Frank Pina

Due Diligence Benefits & Concerns: Buy-Side vs. Sell-Side

Buying or selling a business is no easy task. One of the most critical steps in that process is performing adequate due diligence, no matter what side of the transaction you are on. Due diligence is an evaluation process that typically spans a wide range of areas including financial, legal, operational, IT and marketing matters. …

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: M&A Series Pt. 3: Maximizing the Value of Your Business Through the Sales Process

Lee Boss, Managing Director of Mercadien, Valentina Midura, Senior Managing Director of BDO Capital Advisors, Kevin Hoyle, CEO of B2B Gateway & Nicholas San Filippo IV, Partner of Lowenstein Sandler LLP presented a webinar, M&A Series Pt. 3: Maximizing the Value of Your Business Through the Sales Process on Tuesday, November 2nd along with moderator Frank…

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Why a Forensic Accountant Should Be a Part of Your M&A Due Diligence Team

Acquiring an accretive business is one way business owners can grow their companies and expand their wallet share. A focused M&A strategy can enable a profitable company to achieve explosive growth and enter new geographic markets/customer segments more expeditiously in today’s global environment. However, developing and implementing a merger or acquisition strategy is often a…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: M&A Series Pt. 2: Strategic Liquidity Alternatives

Lee Boss, Managing Director of Mercadien, Valentina Midura, Senior Managing Director of BDO Capital Advisors & Gary Halpern, Former Owner & President of Neutronics presented a webinar, M&A Series Pt. 2: Strategic Liquidity Alternatives on Tuesday, May 18th along with moderator Frank Pina, Managing Director of Mercadien. The webinar was the second installment of a 4-part…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021

Lee Boss, Managing Director of Mercadien, Valentina Midura, Senior Managing Director of BDO Capital Advisors & Rachel Stark, Shareholder of Stark & Stark presented a webinar, A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021 on Friday, March 26th along with moderator Frank Pina, Managing Director of Mercadien. The webinar was the first installment…

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Wrongful Termination in the Midst of Economic Uncertainty

Wrongful termination litigation tends to increase during economic uncertainty, following company-wide layoffs and reductions in work force. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Forensic accountants are often retained to provide economic damages assessments related to claims involving allegations of wrongful termination. Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group has substantial experience evaluating these claims, which…

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SBA Streamlines PPP Forgiveness for Loans ≤ $50,000

On October 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a streamlined two-page application (i.e., Form 3508S) focused specifically on small Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers who borrowed less than $50,000.  Although eligible loans account for only 9% of overall PPP loan dollars, they amount to approximately two-thirds of all PPP loans funded. The instructions to…

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SBA Issues Procedural Notice for PPP Lender Forgiveness Reviews & Submissions

On July 23rd, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the following Procedural Notice regarding the process which lenders must follow in their review of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness application and how they will interface with the SBA to request reimbursement for loans that they approve for forgiveness. View the Procedural Notice here –…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Are You Ready to Submit Your PPP Forgiveness Application?

Frank Pina, CPA, Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, Kyle Neeld, CPA, Managing Directors & Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA, Manager, presented a webinar Are You Ready to Submit Your PPP Forgiveness Application? on Wednesday, July 29th. During the webinar, they went over: Key points of the PPPFA Modifications to provisions related to PPP loan forgiveness, including: Extended covered period…

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Frank Pina Featured Guest on RVN TV’s Behind the Numbers

Frank Pina, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, Managing Director with Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group, was a featured guest on RVN TV’s Behind the Numbers with host Dave Bookbinder. The two discussed how organizations can identify fraud & what to do once fraud is detected. To view the full interview click here. For more information…

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