Advisory Services

Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other strategic opportunities are, by definition, exceptional.

Scura Paley works with owners, management teams, boards and investors in evaluating, structuring and executing complex transactions. Our combination of deep experience and analytical rigor allows us to provide extraordinary execution and advisory support.

Sell-side Advisory

Scura Paley's professionals have advised on hundreds of private and public sale transactions. Our practical judgement and extraordinary commitment has led to exceptional results for our clients. The key steps to our process are:

  • Understanding our client’s objectives
  • Assessing the business, including both strengths and challenges
  • Developing the sales strategy and a tailored approach
  • Identifying and approaching potential buyers
  • Structuring the terms of the transaction and negotiating the details
Restructuring Services

Scura Paley provides unbiased strategic advice on all elements of restructuring and recapitalization. Our expertise advising both companies and creditors, brings an inside view of how to negotiate the optimal transaction. In addition, our broad industrial and financial investment banking expertise (including capital raising and merger and acquisitions) brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to almost any restructuring situation.

Buy-side Advisory

The right acquisition transforms an enterprise. Strategic combinations can drive growth, reduce costs, speed entry into market, leverage existing skills and reduce vulnerability.

Acquisitions can, however, present enormous risk. Problems may be missed in diligence. Over-optimistic projections may lead to over-paying. Deal structures and terms fail to provide adequate flexibility and protection.

Scura Paley’s partners have supported clients in acquisitions totaling more than $40 billion. As experienced buy-side advisors, we offer a compelling, independent perspective. We work with our clients to help them implement an acquisition strategy, identifying strategic trends and acquisition candidates. We then support them in executing on specific opportunities. Because our perspective is long-term and relationship-driven, we also say when it is time to walk away from a deal.

Fairness Opinions

Scura Paley's Fairness Opinion Committee provides transactional fairness opinions to Boards of Directors and Special Committees. Our advise allows directors to mitigate the financial risk of a transaction by showing that they have used sound business judgment in fulfilling their fiduciary duties.

The foundation of our fairness opinion practice is analytical rigor. We combine this with wide-ranging financial expertise and informed judgment in rendering advice to our clients.

Scura Paley’s Fairness Opinion Committee is headed by Denis Kelly. Mr. Kelly has overseen more than 700 fairness opinions in his investment banking career. As a director of two NYSE-listed companies, Mr. Kelly brings a unique perspective to Scura Paley’s fairness practice.