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Cherry Bekaert Expands Transaction Advisory Practice

August 1, 2022

Cherry Bekaert is continuing to expand the expertise and industry specialization of our Transaction Advisory practice to provide valuable insights into due diligence and to unlock M&A value realization opportunities. We are pleased to welcome Ricky White as a Director in the Deal Advisory practice, who specializes in due diligence involving government contractors, and Dustan Lane, a Manager in the Valuation Services practice specializing in commercial real estate appraisals for public and private enterprises.

With over 20 years of due diligence, finance and accounting advisory experience, Ricky has advised on more than 100+ middle-market deals. Ricky has deep government contracting industry experience, including 13 previous years in the audit department of an international accounting firm. Over the last decade, he has focused extensively on M&A services.

“It’s very exciting to have Ricky join our team. The Firm will certainly benefit from his years of experience advising on M&A transactions and, in particular, his work in the government contracting space, as we continue to expand our services in that area,” said Jeff Bengtson, Partner and Deal Advisory Practice Leader.

Dustan Lane is a designated Member of the Appraisal Institute (MAI) with over 20 years of commercial real estate valuation experience. His valuation and advisory experience extend across a vast inventory, including single and multi-tenant retail, office and industrial properties, multi-family, mixed-use projects, self-storage, hospitality, land and rural properties, as well as many special purpose properties.

“Dustan will be a great addition to the Valuation team. We will rely on his many years of experience and knowledge as we continue to bring best-in-class real estate valuation services to current and prospective clients,” said Gus Perez Principal and Leader of the Firm’s Valuation Practice.