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Mergers & Acquisitions

Successful partakers in the mergers & acquisitions recognize the necessity to plan aptly and continue resilient communication among the different experts and contributor(s) concerned in a transaction.

Hutton Field Capital Partners provides Mergers & Acquisitions services to clients worldwide on both the buy side and sell side. Whatever the transaction may be, from pre-acquisition or post-acquisition support, our highly capable team of industry experts are on hand to deal with matters from the largest multi-national companies or to modest negotiations.

Pre-Transaction M&A Services

Exploratory Due Diligence

Our team uncovers, validate and scrutinize data to notify clients of probable risks and recommend alleviating solutions via a thorough course of profound background investigations, interviews and meticulous examination These services are vital in addressing concerns regarding unknown dimensions of a potential acquisition, investment or business relationship. Whether an organization or investor is involved in a merger or acquisition or entering into a significant relationship with a customer or vendor, conducting proactive due diligence on the individuals or entities with which they do business can help expose and mitigate hidden risks. We assist financial institutions, private equity firms, hedge funds, institutional investors, high-net worth individual investors and their legal counsel in identifying and avoiding risks by exposing the concealed elements of prospective transactions and relationships.

Accounting Due Diligence

As a division of a national accounting firm, our professionals have a depth of accounting resources available and are well versed in aspects of accounting related matters. We assist clients by analyzing financial reporting issues, conducting reviews for accounting compliance and conducting collateral audits/confirmations. We are also skilled in performing forensic accounting reviews (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, computer forensics). As part of a Firm with a National Tax practice , our professionals can also help clients by performing reviews of federal, state, local and international taxes.

Financial Due Diligence

Hutton Field Capital Partners provides financial and operational due diligence services to assist buyers, investors or lenders in assessing a target organization's business transactions. Our professionals also perform due diligence for lenders on asset-based loans, quality of earnings analyses and cash flow analyses. We investigate events and conditions that may affect an organization and help identify “soft spots” and potential issues that may impact deal negotiations (e.g., deal structure, terms of purchase agreement). We also focus on the early identification of hidden problems that could be "deal breakers" as well as pinpointing underperforming assets or areas where strategic/operational improvement could increase profitability.

Business Person’s Review

Our professionals can also assist clients by reviewing business plan feasibility, capital expenditure requirements and human resource issues, in addition to analyzing operations and assessing information systems. Our professionals also assist clients by advising on cash flow and tax impact, as well as providing financial modeling services.

Post-Transaction Services

Business Integration Services

Whether pre- and/or post-acquisition, Hutton Field Capital Partners is experienced in assisting clients with business integration services including identifying cost-reduction and profit-improvement opportunities, conducting fraud risk assessments or implementing an effective anti-fraud program. Our professionals help clients with organizational redesigns to eliminate redundant functions, controls and positions, as well as consult on process flow redesign and technology integration.
Post-Acquisition Disputes

Hutton Field Capital Partners assists clients in resolving post-acquisition disputes by serving as neutral accounting arbitrators, testifying witnesses and consultants. We assist clients in determining purchase price adjustment calculations as well as buyers and sellers in identifying and presenting claims to a trier of fact. Our experienced professionals have also served as arbitrators in post-acquisition disputes in numerous occasions.

Post-Transaction M&A Services

Business Integration Services

Whether pre- and/or post-acquisition, Hutton Field Capital Partners is experienced in assisting clients with business integration services including identifying cost-reduction and profit-improvement opportunities, conducting fraud risk assessments or implementing an effective anti-fraud program. Our professionals help clients with organizational redesigns to eliminate redundant functions, controls and positions, as well as consult on process flow redesign and technology integration.

Employee Benefits Solutions

In the course of conducting our comprehensive employee benefits due diligence review, we identify critical issues affecting the deal pre-close, post-close and at exit.

Our comprehensive review includes the following key areas:

Compliance Issues

  • Review Form 5500 filings and assess compliance, potential violations, and their impact
  • Review self-funded plans for possible non-compliance resulting in prohibited transactions
  • Conduct a thorough review of documents related to discrimination testing, 401(k) compliance and discriminatory administrative practices

Plan Funding Mechanisms

  • Estimation of Incurred But Not Reported (IBNR) claims run-out liability relative to current accruals on self-funded plans
  • Thorough review of self-funded plans to determine potential prohibited transaction issues and their financial impact
  • Examination of reinsurance contracts to discover potential issues involving terminal liability, discrepancies with plan documents, and claims run-out issues affected by change of control

Needs Assessment

  • Development of pro forma budget
  • Review and summary of all major benefit plans with comparison to national normative data
  • Review of benefit plans to determine market competitiveness and possible coverage gapsAvailability of international diligence to identify potential issues on a global platform
  • Thorough review of Collective Bargaining Agreements and Purchase and Sale Agreements both historical and present to identify potential issues prior to close