CHICAGO — Oct. 2, 2019 — Sikich announced Wednesday that Cheryl Aschenbrener and Timm Bellazzini will lead the professional services firm’s national transaction advisory services team, which supports buyers and sellers of businesses during mergers and acquisitions. The pair brings deep expertise to an established set of capabilities – including buy-side and sell-side advisory and diligence, deal and tax structuring, technology and security assessments, and valuation services – that help business owners, private equity firms, strategic buyers and family offices minimize transaction risk from pre-close to post-close.
“Transactions can be risky and complex,” said Cheryl Aschenbrener, Sikich partner and national co-leader of the firm’s transaction advisory services team. “To protect their investments, buyers need to perform comprehensive due diligence on their acquisition targets, while sellers must maximize their value. We have put our strong business advisory experience to work for many years helping buyers and sellers enhance their deal activities, boost returns and eliminate surprises from their transactions. Timm and I will build on this solid foundation.”
Sikich draws on decades of deal experience and a unique mix of services to support the full transaction lifecycle, from investment to operations to divestment. Sikich deploys services spanning accounting, tax, audit, cybersecurity, public relations, marketing and digital transformation to help clients successfully execute transactions and optimize the performance of their investments.
“Buyers of businesses must review the financial health of their acquisition targets as well as the companies’ technology infrastructures, cybersecurity protocols, and workforces,” said Timm Bellazzini, Sikich partner and national co-leader of the firm’s transaction advisory services team. “On the sell-side, business owners must take steps to increase the value of their companies. Sikich is uniquely positioned to help clients effectively navigate transactions.”
The Sikich transaction advisory services teams is comprised of professionals from across the Sikich footprint and draws on decades of experience to deliver a comprehensive set of services.
Sikich LLP is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With more than 850 employees, Sikich draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies and ranks as one of the largest CPA firms in the United States. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services* and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.
*Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Sikich Financial, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.