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Transaction Advisory

Experienced Transaction Advisors

The FD Transactions team has facilitated hundreds of successful transactions. Through comprehensive due diligence and deft handling, we support companies on both a buy-side and sell-side of a deal with a full suite of mergers and acquisition services. Our experienced transaction advisory professionals are actively involved in every step to give you the best support, fast.

Industries of Expertise

We have extensive relationships supporting buy-side and sell-side organization such as private equity groups; investment bankers, advisors and brokers; strategic corporate clients; family offices; and financial sponsors in the following categories:

  • Business services
  • Consumer goods
  • Consumer services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Real estate
  • Restaurant/Retail
  • Technology, media and telecommunications

For more information on TAS, see our brochure (PDF).

Transaction Advisory Solutions Across the Deal Lifecycle


Letter of Intent Negotiation

Sell-side “reverse” due diligence*

Enterprise readiness

Transaction tax structuring

IT risk assessment


Transaction Execution

Buy-side due diligence*

Transaction closing

Purchase agreement

Sell-side advisory



Purchase price allocation & opening balance sheet

Working capital & purchase price adjustments

IT system integration

Earn out

Tax planning & compliance

Financial statement audits

*Due Diligence

Quality of earnings

Quality of assets

Debt-like items & liabilities

Income statement trend & key metric analysis

Working capital analysis

  • Financial Diligence

    • Quality of earnings
    • Quality of assets
    • Buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence
    • Sell-side advisory
    • Divestiture and carve-out assistance
    • Working capital assistance
    • Purchase agreement assistance
  • Valuation and Business Modeling

    • M&A valuation
    • Purchase price allocation
    • Business modeling
    • Fairness opinions
  • Tax Diligence

    • Tax structuring
    • Tax due diligence
    • Section 338 elections
    • State and local tax compliance
  • Comprehensive Due Diligence and Business Integration

    • Comprehensive M&A due diligence
    • Synergy identification and modeling
    • Integration framework development
    • Enterprise integration execution and management
    • Synergy validation and realization management
    • Merger optimization
    • IT risk management
    • Enterprise risk management (ERM)
    • Business Process Optimization

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