Transaction Advisory

There are many challenges associated with business restructuring transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, tender offers, purchase of assets and management acquisitions.

H2R CPA's Transaction Advisory specialists have extensive experience helping clients navigate these complex situations.


Transaction Advisory Experience

H2R CPA brings experience to our clients who are contemplating an acquisition to grow their business or a divestiture to focus more on their core operations or wealth accumulation.

Our integrated teams of multi-disciplinary and industry-focused professionals can immediately add value to your transaction process by working with you early-on in the deal cycle.

Typical transaction concerns addressed by H2R CPA include the following:

  • Reliability of data
  • Quality of earnings and cash flows
  • Working capital analysis
  • Identification of hidden costs and "deal breakers"
  • Reasonableness of projections
  • Sensitivities surrounding the value drivers (review target organization's revenue streams and funding sources)
  • Tax structuring and planning
  • Choice of entity
  • Assistance with debt financing


Our deal professionals advise not solely on the financial aspects of deals, but across a wide range of operational and commercial activities, such as the impact of regulation or deregulation of an industry, corporate governance policies and structures, intellectual property valuation and effectiveness of management controls. H2R CPA offers a field-proven process that truly spans the entire course of a deal.


Transaction Advisory Services

​H2R CPA provides a full range of Transaction Advisory services, including:

  • Choice of entity
  • Review of fund organizational documents
  • Due Diligence
  • Year-end audit
  • Preparation of tax returns and Schedule K-1s
  • Operating efficiency reviews
  • Deal structuring and M&A advisory
  • Quality of earnings reviews
  • Discounted cash flow preparation and analysis
  • Assistance with senior debt financing
  • Post-acquisition financial and tax support services
  • ​Post-acquisition tax planning and compliance
  • Fund Structure
  • Financial Statements
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Targeted quality of earnings reviews
  • Agreed upon procedure engagements
  • GAAP and tax-related issues
  • Working capital analysis
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Post-acquisition audit services

Pre-Deal Success Factors

H2R CPA assists clients in the evaluation of potential transactions by focusing on the pre-deal key success factors, as follows:

  • Clear definition of strategic intent of the deal
  • Timely access to financial and operational information
  • Well-organized and managed "Data or Clean Room"
  • Open access to both buyer and seller representatives
  • Transparent and thorough Letter of Intent
  • Well-defined roles and responsibilities between internal and external resources
  • Right mix of Due Diligence - Finance, Tax, Human Resources, Operations and Information Technology
  • Consider and document Post-deal value creation opportunities
  • Clear hand-offs to Post-deal integration planning

Meet Our Transaction Advisory Leadership Team

Leo A. Hannah

CPA, MBA, Partner

Kieran O’Dea

CPA, Partner