M&A Support Services

The steps that a company chooses to undertake to create and enhance value both pre-and post-deal are critical to its long-term financial success. Given the volatile nature of deal activity, and the significant time and resources required to complete an M&A transaction, strategic leaders and corporate development departments benefit from scalable and knowledgeable transactional support providers.

Stout offers numerous support services, in addition to Transaction Opinions, Financial Due Diligence, and Tax Services to help management teams with transaction planning, execution, and implementation to ensure that the deal is ultimately value-enhancing to the organization.

The services that we offer include:

Pre-Deal Support

  • Long-term forecast modeling and pro forma consolidation
  • Acquisition and divestiture [pro forma] financial impact analysis
  • Modeling of stand-alone financials for carve-outs and non-core businesses
  • Synergy analysis - identification, quantification and impact on value
  • Earnings per share (EPS) accretion/dilution analyses
  • IPO readiness assessment and support services

Pre-Deal Analysis

  • Acquisition target financial assessment and valuation
  • Relative value/merger exchange ratio analysis
  • Cost of capital analysis
  • Comparable public company benchmarking (margins/multiples)
  • Transaction ROI analysis
  • Industry research and growth/trend analysis
  • IT due diligence

Post-Deal Support

  • Opening balance sheet valuations for tax and book reporting
  • Goodwill/balance sheet reallocation on divestitures
  • Technical accounting support (e.g. memo on acquisition journal entries)
  • Post-deal digital strategy and implementation

Who We Serve

  • Corporate executives
  • Corporate development professionals
  • Boards of directors
  • Special transaction committees


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