M&A Sell Side Services

The Home Depot/Harris Research
Case Study

Harris Research is a leading franchisor of business, commerical, and in-home consumer services in the U.S. and internationally through two franchise concepts: Chem-Dry, the world's largest provider of carpet and upholstery cleaning services, and N-Hance, a leading national provider of wood cabinet and floor renewal services.

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Exclusive Sale Transactions: We represent sellers on an exclusive basis and manage the entire process of selling a company or one of its business units. This is a comprehensive, turnkey process. We assist our clients by:

  • Determining the expected valuation range for the business
  • Performing due diligence
  • Preparing a memorandum describing the business
  • Building a detailed financial model
  • Identifying and prioritizing potential buyers
  • Developing the appropriate marketing strategy
  • Communicating with and soliciting interest from potential buyers
  • Evaluating offers
  • Helping negotiate the transaction
  • Providing a fairness opinion, if appropriate

Other Sale Transactions: We also represent companies that have (i) received unsolicited merger proposals and need help evaluating alternatives, negotiating with the suitor, and/or locating alternative bidders, or (ii) had discussions or even negotiations with a friendly third-party and need structural/financial support, negotiating assistance, or a fairness opinion. Depending on the circumstances, we assist our clients by:

  • Evaluating the situation and alternatives
  • Developing and executing a response strategy
  • Performing due diligence
  • Identifying alternative purchasers, if necessary
  • Helping negotiate the transaction
  • Providing a fairness opinion, if necessary