By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
McGladrey LLP, the leading U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, recently welcomed Rich Albano and Vipul Barbhaya as directors in the Transaction Advisory Services practice. In their new roles, Albano and Barbhaya will provide financial due diligence services to private equity investors and corporate acquirers, with Barbhaya specializing in sell-side due diligence.
Based in the firm’s New York office, Albano has more than 13 years of accounting and finance experience. For the past eight years, he has been with a Big Four accounting firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice, most recently as a senior manager. Albano advises clients on key financial analysis, valuation and transaction issues including quality and sustainability of earnings, working capital, off-balance sheet exposure, realization of synergies, projections and divestiture exit readiness.
“I’m happy to be back at McGladrey,” said Barbhaya. “I’m passionate about serving the middle market, and knowing how aligned and committed McGladrey is to serving the middle market across all industries, I know this is a great fit and an exciting opportunity. As the volume of businesses being sold is expected to increase over the next one to two years, I am well-prepared to assist sellers in preparing their companies for sale.”