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Crowe Horwath LLP Positioned as the Leading Transaction Advisory Services Middle Market Advisor

January 27, 2015 (CHICAGO) – Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the U.S., was named an “advancing” firm in The Kennedy Vanguardof Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) Providers report, achieving the highest first quadrant ranking of advancing firms. According to the report, “Advancing practices are strengthening capabilities through investment, brand credibility, establishing thought leadership and service eminence, and achieving strong financial performance.”

Source:Transaction Advisory Services; Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory estimates

“This report shows that Crowe has the best combined breadth and depth of TAS capabilities of all firms outside of the Big Four, which tends to focus on a different segment of the deal market. Crowe’s focus has been to become the clear leader in supporting companies with their mid-market transactions,” said Marc Shaffer, managing partner of Crowe Financial Advisory Services. “We continue to expand our knowledge and capability levels in this area, while providing exceptional client experience to our large client base.”

The report specifically named two Crowe strengths:

  • M&A playbook support – “The firm identifies and prepares the value drivers for a client prior to an actual transaction and develops a game plan entailing a future organizational structure to put into play following an M&A. This supports the client’s M&A strategy preparedness.”
  • Financial modeling and forecasting – “Crowe Horwath creates custom turnkey models both for one-off transaction projects and as part of a larger M&A playbook project. The models analyze cash flow, EBITDA, and other important financial metrics, given certain synergy inputs.”

With a strong focus on the middle market, Crowe offers fully integrated transaction support services including:

  • Deal structuring
  • Due diligence
  • Valuation
  • Integration planning and execution
  • Deal optimization
  • Internal capability development

For more information on Crowe Horwath transaction advisory services and M&A best practices, visit

About Crowe Horwath LLP 
Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast with more than 3,000 personnel. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

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