When any company has done well and is looking to grow quickly beyond their current level, they often look to Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) to leverage another company into their own. The most important step of the M&A process is an accurate valuation of the net value of an interesting company, ripe for such a change. Many people are unaware the best expertise in evaluating and analyzing a business are investment bankers, especially well seasoned veterans of M&A research, such as Martin Lustgarten. He is tops in his field with a track record for detecting real value in a company as opposed to simply believing the target companies press releases and public-facing spiel.
Lustgarten considers every aspect of a likely M&A candidate company. He looks at the property owned, the inventory kept, and all the liquid assets a business possesses in order to arrive at an accurate valuation for it in the market. This work requires a sort of Michelangelo Man, in that knowledge and skills in several different areas are required to do a comprehensive job as a M&A analyst. He has many successful examples of his work for many happy clients. They made the smart choice of hiring Lustgarten to perform part of the “due diligence” a Board of Directors requires before committing to either acquiring a target company or merging the business with that company.
As one of the best asset determination professionals in America, Martin Lustgarten has made a great career and built up his own investment bank. In his long career, innumerable client businesses have brought him in to apply his detailed process and produce a final valuation report that they can rely upon to help make the final M&A decisions. He has also assisted many private businesses in going public on stock markets. Some of his work involves helping clients make complex transactions with stocks, bonds, and assets, and always finding value where the company’s management has missed it.
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