As a former CPA who audited companies for a major accounting firm, Greg Hidalgo has a business mindset that informs every aspect of his legal work. He advises public and private clients on the buying and selling of businesses, as well as on joint ventures and corporate governance issues. In every transaction he handles, he uses his financial experience to ensure that the economics of the deal work in his client's favor.
Whether advising on acquisitions, equity financings that fund growth strategies or divestitures that provide liquidity, Greg focuses on minimizing the risks his clients face both before and after closing. For purchasers, he ensures that they don't unknowingly pay more than the agreed price, and that they are protected from costs arising from the seller's prior acts. For sellers, he ensures that the purchase price is protected at closing and beyond, giving them freedom to use their hard-earned liquidity. Greg also builds exit strategies into his deals, so that his clients have a ready solution in case their investments ever stop achieving their objectives in the future.
Greg's clients include public companies, private equity-owned companies and family-owned businesses. His work has touched many sectors, including consumer products, energy, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, restaurant, retail and technology. On top of his merger and acquisition (M&A) and equity financing work, he often helps companies in these industries establish joint ventures, and assists them with ongoing questions about good corporate governance.In all his work, Greg stays tightly focused on his client's needs – a fact that comes out in ways large and small. He makes it a point to return communications quickly, ensuring clients have his counsel when they need it.
A skilled negotiator, he also spends time educating clients on how to realize their objectives at the negotiating table. In many cases, he advises clients on how to make strategic compromises that get them what they truly need from a deal. He recognizes that there are many ways to the finish line, and that flexibility allows him to find creative ways to remove negotiation bottlenecks.