United States

McGladrey Named Accounting Due Diligence Firm of the Year at ACG New York Champions Awards


NEW YORK, NY – RSM McGladrey, a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, was recently named the “2011 Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year” at the inaugural Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) New York Champion’s Awards gala. RSM McGladrey was also recognized in the “Middle-Market Deal of the Year: Between $25 million and $100 million” and “Consumer and Retail Products Deal of the Year” award categories.

In the past year, the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice provided buy-side, sell-side, tax and IT due diligence, tax structuring, merger integration, working capital assistance and other transaction-related services on more than 270 domestic and international transactions.

“Our approach is to provide outstanding client service at the right value,” said Milton Marcotte, national managing director – Transaction Advisory Services for RSM McGladrey. “Our clients are increasingly regarding us as a strategic partner who influences the overall deal economics. This recognition is further validation that we are building a strong reputation for providing value beyond a thorough analysis of the numbers.”

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

“We recognize the importance of developing strategic relationships with our clients to help them be successful at every point in the private equity fund life cycle,” said Don Lipari, national executive director - Private Equity Services for RSM McGladrey. “In a continually evolving M&A market, this starts with a deep understanding of their needs. Being recognized for these awards acknowledges that we are contributing to the continued growth of our more than 1,000 private equity and strategic buyer clients.”

The ACG New York Champion’s Awards recognize outstanding achievements in the middle-market M&A industry in the New York area. An independent body of experts, who represent a cross-section of the middle-market industry, judged the finalists’ deals, deal makers and firms. The M&A Advisor and ACG New York revealed the winners at a sold-out gala dinner at Sotheby’s New York.

About the M&A Advisor
Since 1998, The M&A Advisor has been the preeminent organization facilitating connections and recognizing achievement in the top performers of the M&A, turnaround and financing industries through its leading Awards, Summits, M&A ALERTS™ newsletters, M&A LINKS ™ social network, M&A MARKET INTEL™ research and publishing service and M&A CONNECTS™ business development services. For more information, please visit www.maadvisor.com.

About ACG New York
ACG New York is the premier association in New York City, representing 900 middle market dealmaking professionals: private capital providers (both equity and debt), M&A advisors, corporate executives, accountants, attorneys and other related service providers. ACG New York annually hosts more than 50 events in New York City, Westchester and Long Island attended by over 7,000 professionals annually. For more information, please visit www.acgnyc.org.

About RSM 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 more than 80 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



Telephone 800.274.3978