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Sep 22, 2022

Terrence Putney, CPA, managing director with Whitman Transition Advisors, is among the top advisers on accounting firm mergers nationwide. Over his 44-year career, Putney has been involved with hundreds of accounting firm M&A deals and also co-written more than 20 articles on succession-related issues for the Journal of Accountancy.

In this episode of Small Firm Philosophy, Putney addresses succession and related M&A issues including: 

  • Three trends besides succession that are driving accounting firm M&A
  • Is the current firm M&A market favoring buyers or sellers?
  • What small firm partners should be doing today so they can retire in a few years.
  • What a two-stage deal is and why it’s well suited for solo practitioners and small firms.

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