Mergers & Acquisitions

Acquiring or merging with another company can add tremendous value to your existing business. Mergers and acquisitions can also facilitate an exit strategy.

At StoneBridge Business Partners, we've been helping our clients make smart decisions about mergers and acquisitions since the founding of our firm.

Welcome to Stonebridge Business Partners

StoneBridge Business Partners specializes in investigatory and analytical business consulting. We deliver specialty compliance auditing, fraud and forensics services, government contracting services, business valuation, merger and acquisition consulting, litigation support to institutions, government organizations, federal agencies and contractors, non-profits, and businesses, including numerous Fortune 1000 companies.

Fraud & Forensics

Financial fraud is becoming more common, and more sophisticated. The professionals of StoneBridge Business Partners have a long history of investigating and documenting fraud wherever it occurs—in relationships between franchisees and franchisors, buyers and sellers, among business partnersor employees.

Compliance Auditing

Contracts and agreements are a critical first step in a business relationship, but they are only paper; their power comes in their enforcement, which begins with auditing.

Over the years, StoneBridge Business Partners has audited almost every kind of agreement imaginable.

Business Valuation

Whether you are contemplating a merger or acquisition, estate, gift or succession plan, settling a business dispute, or updating a buy-sell agreement, business valuation is at the foundation of well-reasoned business decisions. When you have a deep understanding of the value of your business, you can move forward with confidence.

Government Contracting

Stonebridge Business Partners provides full service DCAA accounting, auditing, financial management, compliance and forensic oversight, as well as a full range of contract cost accounting and cost recovery services to both federal agencies and prime federal contractors.

Litigation Support

When a business dispute becomes a legal dispute, attorneys often require consultants who have expertise in several highly technical areas, such as forensic accounting, business valuation, internal auditing, taxation, finance, audit and accounting, as well as expertise in specific industries.

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Recent Articles & Publications

Online Dating Scams: The Price Some Will Pay for Love

by Stephanie Roberts, The Daily Record, March 2014 As online dating continues to become a more popular means to finding … Continue reading


Even after death, identity theft still a risk

by Jim Marasco, Fraud Matters, March/April 2014 It’s been estimated that 15 million people annually have their identities stolen in … Continue reading


Protecting yourself against credit/debit card fraud

by Jim Marasco, The Daily Record, February 2014 In the past few months, major U.S. retailers disclosed data breaches involving … Continue reading


Steps you can take to fight fraud in the workplace

by Stephanie Roberts, The Daily Record, January 2014 The definition of Occupational Fraud is the use of one’s occupation for personal enrichment … Continue reading


‘Tis the season for fraud

By Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE As the holiday shopping frenzy is upon us, Americans rush to the stores and … Continue reading


Use a Valuation Expert for Shareholder Buyout Transactions

by Maureen M. Rutecki, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, MBA Words on Worth, Fall 06, published by CPAmerica Shareholder buyouts occur frequently in … Continue reading


Maximize Your Business’s Value Now Before You Decide to Sell

by Kurt Litzelfelner, ASA Rochester Business Journal, May 2010 Owners of privately-held family owned businesses have a variety of options … Continue reading


Using the Public to Monitor Compliance

By Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE After 9/11, an interesting trend started occurring – public officials came to realize that … Continue reading


Using Social Media to Curtail Fraud

by Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE Fraud Matters, Winter 2013 In the last ten years, we’ve witnessed a revolution of … Continue reading


The Importance of Performing Thorough Background Evaluations

by Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE Fraud Matters, Summer 2012 It’s becoming increasingly common for organizations to require background evaluations … Continue reading


Fraud Threats Facing Today’s Businesses

by Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE Fraud Matters, Summer 2012 It’s fascinating to watch people traveling today. As you walk … Continue reading


Workers’ Compensation – The Common Misconception

by Jim Marasco, CPA, CIA, CFE Fraud Matters, Winter 2012 While discussing the impact that workers’ compensation fraud has on … Continue reading