Mergers and acquisitions

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Jeremy Swan

Managing Principal - Financial Sponsors & Financial Services Industry

Financial sponsors, strategic investors and business executives harness the power of mergers and acquisitions to accelerate growth and maximize value. Market conditions, economic factors and innovative deal strategies can influence the outcome of a well-thought M&A plan. Here, CohnReznick's deal team, industry experts and advisors, offer insight and observations to help dealmakers achieve their vision.

DEALMAKERS : 5 top challenges of the current M&A environment

8/6/2020 | Margaret Shanley

Be prepared to navigate socially distanced due diligence, EBITDA-C, and other challenges – and opportunities – of the coronavirus-disrupted M&A marketplace.

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On-Demand Webinar: Investing in technology companies - Current and future challenges and opportunities

With the COVID-19 pandemic shaking the economic markets, there is a lot of unknowns with capital and market demands. This panel shares their insight into the current M&A ecosystem, recent transaction activities, and future opportunities.

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PRIVATE EQUITY: What coronavirus means for transactions

3/17/2020 | Claudine Cohen

No one can project coronavirus’s impact on deal-making, but those considering a transaction should expect greater scrutiny. Read insights from CohnReznick’s Claudine Cohen.

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2020 life sciences M&A outlook: Oncology, CROs among sectors showing promise

3/5/2020 | Vikram Devanga, Ravi Raghunathan

Barring any major political or market development, the life sciences industry looks like it will remain fertile for M&A activity in 2020. Here’s what to know.

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How digital helps private equity firms realize value throughout the investment lifecycle


Already one-third of the way through a five-year hold period, a portfolio company management team and its PE owners were pursuing an aggressive acquisition strategy. But an aging, sprawling, difficult-to-maintain technology footprint was dragging down operating efficiency, obscuring data needed to make crucial decisions, and slowing integration of acquisitions.

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Three ways transportation and logistics companies can drive valuations in today’s market

9/17/2019 | Marc Nadritch

With e-commerce continuing to grow at a rapid pace – online sales worldwide rose 18% to almost $3 trillion in 2018 – transportation and logistics (T&L) companies that provide transportation, logistics, and fulfillment services for e-commerce companies continue to be acquisition targets.

QSBS - One of today’s most powerful yet often overlooked tax planning tools for VCS & company founders


Section 1202 encourages investment in new ventures and small businesses by providing significant tax relief. This very attractive tax incentive offers up to 100% capital gain exclusion on certain dispositions of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) acquired after September 27, 2010.

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How digital due diligence can help private equity firms achieve profit and growth

7/8/2019 | Reed Dailey

As digital technology becomes integral to every company, private equity (PE) firms understand that a target company’s technology assets have become elemental to the calculus of business value, success, and growth.

Executive debrief: Cybersecurity’s new role in risk management & value creation

Private equity firms are high value targets for cyber criminals. One successful penetration can jeopardize the value of your portfolio, your fund performance, and your firm’s reputation.

6 ways cannabis companies can maximize their sale price

3/29/2019 | Beau Whitney & Andrew Lines

Consolidation is a natural phase of any industry lifecycle, and cannabis is no different. As legal cannabis continues its rapid growth, the market is beginning a new phase of consolidation.

Executive debrief: Sell side diligence reveals the issues impacting purchase price

Prepared with the right information and knowledge, ownership teams are better positioned to maximize the value of their business in advance of a transaction.

Transactional insights: Quality of earnings and beyond

Christopher Aroh

Today’s heightened level of transaction activity coupled with a complex set of market conditions requires a comprehensive and expanded approach to preparing a Quality of Earnings Report.

Executive debrief: Integration accelerates the growth & value of acquisitions

A buyer acquired a non-core business unit through a carve-out transaction.

Manufacturing and distribution - M&A trends


Merger and acquisition activity has been increasing sharply, with worldwide transaction value up 26 percent in the first half of 2018 over the same period in the preceding year. Beneath that growth dynamic has been a widening emphasis in recent M&A deals on transforming, rather than merely growing, a business.

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Prognosis looks good for healthcare M&A in 2019

2/20/2019 | Claudine Cohen

This year, one of the real focus areas for M&A activity will be specialty services, including dermatology, ophthalmology, fertility, orthopedics, and gastroenterology.

Executive debrief: Assessing key factors that drive business strategy

Frank Longobardi, CohnReznick CEO and Jeremy Swan, Managing Principal, Financial Sponsors and Financial Services, share their opinions on key issues impacting growth, value creation and risk management.

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Sedic Ampanas

CPA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Sharon Bromberg

CPA, CIRA. CFF, Partner Transactional Advisory and Dispute Resolution Services Transaction & Turnaround Advisory

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Gregory Chin

CPA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Claudine Cohen

Managing Principal, Transactions & Turnaround Advisory

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Vikram Devanga

Principal, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Jeffrey Michelson

CPA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Marc Nadritch

CPA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Helana Robbins Huddleston

CPA, CIRA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory -Transactional Advisory Services

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Margaret Shanley

Principal, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services Practice Leader

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Matthew B. Teadore

CPA, JD, LL.M, Managing Director, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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Daniel Teoh

Managing Director, Transactional Advisory Services

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Natalie Tronkina

CPA, Partner, CohnReznick Advisory - Transactional Advisory Services

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