FallAhrens & Co. Opens Investment Banking Office in San Diego, California

FallAhrens & Co., an M&A focused investment banking company opens San Diego, California office to serve the middle market with buy and sell-side services to privately held business owners, private equity groups and businesses raising capital.

San Diego, CA, June 03, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The seller's best resource is an experienced and professional investment banking group with the ability to achieve maximum value for the shareholders in a sale of the business. The investment banker's value added to the process of selling comes from specific technical and tactical knowledge of the M&A market, buyers' interests and creative ways to overcome the many challenges that arise throughout the process. FallAhrens & Company (www.fallahrens.com) bankers work closely with owners of privately held businesses in each step of the process - from evaluating whether a company is ready for a sale, to timing the sale and cultivating a deal, all tailored to achieve the maximum value possible with minimal disruption to the seller's business.

While the sale of a company is often the most important business transaction an entrepreneur will ever pursue, many business owners aren't equipped to achieve maximum value and don't understand the role of an investment banker. Given its importance, the sale of a business thus demands the attention of a professional team equipped with the knowledge, resources and connections to execute a confidential and efficient managed sale process. The FallAhrens team brings just this to every client company, providing unparalleled expertise and flexibility to each unique sale:

- Evaluate sale motivation considerations
- Discuss market conditions and M&A outlook
- Establish achievable valuation range
- Review and revise historical financial statements and prepare future projections
- Document sale materials including Information Memorandum, Confidentiality Agreement and list of prospective buyers
- Dialog with interested buyers about opportunity, value and timing
- Negotiate with select buyers
- Close the sale with buyer of choice

A carefully organized and managed sale process tailored to address the business, needs, pressure points, goals and objectives of the seller will maximize value, while minimizing disruption to the business' day to day operations. A great company with tremendous value potential will suffer greatly given a flawed sale process, and may inflict damage if, for example, confidential trade secrets are revealed or employees, vendors or customers part ways in fear of uncertainty with the company's future.

Selling a company without the proper planning and management rarely results in the realization of the company's full potential market value. A well executed process taps a company's maximum value, by ensuring all potential buyers were involved and the competitive bidding process extracted bidders' best possible deals. Careful planning and execution remains the best way to find the best buyer and cultivate the best deal.

FallAhrens & Company LLC
Ian Shanno
(858) 736-9280