BDO USA has appointed Scott Cacurak to the position of National Director of Transaction Advisory Services (TAS). Mr. Cacurak, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, will work with regional TAS leaders to develop strategies for the practice, while coordinating with the firm’s private equity practice and industry teams when clients are considering an acquisition or preparing for sale.
“Private Equity lives and dies by getting deal flow, and the TAS practice is close to the action with regard to transactions, so the relationship between the two areas is critical,” said Lee Duran, National Director of the Private Equity Practice of BDO USA. “Scott’s experience with transaction advisory services and within the private equity industry make him an ideal person to orchestrate our strong TAS team to serve clients.”
Mr. Cacurak is currently an assurance partner in BDO USA’s Los Angeles practice and he was a founding member of the BDO National Private Equity Industry Task Force and serves as BDO’s West Region Hedge Fund, Venture Capital and Private Equity audit practice leader. He is one of BDO’s experts on technical matters related to private investment partnerships. Prior to joining BDO in 2005, Mr. Cacurak worked in the Bay Area practices of two Big Four firms, and also served as an interim CFO role at various middle market manufacturing and technology companies.
Fred Campos, based in South Florida, and Tony Enlow, based in Dallas, have been appointed Directors in the National TAS Practice to support Mr. Cacurak and TAS regional leaders.
“Our TAS professionals are the very best in the industry and I’m eager to work with them to develop national strategies, procedures and resources that will enhance our brand in the marketplace and aggressively grow our practice,” said Mr. Cacurak. “I’m also looking forward to working with my TAS counterparts around the BDO international network to increase work on cross border transactions.”
BDO’s Transaction Advisory Services practice supports domestic and international private equity firms and strategic acquirers in evaluating financial, tax and other matters that may impact the acquisition of a target company. TAS professionals also provide sell-side due diligence to clients looking to sell all or part of their businesses. Click HERE to visit BDO’s Transaction Advisory Services website.
“BDO has been providing clients with transaction advisory services for many years and under Scott’s leadership we believe it has potential for major growth,” said Wayne Berson, CEO OF BDO USA. “The TAS practice will support transactions across the firm’s industry spectrum, and bring to bear experienced deal professionals across disciplines to support clients considering an acquisition or sale with buy-side and sell-side due diligence.”
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