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Steve Stang Joins Cherry Bekaert

December 9, 2019

Firm’s Transaction Advisory Practice Continues Expansion with Addition of Healthcare Leadership

Growth-focused and nationally acclaimed public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) is proud to welcome Steve Stang, CPA, as a Partner and National Leader of the Firm’s Healthcare Transaction Advisory Services group.

Based in the Firm’s Charlotte practice, Steve brings more than 25 years of transaction advisory experience to his healthcare clients. He has worked on more than 100 middle-market healthcare transactions advising on financial due diligence; mergers and acquisitions; strategic financial planning; and quality of earnings engagements. Steve’s industry expertise includes deals for private equity groups, venture capital funds, investment bankers, healthcare REITs, and a diverse group of healthcare providers ranging from $1 million to $400 million in transaction value. He has extensive experience creating financial projections and models, conducting financial feasibility studies and assessing target companies’ financial performance.

Jeffrey Bengtson, Cherry Bekaert’s National Leader of Transaction Advisory Services notes, “Healthcare transactions come with very specific needs, regulations and processes. Steve has a great deal of experience navigating the unique aspects of these deals, which will benefit our clients seeking guidance before, during and after a healthcare transaction.”

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Steve served as the national leader of the healthcare transaction practice for an international CPA and consulting firm. He also held other leadership roles, including the firm’s national health care assurance leader and the national hospitals and health systems practice leader.

Also joining the Firm’s Healthcare Transaction Advisory Services practice is Andrew Blackburn, CPA.

As a manager, Andrew brings more than five years of transaction experience to his healthcare clients. He has worked extensively in the areas of financial due diligence; mergers and acquisitions advisory; and quality of earnings engagements in the middle market healthcare sector.

Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Andrew was a manager in the healthcare transaction practice for a Top 10 national CPA and consulting firm.