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Conway MacKenzie’s Transaction Services practice provides a comprehensive approach to maximizing value for our clients in the transaction process. Our approach combines financial, operational and strategic expertise in evaluating the overall strengths and weaknesses of a company and in developing value-enhancing solutions to our clients. We work closely with other professionals to ensure a seamless integration of the transaction team, including legal, tax, employee benefits and information technology specialists.

Conway MacKenzie’s Transaction Services Expertise Serves:

  • Equity sponsors in assessing potential acquisitions, investments or divestitures
  • Corporate entities looking to make strategic acquisitions, investments, joint ventures or divestitures
  • Lenders interested in extending additional credit, converting debt-to-equity or participating in rights offerings

Where Conway MacKenzie Stands Out:
The Conway MacKenzie team consists of professionals with varying backgrounds, including:  owner/operators of businesses, CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CPAs, private equity investors and individuals with commercial banking, purchasing and engineering backgrounds that bring unique expertise to each transaction.

The benefits of our approach, expertise and team to your transaction needs are:

  • Our experience obtained from managing and restructuring companies in distressed situations helps us identify the issues common to failed businesses.  We apply the lessons learned to each transaction
  • Our cross-functional analysis is tailored for each transaction - we identify the value drivers of the business today and into the future
  • Our financial management and operating backgrounds assists us not only in identifying transaction, performance, integration, carve-out and other issues; but also in developing and executing plans to address each of the issues
  • Our ability and experience to be involved in all aspects of the transaction, from origination to execution to ultimate realization, allows us to forge true partnerships with our clients based upon maximizing transaction value

Buy-Side Services:
Our buy-side due diligence services have been tailored to maximize the value of each transaction for our clients through an integrated team of financial, operational and strategic experts focusing on the following key areas:

  • Quality of revenues, EBITDA and cash flows
  • Assessment of business plan opportunities and risks
  • Strategic assessment of the business
  • Working capital and near-term liquidity requirements
  • Analysis of other balance-sheet items, including off-balance sheet and contingent liabilities
  • Capital expenditure needs
  • Detail profitability and cash driver analysis
  • Contract review and negotiations

Sell-Side Services:
Our sell-side services have been tailored to include the analysis a typical buyer would perform to identify the issues up-front and develop value-enhancing solutions to address them in the deal process. We support management in the following areas:

  • Sell-side diligence similar to services a typical buyer would perform
  • Management presentations
  • Coordination with other advisors
  • Deal negotiations
  • Post-closing, purchase price adjustment mechanisms
  • Carve-out assistance

Post-Acquisition Advisory Services:
We have capabilities that extend beyond completing a transaction. We ensure that the returns and value anticipated from the transaction are preserved post-acquisition through the following service offerings:

  • Post-closing purchase price adjustment mechanisms
  • Interim management through periods of transition
  • Post-acquisition integration and restructuring
  • Carve-out execution and the development of stand-alone infrastructure
  • Implementation and management of transition services agreements
  • Performance and strategy improvement and execution
  • Supply chain process improvement and execution
  • Purchasing process improvement and execution


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