Private Companies

Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Names Three New Partners

Princeton, NJ & Philadelphia, PA – The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team.  Ms. Bjondina Karpuzi, CPA, PSA, a member of the Private Company and Advisory Services Groups, was promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs (the official titles of…

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What Do You Need to Know About the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act?

The Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act is proposed legislation aimed at reforming the tax laws that cover charitable donations made by Private Foundations (PFs) and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The Act is supported by a bipartisan organization called The Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving, or IACG. One aim of the proposed legislation is to restructure…

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Why You Need a Forensic Accountant in Your White-Collar Crime & Corporate Fraud Cases

It’s easier and less expensive to prevent corporate fraud and white-collar crime than to recover from it, or defend against it, after the fact. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) 2020 Report to the Nations, organizations lose an average of five percent of their annual revenue to fraud each year. So, although…

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Benefits of an Outsourced or Fractional CFO

Many emerging growth and middle-market companies stand to benefit from the expertise of an experienced financial and accounting professional but are hesitant to carry the cost of a full-time CFO or just struggle to fill that position.  Often, these organizations employ a bookkeeper and accounting personnel but lack a fully functional accounting department capable of…

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Economic Update: What Could Go Right?

The first quarter of 2022 was a reminder that there are times, though rare, when both the bond market (the “safe stuff”) and stock market can go down at the same time, as they grapple with the same host of emerging economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Heightened uncertainty creates challenging times for financial markets, a dynamic…

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Webinar Replay: Surviving to Thriving: Employer Considerations in a Changing Employment Market

Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services & Private Company Services Groups hosted a complimentary webinar “Surviving to Thriving: Employer Considerations in a Changing Employment Market”.   Presenters, Christina M. Reger, Esq., Founding Partner, Law Offices of Christina M. Reger & Kate Cione, Vice President of Strategy, The O’Connor Group provided insight on the most common challenges in the employment…

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How Does Corporate Culture Mitigate the Risk of Fraud?

In August of 2021, an Economic News Release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 4.3 million American workers had quit their jobs, a number that increased by 242,000 since “The Great Resignation” in April of this year. Experts have credited working conditions, new opportunities to work from home, and toxic corporate culture…

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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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Writing A Successful Business Profit Plan

Now more than ever, clients are reaching out to us for advice on how to create successful business plans that will consistently drive profits. Many thriving businesses begin with someone’s great idea for a product or service. While that first inspiration is critical to any successful company, it is also advisable to have a solid…

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