Private Equity

The Vrakas team understands the intricacies involved with private equity ownership, including matters that may arise throughout the private equity ownership lifecycle. In addition to understanding the nuances unique to private equity ownership, we provide a sophisticated service team with industry experience in which your portfolio company operates. We bring a wealth and breadth of experience in a variety of industries, including construction, dealerships, manufacturing & distribution, professional services and real estate. We believe our service model, which includes active shareholder/manager involvement during all phases of assurance and tax engagements, allows us to effectively partner with you in identifying financial reporting and tax risks associated with your portfolio company.

Our extensive knowledge and experience in working with emerging to established companies, as well as our core focus on for-profit, middle-market companies, allows us to offer constructive feedback concerning any potential risks facing your portfolio company, as well as appropriate controls to mitigate the risks. Our assurance group has placed an increased emphasis on communication of internal control related issues in connection with audit engagements, as these issues should be of the utmost importance to those charged with governance of private equity owned companies. Our tax group works with you throughout the ownership life cycle to minimize tax implications, including implementing the proper entity structure, as well as sale structure. Simply put, our goal is to assist you with maximizing the potential of your investment, and how to best prepare it for an eventual smooth and successful exit. Our advisory services include:

  • Due diligence
    • Financial
    • Operations
    • Tax
  • Financial modeling, including forecasts and projections
  • Business valuation services
  • Quality of earnings assessments
  • Analyzing deal structure
    • Formation
    • Management incentives
    • Investor incentives
  • Allocation of purchase price
  • Assurance
  • Tax compliance & consulting
    • Entity structure
    • Cost segregation studies
    • Research & development
    • IC DISC

Client Testimonial

I have had the pleasure of working with Jim Holmes and John Staehler for over 10 years and have been very satisfied with both the tax and audit services that they and the Vrakas team have provided. Vrakas has always been highly professional, knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. When I first acquired the company, Vrakas conducted a cost segregation study which resulted in certain assets being made eligible for accelerated depreciation, which boosted our cash flow in the first few years, when it was most needed. They have been a good strategic partner. Steve Martin
VPI Corporation