and Acquisitions - West Consulting Group, Inc. maintains
and continuously updates a list of businesses known to be
prospective candidates for sale or merger and keeps an updated
list of qualified buyers who have expressed an interest in
acquiring businesses. The broad experience of Mr. West in
public accounting and corporate finance has prepared the firm
to operate from a position of considerable knowledge concerning
businesses with distinctive sale or purchase potentials. These
may be manufacturing, retailing, service or financial companies.
For more information about companies currently being represented
by WCG, please contact us.
The firm will assist the parties in conceptualizing transactions
and advising them on the appropriate course for financing.
Assistance in the formation of contracts overseeing negotiations
for the purchase of a business and coordination of the pre-closing
due diligence for buyers are also prominent aspects of the
mergers and acquisitions service provided by West Consulting
Group. Mr. West, the principal is a Certified Merger &
Acquisitions Advisor (CM&AA) as designated by the Alliance.
Valuation - The determination of the appropriate
value of a business enterprise is an important element of
many business transactions. Periodic or annual business valuations
are required or advisable to support:
in the stock of closely held companies e.g. in Employee
Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) and pursuant to buy-sell agreements
and controversies between business owners
with governmental agencies
and equity financing
Because of the frequency and importance of transactions involving
a knowledge of business values, the services of the independent
business valuator are often critical to the success of a business
transaction and can readily influence the economic consequences
West Consulting Group is uniquely qualified to perform business
valuations, report thereon, substantiate the values to third
parties and, if necessary, testify in court. Mr. West, the
principal, is a Certified Business Appraiser as designated
by The Institute of Business Appraisers, Inc.
Restructuring - In spite of the best of intentions
and with adequate planning, often times a company's financial
performance is adversely affected by a weak economy, changes
in markets for its products, or other factors beyond its control.
As a result, it may become difficult to meet the terms of
previously existing debt agreements. In those situations,
there arises a need to restructure the terms, conditions or
amounts of debt. West Consulting Group assists businesses
and their owners in determining the debt retirement capability
of the business and in negotiating revisions to existing agreements
with lenders and investors.
Formation - Assisting businesses in finding debt
capital or new debt sources and maintaining a network of lenders
and investors seeking these opportunities is a function of
capital formation. This service is also often associated with
the mergers and acquisition process.
West Consulting Group assists businesses and individuals in
determining proper capital structure and, through the capital
formation process, matches the capital needs to commercial
banks, nonregulated lenders, mezzanine lenders, investment
groups, merchant banks, venture capital companies or private