn More 

Sell-Side Financial Due Diligence

It has been said that “Luck favors the prepared.” It has also been said that “Luck is where opportunity meets preparation.” What if that’s true? In the Business Advisory group here at Schneider Downs, our experience supports these claims. We have found that companies in the market to sell who have subjected themselves to rigorous sell-side financial due diligence have had better success in closing deals than companies that have not. Learn More

About Schneider Downs Transaction Advisory

Our team of experienced advisors work with clients to maximize the success of all business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, capital raising, due diligence, valuations and succession planning. Our advisors work with companies along every stage the process, helping guiding them toward successful outcomes.

Learn more about our Transaction Advisory services at www.schneiderdowns.com/fas-transaction-services or contact us for more information. 

case studies

 
                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
big problem:
Company impacted by ransomware.
big thinking:
Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
 
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
big problem:
Inefficient tax credit realization.
big thinking:
Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.

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