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 auditing 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

Sept 2014 – StoneBridge to present at NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute

StoneBridge Business Partners’ Jim Marasco and Karen Webber will present at the 2014 NYS Adult Abuse Training Institute held in Albany, … Continue reading


The Allure and Danger of Affinity Fraud

by Jim Marasco, The Daily Record, August 2014 Affinity frauds usually represent investment schemes that target members of identifiable groups, … Continue reading


Protecting the Elderly: Even From Their Loved Ones

by Stephanie Wood, The Daily Record, July 2014 As the elderly population continues to grow rapidly in this country, it … Continue reading


The Often Overlooked Consequences of Hiding Income

by Jim Marasco, The Daily Record, June 2014 Most of us know someone who seems to live well beyond their … Continue reading


June 2014 – Karen Webber presents at 2014 SUNYCUAD

StoneBridge Business Partners’ Karen Webber presented at the 2014 SUNYCUAD Adirondack Summit, in Lake Placid, NY, on behalf of her … Continue reading


The Real Cost of Insurance Fraud

by Stephanie Wood, The Daily Record, May 2014 The definition of Insurance Fraud is deceiving an insurance company or agent … Continue reading


May 2014 – Gregory Simmons joins SBP

StoneBridge welcomes recent St. John Fisher MBA graduate, Greg Simmons to their staff. Before joining SBP full-time in May, Greg interned with … Continue reading


May 2014 – Jim Buffum awarded the William S. Smith Award

The Institute of Internal Auditors recently announced that Jim Buffum will receive the William S. Smith award for his outstanding … Continue reading


Email Scams get tougher to spot

by Jim Marasco, The Daily Record, April 2014 In the past, it was easy to spot fake and fraudulent emails. … Continue reading


Online Dating Scams: The Price Some Will Pay for Love

by Stephanie Wood, 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