Sylvie Gadant is a partner with the firm’s Private Equity Group and is the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice leader. She coordinates and leads buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements for private equity firms, independent sponsors, family offices, and strategic buyers.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Sylvie was the principal-in-charge of the TAS practice at a top-20 national accounting firm, where she also spent more than 10 years with its audit and advisory practices. Previously, she served middle-market private companies across several industries for another public accounting firm.
Sylvie has advised clients on over 250 transactions valued between $5 million and $300 million, including platform investments, add-on acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, carve-outs, and minority investments.
Her areas of expertise include analyzing an acquisition target’s quality of earnings, understanding key performance indicators, assessing working capital requirements, and identifying key deal issues and risk areas. She also provides her clients with guidance on accounting for mergers and acquisitions, and works with legal counsel on the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, focusing on purchase price adjustment mechanisms, and financial statement representations.
Presentations and Publications
Sylvie is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator for various industry forums including the Kayo Private Equity Conference, the iGlobal Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), the Women’s Private Equity Summit, and the American Woman’s Society of CPAs.
Sylvie is a recipient of the 2013 M&A Advisor “40 Under 40” award. She is an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and has served as a judge for several M&A Awards since 2014. Sylvie is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Education & Licenses
A French native, Sylvie earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business in Bordeaux, France. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey.