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M&A:  We have been involved in literally hundreds of deal evaluations, negotiations,
synergy assessments, financial valuations, and deal structurings.  We can help
anywhere in the merger and acquisition deal process, from the determination of
whether an acquisition might be helpful all the way through synergy identification, deal
execution and post merger integration.

Post Merger integration.  Our founder, Bill Pursche, is considered one of the leading
experts in the world in post merger integration and post merger management, having
advised on hundreds of deals.  We can help with the entire integration process,
including pre-deal planning, and have a wealth of knowledge regarding how to capture
synergies, pitfalls to avoid, and best practices.  
Read more about our post merger
expertise and offerings.

Turnarounds.  We have helped achieve turnarounds of companies ranging from very
small to multibillion dollar size.  We offer quick, practical solutions designed to save the
company, not gut it.  We do not deal in bankruptcy situations other than to help with
strategic or tactical advice during the workout.

Scenario based strategic development.  We can help you develop a strategy
based on 'scenarios of the future' -- a plan that will work under all conceivable futures,
as opposed to betting on one outcome, or a compromise approach that is determined
by some probabilistic (low/medium/high) series of outcomes.  The world is not
probabilistic!

Startups.  Our expertise in valuation is especially helpful in startup situations.  We can
provide well supported proformas that angel investors, venture capitalists, and private
equity firms will find reassuring.  Many of our professionals have been in the private
equity and/or VC business, and so we understand what investors are looking for in
terms of returns and how much supporting detail they want to see.  We can help
prepare business plans, pitch books, and presentations.  In addition, we can provide
advice on how the fund raising deal should be structured (debt or equity, how much
equity should be offered, etc.).  In select situations we will provide a small amount of
equity capital, and may accept some equity in exchanged for reduced fees.
First Call Advisors
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We can help you answer questions such as these:

What are merger integration best practices?
What is the best way to capture the benefits of the business merger?
Does it makes sense to study merger case studies?
Should you use merger consultants or merger advisors?
What are turnaround best practices?
Click here for information about the upcoming book:
Synergies: The Art and Science of Making 2+2 = 5
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