(North Fulton Business Radio, Episode 458)
Jeff Hawkins, Transaction Advisory Partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, joined host John Ray to discuss the environment for selling middle market businesses and the mergers & acquisitions environment generally. . Jeff covered the pandemic’s effect on M&A activity in the last two years, including the wave of sales at year end 2021. He discussed the due diligence process a seller will encounter, a Quality of Earnings Report, the role of audited financials, and much more.
Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) is a Top 25 nationally ranked accounting and advisory firm driven by relationships to cultivate growth.
From traditional accounting services to leading-edge business support, technology resources, and assurance offerings, CRI’s breadth and depth of expertise take you from compliance to competitive advantage.
Today, after 25 years of consistent growth since our formation, Carr, Riggs & Ingram is among the Top 25 firms nationally with no plans of slowing anytime soon. Despite this growth and the technological and automation disruption of the accounting industry, they still pride themselves on delivering actionable insights and solutions based on their founding principles of tailored client service, respect for all, and unyielding integrity.
Jeff provides attest services for middle to lower-middle market, privately held companies. He also leads the Transaction Advisory Services team (TAS) in CRI’s Atlanta office for quality of earnings, target working capital, and other due diligence projects. He works closely with dealerships and provides consumer and business services.
Jeff’s clients enjoy working with him because of his experience working with businesses in varying industries and his willingness to stay involved in every engagement.
Questions and Topics in this Interview:
- The current state of the M&A world
- Why was 2021 so busy
- Impacts of labor constraints on professionals in M&A
- Current trends in M&A
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