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MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS


Hancock Firm delivers a variety of unbiased, conflict-free services for business acquisitions and sales. Our mission is to serve business owners who buy and sell businesses – from buyer’s or seller’s representation prior to an acquisition to purchase price allocations after a transaction. In other instances, we serve Boards of Directors by providing independent and unbiased fairness opinions and solvency opinions prior to transactions. Through our related company, Mr. Jones Capital Partners, LLC, we offer biased success-based fees for services pertaining to owners selling their businesses. Our extensive expertise in business valuation, litigation and forensic services provides a solid foundation for our acquisition services. Our approaches empower us to confirm the appropriateness of a potential transaction and the handling of events in the post-transaction period, as well as identify potential pre- and post-closing problems.

Specialty service offerings:

  • Market search for potential buyers
  • Auction for sale of business for select parties
  • Assessing a targeted purchase price for a buyer or seller price, with terms and conditions and income tax consequences
  • Quality of earnings analysis
  • Forensic analysis on the underlying financial and operational data of the subject business
  • Assistance in structuring a definitive letter of intent
  • Due diligence on the seller and the seller’s business
  • Preliminary and final purchase price allocations
  • Assistance in negotiations
  • Assistance in reviewing the financial aspects of purchase and sale agreement
  • Compilation and maintenance for a buyer’s data room
  • Liaison with the buyer’s or seller’s CPA and attorney
  • Hosting of the celebratory closing dinner for the selling and buying parties

 

Hancock Firm is not a registered broker-dealer. The SEC does not require financial intermediaries and M&A brokers that limit its business activity to advising privately held companies in M&A asset transactions to register.

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What Our
Clients Say


“We found Hancock Firm on an internet search for business valuation firms. We were in need of an impartial assessment of value for business planning. After three involved telephone conversations with Shea Hancock regarding scope of services and fees, we engaged Hancock Firm. Ultimately, we not only discovered our business value but also valuation issues that have helped steer American Disposal to ‘greener pastures.'” DOUG IVEY - American Disposal Services, Ltd.

“Hancock Firm was introduced to me over 10 years ago by a prominent local attorney. Since that time, Hancock Firm has assisted my companies with numerous, complex deal valuation and purchase price allocation assignments. In every case, Hancock Firm provided exceptionally high-quality service on a timely basis and a good value proposition. Most recently, our company was part of a merger funded by a Fortune 100 company with high growth expectations. Hancock Firm contributed valuation services for the merger. We expect to avail ourselves of Hancock Firm’s services many times in the future.” JOHN H. UNTEREKER - Preventice Solutions, a strategic combination of eCardio and Preventice

“I just wanted to let you know that we were able to settle the matter yesterday and your report was a key turning point in the settlement. It completely unwound the report of the other valuation firm. The mediator was very complimentary of the report you issued. I want you to know that I appreciate your assistance in turning this around so quickly and for coming up with such a good product. Fortunately, the mediator was very familiar with the issue and the surrounding law so he honed in directly on your financial points that were properly linked to the law.” JEFF HOUSTON - GBH CPAs, PC

“Rob Hancock and the team at Hancock Firm have responded in real time to our equity valuations and deal structure issues with a personal involvement that has always exceeded our expectations. Rob and his firm have helped solve our issues effectively and professionally, and always from an objective and independent perspective.” HANK SINCLAIR - Sinclair Group

“Rob Hancock is one of the very best experts I have ever presented for deposition in my 25 years of practice. He testified a few months ago in a case filed in state district court here. The liability facts were against us, but Rob’s testimony was crucial in holding down the damages for settlement. It wasn’t just that the numbers Hancock Firm crunched were unassailable. Rob’s cool demeanor and manner as a witness was at least as important, maybe more so.” ANDREW WILLIAMS - Andrew M. Williams & Associates

“I enjoy working with the team at Hancock Firm. Their dedication to maintaining a solid paraprofessional staff complements the good service provided by the professional staff members. Most of all, I appreciate their very prompt attention to unexpected matters in litigation that require immediate attention. When a day or two made a difference, Hancock Firm made their time available.” ELLEN YARRELL - Attorney at Law

“Shanks & Hauser, L.L.P. and our clients have benefited from the diversity of Hancock Firm, including the up and coming young professionals like Kelly Sullivan and Shea Hancock who have taken the required education and certifications to properly address estate and gift valuations. The varying certifications held by their team members add to the quality of their work product.” RICK SHANKS - Shanks & Hauser, L.L.P.