Post-Acquisition Disputes

Due to the complexity of business mergers and acquisitions, various stakeholder interests, and the financial resources expended, even the best executed transactions can result in post-closing disputes. Disputes arising from sales and purchase transactions of businesses often require cross-disciplined accounting professionals with a depth of experience in a variety of complex issues.   Our professionals utilize their specialized technical accounting, forensic, and business valuation skills to analyze the critical elements of a transaction related to the following:

  • Preparation and/or review of closing statements
  • Breaches of representations and warranties
  • Post-closing purchase price adjustments
  • Working capital adjustments
  • Earnout provision calculations or disputes
  • Alleged pre-acquisition fraud
  • Damages calculations
  • Valuations

EisnerAmper’s forensic, litigation and valuation professionals have served in many roles related to post-acquisition disputes including consultant, expert witness, arbitrator and neutral/independent accountant expert. Often times our professionals assist attorneys in the drafting of post-closing purchase price adjustment and post-closing earn out adjustment provisions of purchase/sales agreements to provide the correct accounting terms in an effort to minimize post-closing disputes arising from the use of improperly or ill-defined accounting terms. We are your resource to help sort through the multitude of post-closing issues in dispute.