Strategic Counsel and Corporate Services

Our Buy-Side and Sell-Side Services Include Advisory, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Divestitures

As Strategic Counsel we guide and assist our sponsors, partners and co-investors to plan, structure and execute a wide range of complex domestic and international transactions with sophisticated and thoughtful advice.  We provide strategic advisory services including operational and financial structuring, market intelligence, in-depth research, corporate service offerings and specialized services utilizing our proprietary systems and global databases. 

We render tactical, structural and transaction-specific advice and provide transaction execution support. We advise and monitor through each stage of the process both pre-closing and post-closing and drive significant fee reductions and efficiency gains.

CORNERSTONE GROUP FAMILY OFFICE ™ delivers transaction origination, proposal evaluation, new product and new service introductions, analytical and market advice and relationship management for strategic sponsors, partners and co-investors. We support our partners with their corporate challenges by providing strategic thinking, insight and perspective coupled with operational, corporate and regulatory advice.  We monitor trends and deliver innovative ideas and opportunities. 

Our comprehensive range of Advisory and Corporate Services include:

Buy-Side Strategies

  • Formulate and Implement Growth and Acquisition Strategies to Drive Profitability
  • Coordinate Activities with Local, Regional and International Counsel
  • Develop Proactive, Value-Added M&A Ideas
  • Collaborate on Total Shareholder Value Initiatives
  • Independent Assessments of Valuation Methodologies, Rates of Return and Valuation Multiples
  • Transaction Investigations and Collateral Inspections
  • Bid and Co-Investment Strategies
  • Control and Strategic Minority Positions
  • Determination of Drivers to Transact Including Negotiation and Contract Strategy
  • Strategic Analytics
  • Negotiate and Document Transaction Terms / Conditional Term Sheets
  • Case Assessments, Key Use Cases and Comparative Analysis
  • Acquisition Searches and Synergy Analysis
  • Domestic and Cross-Border Merger and Acquisition Strategies
  • Detailed Analysis of Transaction Thesis and Financial Soundness
  • Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures and Partnerships
  • Cross-Industry Transactions
  • Consolidation Opportunities and Category Roll-Up Strategies
  • Geographic and Regionalized Expansion Strategies
  • Distress Situations and Carve-Outs
  • Forensics and Restructurings
  • Cross-Sell Opportunities to Enhance Value
  • Acquisition Valuations
  • Transaction Pricing, Negotiation Support, M&A Execution 
  • Analysis of Debt and Other Tailored Financing Alternatives Including Vendor Financing
  • Pre-Closing and Post-Closing Integration Support
  • Renegotiations Based Upon Due Diligence Findings
  • Confidential Mediation, Arbitration and Intermediation Services
  • Creative Activism to Drive Shareholder Value
  • Regulatory Issues


Sell-Side Strategies

  • Sale and Divestiture Strategies including Pre-Divestiture Reviews and Vendor Support
  • Operational and Financial Structuring
  • Exit Optionality Utilizing Proprietary Sourcing and Restructuring Solutions
  • Prepare Pitch Books, Marketing Documents, Management and Board Presentations 
  • Exclusivity Agreements and Break Fees
  • Sale to Strategic and Financial Buyers
  • Tax-Efficient Spin-Offs
  • Sourcing Majority and Minority Partners
  • Virtual Data Room (VDR) Implementation and Management
  • Third-Party Vendor Due Diligence (VDD)
  • Succession Planning and Exit Strategies
  • Preparation of Confidential Information Memorandums (CIMs) and Business Plans
  • Transaction Pricing and Negotiation Support to Command Significant Valuations
  • Analysis of Complex Financial and Valuation Models
  • Review of Tactical Issues
  • Asset Restructuring and Protection
  • Corporate Turnaround Strategies
  • Interaction with Public and Private Sector Influencers
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Restructuring Utilizing Tax-Efficient Structures to Maximize After-Tax Returns
  • Sale Valuations
  • Regulatory Issues

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