Our Clients

Private Equity-Owned Businesses

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.

Vrakas is a proud member of the Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI). 

Vrakas brings 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
“Mike and the Vrakas team have worked hard to fully understand the uniqueness and dynamics of the business at the Pettit National Ice Center. This has been exceptionally helpful in the efficient preparation of our annual audit, plus they have been able to offer insightful counsel on how we can improve financial management and related systems, as the Center has expanded its offerings to the community and sustained its partnership with the United States Olympic Committee.” Randy Dean
Executive Director, Pettit National Ice Center - U.S. Olympic Training Site
Seventeen years ago Linda and I were introduced to Vrakas as we went about searching for a business to buy. From the first meeting, we knew that this was the firm we wanted to put our trust in for our accounting and tax needs. Seventeen year later they continue to earn and deserve that trust with their professionalism and service.Mike Katz
Molded Dimensions, President