Merg­ers, Acqui­si­tions And Divestitures

Com­par­ing oranges and apples may not be such a good idea. How­ever, com­bin­ing apples and oranges could make for a won­der­ful fruit cock­tail. Some­times com­pa­nies have to merge with or acquire other enti­ties to advance their busi­ness inter­ests. In some cases, they need to divest them­selves of cer­tain assets or inter­ests. What­ever the case, we can help.

We believe that merger or acqui­si­tion “should make sense to the counter-​parties”. Our team pro­vides a vari­ety of ser­vices to help guide busi­nesses as the eval­u­ate their strate­gic options. Here are a few of those services:

    1. Invest­ment Briefs — This may be suf­fi­cient in many instances to give an investor a clear pic­ture of what is required. It out­lines what needs to be done and lays out the pos­si­bil­i­ties with­out the rigor of a full-​blown busi­ness plan.
    2. Busi­ness Plans — These are detailed pre­sen­ta­tions of the finan­cial, man­age­r­ial, oper­a­tional and com­mer­cial prospects of a ven­ture. More often than not, Ver­ti­cal Opti­miza­tion pro­vides intu­itive easy-​to-​use sen­si­tiv­ity tools that make it easy for a prospec­tive investor (or seller as the case may be) to test the assump­tions implied in a busi­ness plan.
    3. Asset & Invest­ment Val­u­a­tion — How is that asset or invest­ment worth? How much should you put into (or expect to take out of) it? We can help with asset and invest­ment val­u­a­tion by pro­vid­ing clear, sim­ple, unbi­ased eval­u­a­tions of an oppor­tu­nity using a vari­ety of tech­niques includ­ing very sim­ple straight­for­ward eval­u­a­tive tech­niques as well as com­plex mod­el­ing and sim­u­la­tion techniques.
    4. Risk Ana­lyt­ics — How much risk should one assume in a ven­ture? What are the oper­a­tional and finan­cial threats? Com­bin­ing a vari­ety of tools includ­ing the tra­di­tional meth­ods as well as [real] options pric­ing and other tech­niques, Ver­ti­cal Opti­miza­tion can help you put an unam­bigu­ous num­ber on the value of an asset or the risk asso­ci­ated with a venture.
    5. Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Val­u­a­tion — This is one of the most dif­fi­cult — and con­tentious — aspects of an invest­ment. How much is an “idea” worth? What if it were patented? What would it be worth then? We assist our clients with intel­lec­tual prop­erty val­u­a­tion to enable them enter into invest­ments with a clear sense of what the IP-​based assets are truly worth.
    6. Fea­si­bil­ity Stud­ies — Should we or shouldn’t we? We can help fig­ure out the answer.….
    7. Oper­a­tional Analy­sis — This is one of our core areas. How well is that oper­a­tion being run? We’ll help you find out.

Call us at 1−888−506−3265 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more infor­ma­tion. We can help you with any of these strate­gic undertakings.