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Sylvie Gadant, CPA

Partner

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.
 
Affiliations
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.

News

Jul 15, 2014

Partner Sylvie Gadant mentioned in Crains New York Business, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Accounting Today. more

Mar 02, 2015

Partner Sylvie Gadant shares some to-do tips in an Inc. Magazine article on selling a business. more

Mar 05, 2015

Partner Sylvie Gadant is quoted in Crain’s New York Business in an article entitled “Waiting to Sell Brings Rewards for These Businesses.” more

Jun 19, 2015

Citrin Cooperman won the CPA Firm of the Year award at the 5th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Awards in NYC more

Jun 29, 2015

Citrin Cooperman named CPA Firm of the Year by ACG New York more

Jan 03, 2016

Partner Sylvie Gadant is quoted in Forbes on Three Mistakes to Avoid When Prepping Your Business For Sale more

Feb 16, 2016

Congratulations to Partner Sylvie Gadant for being shortlisted for the 2016 M&A Awards! more

Aug 26, 2016

Citrin Cooperman Named as Finalist for M&A Advisor Awards more

May 30, 2017

LWE Honors Sylvie Gadant as a Top 25 Intrapreneur more


Events

Apr 20, 2017

iGlobal Forum 5th Independent Sponsor Summit more

Jan 19, 2017

Women of Leadership more

Oct 04, 2016

Kayo Women's Private Equity Conference more

May 24, 2016

What Transactional Professionals Need to Know About Financial Statements more

Apr 19, 2016

iGlobal Forum 3rd Annual Independent Sponsors Summit more

Jun 25, 2015

Who Is The Right Private Equity Partner For Your Business? more