Overview of Services
Ashwood Management Partners, LLC provides a comprehensive set of
professional services that help companies improve performance and
increase their value to prospective acquirers.
We determine market value and appropriate timing for a transaction.
Our valuation models incorporate a variety of factors including
financial performance, industry dynamics, competitive position,
technological developments, M&A environment and market timing.
We work independently or in conjunction with an investment banker
to determine the value of the business and identify the risks that
can prevent a transaction from closing.
Initial Due Diligence and Risk Management
We "roll up our sleeves" to analyze our clients' operations,
technology, financial performance, assets, liabilities, management
and growth opportunities. We identify operational risk factors,
including market positioning, scalability of the business model,
cost structure, management gaps and other factors that can prevent
a transaction from closing or significantly impact valuation. We
formulate action plans to address these risk factors and provide
interim executive management to eliminate them before they become
issues for a prospective acquirer.
Market the Company
With the investment banker, we identify a full range of buyers and
aggressively market the company to an approved list of prospects.
We develop presentation materials and prepare management for the
sales process. We evaluate each prospective acquirer to understand
their historical acquisition behavior, the strategic fit of the
company and the specific risks factors that may be unique to each
prospect. We tailor our presentations and messages to most effectively
communicate the story to each prospective acquirer.
Final Due Diligence, Negotiation and Closing
We have negotiated a wide range of transactions as both principals
and advisors. Consequently, we understand the acquisition process
and the disruption it can have on a business. We manage due diligence
to assure that it is well organized, efficient for the prospective
acquirer and minimally disruptive to the business. We identify all
significant disclosure items prior to the start of due diligence
and set appropriate expectations so that the acquirer encounters
"no surprises" that could derail the transaction. We negotiate
the letter of intent or term sheet, the definitive agreement and
any supporting agreements. We coordinate the attorneys, accountants
and other advisors. Most importantly, we help our clients to mitigate
the impact of the acquisition process on business performance and
staff. Finally, we work with the executive team to assure all closing
conditions are satisfied and the transaction closes in a timely
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