GBQ, in conjunction with its affiliate, Footprint Capital, work on over 100 transactions per year and offers comprehensive services to help successfully complete transactions. There are thousands of private equity firms, family offices, and independent sponsors in the United States that are all competing with strategic buyers to acquire businesses. The competition is fierce. GBQ has assembled a strong Transaction Advisory team with broad expertise to support these groups in finding, acquiring and selling companies. Our integrated, multidisciplinary teams support both Buy and Sell-Side transactions and easily transition to service both portfolio and fund. Our team has expertise in a multitude of industries.

While acquisitions have similarities and recurring themes, every deal is different. Consequently, we model our services depending on many factors, including the internal capabilities and available time of our clients. Our strategic partnership with Footprint Capital enables us to provide the following services to our private equity clients:

Acquisition Services

  • Complete Retained Search Services
  • Buy-Side Advisory
  • Post-Acquisition Integration Services
  • Operational and IT Diligence Services

Sell-Side Advisory Services

  • Liquidity Options Consulting
  • Investment Banking Processes
  • Sell-Side Due Diligence
  • ESOP Consulting and Implementation

Valuation Services

  • Transaction Support Valuations
  • Shareholder Planning
  • Financial Reporting
  • ESOP Valuation Work
  • Fairness Opinions

Assurance Services

  • Due Diligence
  • Quality of Earnings Reports
  • Accounting Reporting Advisory
  • Revenue Recognition Consulting
  • Third Party Attestation

Taxation Services

  • Tax Structuring
  • Tax Diligence
  • State and Local Tax Diligence
  • Tax Compliance Services
  • International Tax Services

Consulting Services

  • Profit Enhancement Services
  • Assessment of Strategic Alternatives
  • Post-Transaction Dispute Resolution Services
  • Corporate Finance Consulting