Mergers and Acquisitions
- Buy-side: intelligence activity through GCS includes a strong network in China, Europe and the US; industrial screening and sourcing of opportunities with a focus on middle-market companies; establishing valuation criteria and evaluating potential acquisition targets; arranging acquisition financing for buyers consisting of all types of debt and equity; coordinating legal, tax, accounting and other closing-related activities; post acquisition support and integration of the target. [GCS Buy-side Approach]
- Sell-side: thoughtful planning assessment of the situation for Clients contemplating the sale of certain businesses, assets or their entire company; evaluating and recommending financial and strategic alternatives with respect to the sale; advising on the appropriate sales process for the situation and valuation issues; assisting in preparing an offering memorandum or other appropriate sales materials; identifying potential buyers through GCS's international network of strategic and financial investors; screening and initiating discussions with selected and qualified buyers; assisting in negotiating and closing the sale. [GCS Sell-side Approach]
Distressed M&A: GCS combines the experience of its M&A and restructuring professionals in advising either buyers or sellers of distressed assets and/or companies. Usually, distressed M&A candidates possess a number of the following characteristics: liquidity constraints, declining operating performance and cash flow, changing industry conditions, face amount of debt and claims exceeding enterprise value, covenants and/or payment defaults on debt, limited access to capital.
GCS is able to advise a Client throughout the entire process, including identification of targets / buyers, and participation in a sales process and court proceedings, if necessary. We look to identify creative or strategic solutions to unlock value in every situation. We recognize that executing M&A in distressed situations requires incremental skills that are not always required within traditional M&A transactions. GCS works with selected professionals in managing the bankruptcy process, in performing a valuation that can withstand court scrutiny and in managing inherent conflicts of interest among different constituencies.
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