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Porte Brown LLC is a full service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

In addition to the traditional accounting services, such as tax planning and preparation, audit, business valuations, and retirement plan administration, Porte Brown also provides strategic consulting and leading-edge technology implementation for clients in cloud and non-cloud environments.


Jeff Smiejek  847-956-1040 - jsmiejek@portebrown.com

At KRD, our success can only be measured by our clients’ successes. KRD has been providing sound financial advice to clients for three decades. Today, we’re a rapidly growing accounting and business advisory services firm—large enough to handle your most complex challenges yet small enough to offer you the personalized service you deserve.


Robert Eisenstadt 847-278-4422 - reisenstadt@krdcpas.com

First and foremost it’s over 200 deals closed which exceeds the success rate of virtually all of our peers in the middle market here in the Midwest. Our team includes highly seasoned professionals with the critical experience gained from years in the trenches solving problems and getting deals done.

We combine dealmaking skills and industry knowledge with the creative finance and tax experience of our CPA’s to make sure the deal is right from the start. Our founder, Eric Lundstrom, has read more balance sheets, income statements, purchase agreements and contracts than most and can quickly identify issues that can make or break a deal.

Each project is run by a Managing Director that understands the client’s industry and how to uncover the hidden intangible value of the business.


Eric Lundstrum 630-795-1495 ext 204 - elundstrom@fcateam.com


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Quandt Berndt & Company, LLC (QBCo) is a full-service accounting and consulting firm serving clients nationwide from the Metro-Milwaukee area. Our experienced team provides finance, accounting, and tax support for private equity/debt sponsored companies and their owners; private and family-held businesses; and high net worth individuals and family offices.  QBCo places an emphasis on building lasting relationships and delivering service plans to help you focus on what you do best, strategies to position you for growth and success, and solutions to meet your goals. 


Craig Heim 414-369-6301 - craig.heim@qbcompany.com

Vrakas CPAs + Advisors is a certified public accounting and business advisory services firm. With over 70 professionals, our experience, size and resources enable us to provide services in a variety of areas including, assurance, tax, business consulting, transaction advisory and valuations. We specialize in serving privately-held businesses, including extensive experience working with private equity and ESOP owned businesses, across various industries including, construction, dealerships, manufacturing, distribution/wholesale, professional services, real estate and retail. Furthermore, our transaction advisory team has experience working on a wide range of transaction advisory service projects.  Our role in any potential transaction typically focuses on the financial and tax aspects of the transaction and related target business, including leading buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence projects, negotiating positions and structuring deals.


Chuck Pavlik 262-797-0400 - cpavlik@vrakascpas.com


Ed Krajcir 262-901-0086 - ekrajcir@sunbeltnetwork.com

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