We’ve put together a collection of valuable resources and tools for M&A and dealmaking professionals. This includes our quarterly mid-market M&A reports with Mergermarket, financial models, due diligence resources, and productivity tools, as well as videos and webinars. Get the most out of these tools by subscribing for updates and new resources.
Mid-Market M&A Reports
How big a part has a valuation gap played in stalling North American mid-market M&A? Virtual data room provider Firmex worked with Mergermarket to ask six leading experts for their take. See the results below in this edition of our quarterly report on North American mid-market M&A.
Read an exclusive report that Firmex created in collaboration with Mergermarket on mid-market M&A projections for 2015. By polling M&A professionals from across North America, we analyze the key trends in dealmaking that will have a major impact on M&A throughout the year.
By polling M&A professionals from across North America, we analyze the key trends in dealmaking that will have a major impact on M&A throughout the year.
Read the exclusive report created in collaboration with MergerMarket on mid-market M&A projects for 2015.
Financial modeling resources
Analyze the financial impact of a strategic acquisition by testing the viability of different forms of debt financing and predicting the returns for various groups of equity investors.
Fully customizable in Excel to fit your needs. Use it as a starting point, or as is, to assess how much debt your firm can take on in a deal, and what returns your investors can expect.
Due Diligence Resources
Due diligence refers to the act of investigating information relating to a person or business. It can be done on a voluntary basis, like conducting a background check on a future employee, or it can be a legal requirement in business, for example during a corporate takeover bid. In this scenario, a potential acquirer evaluates a target company and its assets prior to making an offer.
Comprehensive due diligence is essential to any successful M&A deal, but getting it right isn’t always easy. Some of the biggest companies in the world even make mistakes. Andrew Sherman is a Partner at Jones Day, a global law firm with over 2,700 lawyers, and has seen it all! Andrew sat down with the CEO of Firmex, Joel Lessem, to discuss some best practices for ensuring a smooth due diligence process.
Tips and Tools
With the ubiquity of business-oriented cloud services and their use as vessels to store everything from company portfolio stances to financial data, acquisition and divestiture postures, it is no wonder that unsecured clouds have become easy targets for hackers, and why a virtual data room is more essential than ever.
If you’re considering selling your business, then it’s important to get started well in advance. Grooming your business for sale takes time, but the reward is feeling confident you’ll attract more qualified buyers when the time is right, and possibly get a better price.
Be more efficient in Excel by downloading our list of shortcuts. Includes a list of handy formulas, common financial functions, quick formatting tips, and much more!
All dealmaking professionals are aware of the critical importance of maintaining confidentiality during the M&A process, since a breach of information can lead to lawsuits and delay or derail a deal.
Videos and Webinars
LOIs and NDAs signed. Now art meets science with the legal, financial and strategic review of the business. How do you test the value proposition and identify potential risks? Select the best tools to streamline the process? And prepare for regulatory and legal compliance issues arising from legislation like FCPA? Learn what it takes to avoid pitfalls that plague even the most experienced due diligence experts.
Hone your deal making skills. Free body language advice for deal makers.
Are you a practicing lawyer looking to fulfill your Continuing Professional Development requirements? Firmex offers free CPD/CLE presentations on document security for law firms.
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