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A partner with Plante Moran, Matt specializes in leading financial due diligence engagements for proposed acquisitions by private equity funds and their portfolio companies, real estate investment trusts, and middle-market companies strategically expanding their businesses.

Matt analyzes the quality of earnings and the assets and liabilities to be acquired to confirm that the seller’s representations are accurate and to identify the potential risks and opportunities in a transaction. In addition, he assesses the future earnings and cash flow to determine if the historical earnings are sustainable post-closing. Matt has supported these services within the following industry groups: distribution, education, retail, plastics, manufacturing/automotive, construction and real estate, and software.

He has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Northern Michigan University.

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Mitigate transaction risk with financial due diligence
If you’re considering acquiring another business, be sure to perform thorough financial and tax due diligence. If there are “skeletons in the closet,” you want to know prior to an acquisition.
Matthew Petrucci
Article October 26, 2016 3 min read
Four key points in M&A transaction fraud
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Article September 02, 2014 1 min read