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Transaction Advisory and Support

GBQ’s transaction advisory services include all aspects of a transaction, including pre-transaction planning, opportunity evaluation, transaction execution & support and post-transaction services. Situations that typically trigger a need for our services include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Divestitures & Spinoffs
  • Going-Private Transactions
  • ESOP Transactions
  • Management Buyouts
  • Recapitalizations & Leveraged Buyouts
  • Bankruptcies & Reorganizations

Our insightful, independent advice and financial opinions are relied upon with confidence by companies, shareholders, corporate boards, special committees, independent trustees and other fiduciaries. We regularly complete engagements for the following purposes:

Pre-Transaction Planning

  • Pre-Transaction Gifting Programs
  • Pre-IPO & Cheap Stock Valuations
  • ESOP Feasibility Studies & Analyses

Opportunity Evaluation

  • Evaluating Targets or Offers
  • Exchange Ratio Analysis
  • Due Diligence

Transaction Execution & Support

  • Fairness Opinions
  • Solvency Opinions
  • ESOP Implementation


  • Purchase Price Allocation
  • Ongoing Valuations
  • Post-Transaction Disputes