Drawing on our nearly 30 years experience in the financial services industry, we are able to look beyond just the basic financials of a deal and help our bank partners and investors understand the big picture. We employ a highly structured approach to M&A that extends beyond the “quick and dirty” identification of potential deal breakers and portfolio risks. We engage in a comprehensive review of the target, resulting in the quantification of all acquisition related risks and potential synergies. This approach provides a true advantage in competitive bidding situations, as well as in the management of integration risk, making the difference between successful acquisitions and destroying value.