Corporate Finance and Ownership Strategies
Corporate Finance includes a set of project types related to ownership strategy development, valuations/bid scenarios, equity splits/de-mergers, negotiations between shareholder groups, and capital optimization projects.
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Valuations, Bid Situations, Equity Splits and De-MergersValuations are rarely executed on a stand-alone basis, but rather as a necessary and important part of bid evaluations for acquisitions or divestitures/trade sales of non-core assets, or as a basis for negotiating de-mergers. Several equity split projects/de-mergers have also typically been characterized by successfully managing complex negotiations and building dialogue/creative win-win solutions in situations characterized by owner conflict and distrust between shareholder groups or board members.
Advanced Ownership StrategiesA separate corporate finance specialty has been to work directly for corporate boards in evaluating and implementing advanced ownership strategies, characterized by combining various measures such as protecting against external takeovers, locating alternative buyers, tightening up internal agreements and shareholder protection schemes, refinancing, building a more robust equity structure, etc. Usually, all of these actions are combined into an "integrated package."
The below illustration shows a model for building maximum shareholder value:
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