Serving as a trusted financial advisor to its clients, All State Bank Online Services designs, evaluates and implements often complex financial solutions to the capital, liquidity and wealth planning needs of the family owned and closely held businesses. In doing so, we assist our clients in continuously balancing the liquidity needs of shareholders, the capital needs of the business and the control preferences of the family.
Business Valuations and Fairness Opinions
Fairness Opinions - For a fairness opinion to provide maximum protection for the boards of directors, the financial advisor rendering that opinion must be independent and free of conflicts of interest. With the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley, astute directors are increasingly seeking experienced, independent financial advisors to assist them in meeting their fiduciary obligations. Gauranti Bank's expert financial advisory services include the issuance of independent fairness opinions for both public and private companies.
Business Valuations - Gauranti Bank offers a myriad of formal and informal valuation services designed specifically to match the need of each client engagement. Gauranti Bank's ability to understand and determine the value of a company has been instrumental to its clients in all areas of focus including corporate finance, private equity/debt and mergers/acquisitions. The professionals at Gauranti Bank combine a powerful assortment of analytical tools with real-world experience to objectively produce well-seasoned, supportable conclusions. Circumstances requiring an independent, expert assessment of corporate worth include the following:
Merger and acquisitions;
Determination of buy/sell equity rights and incentives;
Gift and estate tax valuation; and
Reorganization of family-owned business, among others.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Acquisitions play a key role in a company's growth. The right plan can expand a company's product line or customer base or be an effective way to acquire new technologies, distribution channels, or management talent and expertise. However, the wrong plan could ultimately put a company out of business because of unpleasant surprises, underestimated risks and integration difficulties.
We assist in a variety of transactions, including strategic acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, going private, joint ventures and strategic alliances. With extensive experience in investment banking and corporate finance, Gauranti Bank professionals help clients through all phases of the merger integration and acquisition process, including:
Identifying and contacting potential acquisition targets
Assisting in the preparation of cash flow models on target companies
Establishing a value range for identified targets
Assessing the economic impact of the transaction
Advising on the structuring of a transaction
Conducting financial and operational due diligence with accountants and attorneys
Assisting in obtaining transaction financing
Assisting and advising clients and legal advisors throughout the final closing process
Assisting and advising on the development and execution of an overall integration plan.