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Mergers & Acquisitions


The representation of a company and its shareholders, in the sale of that company, is a prime focus of the Stonegate Group's  Merger and Acquisition activities. The firm brings to its clients the experience gained in successfully closing transactions in a wide variety of industries, bringing the diversity and depth of those experiences to clients of the firm.

It is not every day that a business owner sells his company or that a company undertakes an acquisition or divestiture. Yet such a transaction is of critical importance to the future of the individual or the company. Engaging the Stonegate Group drawing upon the firm's extensive M & A experience and operational background often  results in value added service far in excess of its compensation.

Strategic Analysis

The Stonegate Group assists clients in analyzing their current market position and identifying and evaluating the strategic alternatives available, including but not limited to, acquisition, divestiture, spin off, and recapitalization. Unlike many investment banks, Stonegate fully realizes that often the best option available may not involve a transaction of any kind. As an unbiased third party, Stonegate provides a fresh perspective to clients who are sometimes too close to their business to see all of the options for enhancing shareholder value.

Sale of Business

The Stonegate Group works with owners of businesses to sell companies and with corporations to divest divisions and subsidiaries. Our primary objective is to maximize value received by the shareholders of the business being sold. We work closely with owners and management to attractively present the company's story. Stonegate creates a controlled competitive environment to maximize the purchase price while ensuring confidentiality. We assist the client in conducting negotiations and remain actively involved through documentation and closing.

The Sales Process

The Sales & Acquisition Process includes:

  • Comprehensive due diligence
  • Marketing the company on a confidential basis
  • Valuation, analysis and recommendations
  • Interact and negotiate with prospective, interested buyers
  • Preparation of an offering memorandum
  • Recommendation of the most qualified buyers
  • Development of a list of prospective acquirers
  • Negotiate the sales contract provisions and assist in the closing process


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