McGuire Sponsel is a trusted, relationship-focused partner to leading private equity firms. Thinking dynamically and with technical expertise, our team provides proactive service creating organizational value through state and local credits and incentives for firm portfolio companies and acquisition targets. By identifying and optimizing location specific incentive packages, our team helps you maximize EBITDA across your portfolio.

Credits & Incentives

To attract and retain growing businesses, state and local governments often provide valuable economic incentives including tax abatements, payroll tax credits, infrastructure grants, low- or no-interest loans, training grants, tax increment financing, and more.

State and local incentives provide many opportunities for private equity firms to increase cash flow and value of portfolio companies.

Our Process

McGuire Sponsel brings expertise in the areas of consulting, compliance, and site selection with an innovative approach and technical background that sets us apart from other groups offering credits and incentive services.

We listen to clients, assesses opportunities, and finds how client plans intersect with state and local incentive offerings. The team leverages its diverse professional expertise and experience managing economic development from the local, state, and client sides.


Whether you are exploring new portfolio expansions or are ready to move on an existing deal, our team has the expertise, knowledge, and speed to make your goals a reality.

  • Pre-Acquisition Services
  • Post-Acquisition Services


  • Evaluating the target companies’ existing state and local incentives to determine carry-over applicability, requirements, and associated risks
  • Determining if transactions will create opportunities for new credits and incentives on both the local level and the state level


  • Net tax and cost and gap analysis
  • Incentive analysis facility consolidation/relocation
  • Workforce expansion/relocation
  • Negotiating credits and incentives
  • Compliance, internal, and external reporting
  • State and local government relations

Partnership Approach

Our approach and partnership with private equity firms is a long-term partnership. We work to not only understand your business goals but also to identify each facet of your business. Through our experience, the only way to provide outstanding service and maximize value is to possess an operational and functional understanding of your business.

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McGuire Sponsel has strong experience both evaluating opportunities on an individual company basis or implementing a comprehensive strategy to ensure all firm clients are maximizing incentive opportunities. Firms with a proactive tax credit strategy will deliver significantly more value for your clients than those with a reactive approach.

McGuire Sponsel’s Credits and Incentives team brings knowledge of state and local incentives to achieve maximum value for private equity firms. If you have clients considering growth, please contact us.


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