Category: Transaction Advisory Services

Thinking of Selling Your Business?

April 25, 2023  |  Barton Walter and Krier

Are you thinking of selling your business but don’t know where—or when—to start? We can help. Barton, Walter & Krier provides Transaction Advisory Services to help clients understand the sell-side process basics when the time comes. Keep reading to learn more about how we can help make sure you’re a prepared seller. Value-Added Service “I think there’s a lot of bad advice that gets thrown around out there, and we want to make sure people get proper advice,” said Blaine Andersen, Managing Director of Transaction Advisory Services (TAS). Andersen is BWK’s foremost authority on TAS, a value-added service that helps ensure our clients have the information they need to make sound decisions on either side of a transaction. For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the sell-side process. Knowing the Company’s Financial Health One of the most important things people should be aware of before starting the selling process is the financial health of their company. And fully understanding the business is key. “I think every company is a little bit different,” Andersen said. “But the roots of it all are very similar in that you try to understand where and how they’re making their money.” Andersen suggested recognizing and analyzing financial elements including: Walking through the general cash flow […]

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Adding Value to Your Business Deals

January 31, 2022  |  Barton Walter and Krier

In the business world, buying and selling can be tricky transactions. But they don’t have to be. And adding value to your business deals is easier than you think. Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) from Barton, Walter & Krier provide the expertise you need to understand the intricacies of the process and maximize the value of your purchase or sale. Learn more about TAS and when and how to utilize these impressive financial tools. Straight from the Source The best way to understand Transaction Advisory Services is to talk to someone who regularly handles such projects – someone with the experience to discern and explain the practice and importance of TAS. Blaine Andersen is that person. As BWK’s Managing Director of Transaction Advisory Services, he worked in Big 4 accounting for almost two decades and spent much of that time in M&A (mergers and acquisitions) transactions with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Andersen provides a wealth of knowledge for BWK and its clients, and his sell-side background is so solid that he’ll take on anyone in the business. “I’m known as a due diligence and sell-side specialist,” he said, “and my experience can compete with any others.” TAS Basics Transaction Advisory Services from BWK offer support for clients throughout the process of a deal and include: A quality […]

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How Sell-Side Advisory Services Can Create Value

July 14, 2021  |  Barton Walter and Krier

Selling your company is one of the biggest business decisions you will make as a business owner. You’ve spent years growing your organization and you’re a trusted expert in your field. But when it comes time to plan your exit strategy, you may have more questions than answers. How do you prepare for the sale? Where do you find a buyer? What about business valuation? A sell-side advisor can help guide you through the entire process from defining objectives to closing the deal. Read on as we look at how sell-side advisory services can create the most value for your business. What is a sell-side advisor? A sell-side advisor is a deal consulting professional who represents a company looking to be acquired. Sell-side advisors are a critical member of the divestiture team. They are a strategic partner with an expert understanding of the M&A landscape who can attractively position a business for sale as well as help minimize risk and maximize valuation. The advisor provides a wide range of services throughout the cycle including: Due diligence Pre-sale analysis Financial modeling Quality of Earnings report Deal-basis financial statements Net working capital Dataroom preparation Negotiations And more! Just as you wouldn’t represent yourself in court without a trained professional, having a trusted advisor to support […]

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