ARB is active in the Manufacturing Advisory Services Community in New England.
How We Do It
Today’s business environment offers both opportunities and threats for manufacturers and distributors, so working with advisors who can provide savvy solutions that minimize risk and maximize your profits is more important than ever. In addition, recent changes in tax law can benefit many manufacturers and distributors.
There is a fervor of M&A activity in the manufacturing and distribution space with many owners retiring or planning to retire through both internal transactions with key employees or generational transfers, and acquisitions by strategic buyers. We help craft an exit strategy based on the needs of the owner and to maintain the longevity of the company.
How We're Helping Our Manufacturing Advisory Services Clients
Business Acquisition: We help with business acquisitions from beginning to end including due diligence and potential barriers, providing an analysis of the companies and the seller’s assets, deal structure, tax planning and entity structure, integration planning and accounting department structure, and recording the transaction for both accounting and tax.
Opportunity Tax Credits: The Opportunity Tax Credit rules changed in April 2019. We’re helping with cost/benefit analysis of any manufacturing or distribution companies that are considering expanding or moving your facility as to whether an Opportunity Zone might be the right choice for them.
R&D Tax Credits: R&D studies provide positive ROI nearly every time. We support clients through the R&D study process and then apply the resulting information to the tax planning.
Manufacturing Advisory Services Team Leaders
Holly D. Ferguson, CPA | ARB Principal
As the Practice Leader of ARB’s Manufacturing Advisory Services Group, Holly keeps manufacturers on the leading edge of industry developments, tax issues, and best practices. She provides specialized accounting, taxation, and consulting resources, while remaining in compliance with regulatory requirements and addressing operational needs. Holly is a former Manufacturers Association of Maine board member.