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Trends in M&A of CPA Firms: Including the Impact of COVID-19

TRENDS IN M&A OF CPA FIRMS: INCLUDING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19

Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateNovember 10, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

This webinar is for any partner of a firm considering a merger or acquisition, whether they are the buyer, seller, merger or mergee. In this webinar, you can learn how COVID-19 has impacted CPA firms, firm M&A, firm valuations, and trends in workplace cultures. 

Learning Objectives:


  • Determine if it is a buyer or sellers marketplace

  • Identify trends in firm cultures

  • Determine how niche mergers can be structured

  • Determine the role of mandatory retirement

  • Identify the diminishing importance of equity in large firms

  • Identify how firms are buying out partners

PLEASE NOTE: ARCHIVED WEBINARS DO NOT QUALIFY FOR CPE
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Joel Sinkin is the President of Transition Advisors, LLC, a firm that exclusively consults on Mergers & Acquisitions for Public Accounting Firms. Mr. Sinkin is an expert in practice evaluation, succession planning, and transaction structure. He has personally overseen hundreds of transaction closings of accounting firms since 1990 and has worked with firms of all sizes, from sole proprietors to large regional and international firms. He consults on internal and external succession planning and provides complete transaction support, including valuations, alternative deal structures, documentation, due diligence, and transitional issues regarding partners, staff, and clients.

Transition Advisors is dedicated to working exclusively with accounting firms nationwide to:

  • Develop and execute strategies to expand through mergers and acquisitions
  • Identify objectives and create unique methods to facilitate retirement and other transition of owners
  • Build business plans and owner agreements to facilitate and manage internal succession


Joel teaches CPE courses and lectures for the AICPA, many State Societies of CPAs, National Accounting Organizations, and many other professional organizations. Mr. Sinkin is frequently quoted in trade magazines and has had dozens of articles authored by him or about him published in The Journal of Accountancy, Accounting Today, CCH, The CPA Journal, Insight, The Practicing CPA, The Practical Accountant, Inside Public Accounting, CPA Practice Management Forum, many state societies magazines, Best Practices in People Management and many more. Joel co-authored BUYING AND MERGING CPA FIRMS published by PPC.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Accounting Today named Mr. Sinkin, one of the top 100 most influential people in accounting.

About Our Presenter

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Transition Advisors helps you go through the process of change and solves problems before they come up. The vast experience of our principals, regional advisors and professional staff will be invaluable to you and your partners in moving your practice to the next level. To be clear - we are not brokers. We are professional consultants and advisors with years of experience who stay with you throughout the entire process of transition... hence Transition Advisors! You will also have access to our Additional Services to support your transition. These include but are not limited to valuations, succession plans, mergers, introductions, deal structure options, assistance with negotiations, acquisition and planning assistance, drafting contracts, due diligence support, partner retreats and transition strategies to retain the clients and staff. We are consistently successful in identifying firms in your area that are interested in some type of affiliation including a long or short term succession plan, outright sale, upstream merger, seeking to grow through a merger or acquisition, or a staged transition or mergers of firms with younger partners, and, or niches, who can strengthen your internal succession team and firm. We also identify firms not in your area who want to be! We are consultants who can provide transition strategies when you are ready to take the next step in growing your firm, interested in moving to the next level, or slowly taking more time off to enjoy life, or many other avenues of change to meet your life style and work style. We hope you will view the other pages on our website, Buyers, Sellers, Internal Succession, or Mergers, which have a great deal of practical information, as well as our FREE Reports and Case Studies about the changing accounting practice profession. With Transition Advisors you get timely, accurate and helpful assistance from the beginning of the deal, throughout the negotiations until the very end of the process. We encourage you to call upon us and request a visit with one of our regional directors to discuss what could be one of the most important decisions of your business and personal life. Highest References available.