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McGladrey Named Finalist in 9th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Firm listed as finalist for Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year


NEW YORK, NY – RSM McGladrey, a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, was recently named by M&A Advisor as one of three finalists for recognition as the “2010 Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year.”

In the past year, the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice provided buy-side, sell-side, tax and IT due diligence, and other transaction-related services on more than 250 transactions. The practice continues to experience tremendous growth, and currently has nearly eight times more clients than just three years ago. This growth is attributed to the value provided by the transaction-related services.

Private equity firms benefit from RSM McGladrey’s one-point-of-contact service model and expert teams that operate as strategic partners, uncovering potential issues early in the diligence process and helping to resolve them in a timely manner.

“We recognize that speed and no surprises are of utmost importance to our clients,” said Don Lipari, national executive director - Private Equity Services for RSM McGladrey. “Our approach to buy-side and sell-side due diligence emphasizes responsiveness and drives appropriate purchase price and optimal exit price.”

The middle-market continues to be the biggest area of investment by private equity firms of all sizes, and RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen have been providing assurance, tax and consulting services to this market for more than 80 years combined. RSM McGladrey’s expertise in privately-held, first-time sold companies offers a unique perspective on how these companies operate and the common issues related to them. Private equity firms investing in the middle-market turn to RSM McGladrey because of this deep expertise and an industry specialization that aligns with many firms’ portfolios.

“We understand the needs of our nearly 750 private equity and strategic buyer clients at every point in the transaction life cycle,” said Lipari. “Being recognized as a finalist for this prestigious award is an honor, and further validation that we are contributing to the success of our clients across the nation.”

The M&A Advisor Awards honor excellence in deal-making. This year, there are 234 finalists in 47 categories. An independent body of industry experts will judge the awards, and winners will be announced at the 9th Annual M&A Awards Gala and Summit at the New York Athletic Club in New York City on December 14, 2010.

The Summit is expected to draw more than 400 leading M&A dealmakers, deal team members and key service providers from across the nation. Industry stalwarts Wilbur L. Ross, Robert “Steve” Miller, John K. Castle, John Borer, Charles W. Downer, Marshall Sonenshine and John “Jack” Butler will be keynote speakers, and will participate in interactive forums.

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About McGladrey
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms. For more information, visit the McGladrey website at www.mcgladrey.com, join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.


Terri Andrews
Director, National Public Relations



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