Working Capital Analysis

Make sure the working capital calculations add up.

CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) can analyze working capital to help buyers and sellers in their negotiations.

What’s on your mind?

  • Avoiding surprises and stressful disagreements at or near closing
  • Systematically interpreting financial data
  • Ensuring clarity in purchase agreement language
  • Analyzing the consistency of the seller’s recordkeeping

A unique approach

Inaccurate figures can entrap both the buyer and seller, and prolong or impede a deal. Our job is to make sure the numbers add up.

Our experienced CPAs have handled numerous transactions and encountered a wide range of financial scenarios. We are skilled at rooting out erroneous or misleading numbers, so you have a transparent picture of your transaction. Armed with this analysis, you can decide whether to retract, renegotiate, or move forward with the deal.

Working capital services

  • Establish working capital targets
  • Analyze net working capital during the due diligence phase
  • Review the draft purchase agreement prior to closing
  • Calculate closing net working capital
  • Review net working capital as initially prepared by the counter party
  • Mediation or arbitration