Valuations & Acquisition Due Diligence

Whether you are contemplating acquiring or selling a business, we can help you prepare for the transaction, maximize value and help ensure smooth post-transaction integration. If you’re acquiring a dealership, we can assist in the preparation of the necessary forms and documents required by the manufacturer.

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Whether you are contemplating acquiring or selling a business, we can help you prepare for the transaction, maximize value and help ensure smooth post-transaction integration. If you’re acquiring a dealership, we can assist in the preparation of the necessary forms and documents required by the manufacturer.

Due Diligence

You’ve worked hard to build your dealership—make sure you’re focused on the future of your business. Today’s business environment has changed dramatically over the past decade. Dealership owners must stay on top of the changing landscape and plan for the future with solid succession planning and exit strategies.

Financial Accounting Due Diligence

Assessing the quality of earnings is often a key component when considering an acquisition. We will work with you to identify areas of focus so that the procedures we perform are specifically designed to address your needs on the transaction.

Tax Due Diligence

Analysis of the target company’s tax profile is a critical component of any deal. This work can entail an analysis of federal, state, local and foreign (if applicable) income tax returns. We can also bring the right expertise to analyze sales and use taxes, property taxes and employment taxes, often overlooked aspects of the tax picture. Through this process, we are able to identify areas of potential tax exposures as well as potential tax opportunities.

Information Technology Due Diligence

We will gain an understanding of the target company’s critical hardware, software and infrastructure, review and assess network security and backup as well as business continuity plans and procedures.

Operational Due Diligence

We can observe and document operating procedures and identify control risks. Our team can also conduct a detailed analysis to identify revenue growth, customer defection rates, volume and pricing trends.

Valuation & Forensic Services

Our accredited valuation team members can assist in helping determine the value of a business early in the transaction. Our objective view and comprehensive process can help bring clarity when planning a transaction. Additionally, we can assist in valuing specific intangible assets.

blum’s Litigation Services and Business Valuation professionals are accomplished in all stages of litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and have the credentials and experience you require. Our team members have the technical capabilities necessary to help you explain your client’s position—whether providing consultation on a forensic accounting matter, or explaining a complex business valuation at trial in an easy to understand and compelling manner—we focus on providing you, and your clients, with forward-looking solutions.

Valuation & Litigation Support Services