McGladrey named accounting firm of the year

RSM McGladrey, a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, was recently named by M&A Advisor as the “2010 Accounting/Due Diligence Firm of the Year.”

In the past year, RSM McGladrey’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 250 domestic and international transactions. The practice continues to experience tremendous growth and has nearly eight times more clients than just three years ago. This growth is attributed to the value and quality provided by the transaction services group.

“We recognize that responsiveness and quality service are of utmost importance to our clients,” said Milton Marcotte, national managing director – Transaction Advisory Services for RSM McGladrey. “Our approach to buy- and sell-side due diligence provides value to our clients beyond a thorough analysis of the numbers-we help to impact the overall deal economics for our clients. This award acknowledges our progress toward becoming the leader in middle-market transaction services.”

The middle-market continues to be the biggest 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 the common issues related to them. Private equity firms investing in the middle-market turn to RSM McGladrey because of this deep expertise and industry knowledge 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 Joe Kinslow, director of transaction services at RSM McGladrey. “Being recognized for this prestigious award is an honor, and further validation that we are contributing to the success of our clients here and across the nation.”

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

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