CPA Services for Acquisition

Get the financial guidance you need to acquire and run a small business.

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Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition is Hard.

We Make it Easier.

Buying and running a small to midsized business comes with a lot of stress and pressure.

Midwest CPA helps to relieve that stress by adding clarity, while taking items off of your to do list. This frees you to work on your business rather than in it.

Learn more about how we help acquisition entrepreneurs just like you!

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Financial Due Diligence

Get better clarity on the business you are buying so you know what you are getting into before investing too much time and money.



Expert help structuring your business for optimal tax savings while providing real-world guidance for strategic financial planning and decision-making.

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Outsourced Accounting

Optimize your ongoing accounting systems with actionable reporting, maximized tax savings, and personalized guidance from an expert.

We Do What it Takes for Our Clients

Entrepreneurship through acquisition takes a lot of hard work. You need an accountant that understands that and is willing to go the extra mile when necessary.

While we are not available around the clock, we will always respond to our clients within 24 business hours.

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Will Gano
Will Gano
Chris is the real deal. He is efficient, thoughtful, and great to work with. He helped me with financial diligence, including q of e, for a manufacturing business.
Matthias Smith
Matthias Smith
Chris is one of the best accountants and it’s not even close. I use him personally and for my business. He is one of the most responsive service providers I’ve ever worked with. My former CPA was great but wasn’t equip to help me as a business owner since the former CPA was focused on personal taxes. Chris has been a truly invaluable partner / collaborator on numerous M&A deals in the small to medium sized business space, providing financial due diligence to various clients that I’ve worked with ranging from a buyer of a demolition company to a buyer of a niche online goods business. LOI If you’re looking for a rock solid CPA or someone that is really good at M&A financial due diligence, look no further than Chris’ firm.
Jackson Speaks
Jackson Speaks
Chris was incredible to work with. He delivered our QOE well before the expected date.
Dr G
Dr G
Working with Midwest CPA was an absolute relief. Given our intricate tax situation involving ties abroad, multiple rental properties, and a non-traditional family structure, I was initially overwhelmed by taxes this year. However, Chris was incredible. Not only was he extremely professional from the get-go, but he also provided ample support, simplifying what could have been a very daunting process. His expertise was evident at every step, making everything comprehensible and straightforward. I cannot thank Chris and Midwest CPA enough for their exemplary service. We'll undoubtedly be entrusting them with our future tax endeavors. Highly recommended!
John Matusewic
John Matusewic
Working with Midwest CPA was a treat. I always dread doing my taxes but the team at Midwest CPA made it easy. They walked me through all my choices were extremely responsive and professional. I can't recommend them enough and intend to rely on them heavily as I continue to grow my business.
Stephanie Tysdal
Stephanie Tysdal
I highly recommend Chris Barrett and Midwest CPA to anyone looking to acquire a business. Chris is a knowledgable and reliable partner in a process that can be difficult to navigate. Throughout the process, Chris was clear in his communication and prompt with responses - always available when needed. I did not end up acquiring the business I hired Midwest CPA to diligence, and I feel confident in that decision thanks to the analysis Chris did and the questions he asked of the seller.
Max Emory
Max Emory
Midwest CPA is an amazing tax strategy, tax prep, and bookkeeping firm! They are very knowledgeable especially when it comes to real estate investing and small business acquisitions. They are masters of income and tax optimization. I highly recommend them!
Jon Kelly
Jon Kelly
Navigating a business acquisition can be a high-stress endeavor that demands precision, speed, and expertise. In our recent acquisition of a roadside repair company, Chris Barrett proved to be an absolute asset, exceeding all expectations. Quick and Thorough: With an incredibly tight timeline, Chris delivered a comprehensive quality of earnings report that addressed every nuance of the roadside repair industry. His insights went far beyond mere numbers, diving deep into complex elements like revenue streams and cost structures. Always Available: Chris's exceptional availability was a game-changer. No matter the hour, he was just an email or phone call away, ensuring our project remained on track and our questions were promptly answered. Clear Communication: Chris has a gift for making complex financial data accessible. His clear and concise reporting streamlined the decision-making process, allowing all stakeholders to proceed with full confidence. On Time, Every Time: Despite the pressure of tight deadlines, Chris delivered high-quality, punctual work that enabled us to move forward with the acquisition in a timely and confident manner. In summary, Chris Barrett is an exceptional CPA who thrives in high-stakes, time-sensitive scenarios. His meticulous work, 24/7 availability, and unparalleled communication skills make him an invaluable asset for any business acquisition. Highly recommended!
Highly responsible, diligent. Looking forward to working with a Chris on several of our businesses.
Jen Burno
Jen Burno
Chris was very attentive and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Very knowledgeable in his field.

How do we help Acquisition Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurship through acquisition can be incredibly stressful and can come with a substantial amount of risk.

On top of this, there are many moving parts that you need to get right in order to make your acquisition a success.

We realize all of this at Midwest CPA which is why we have structured our CPA services to provide you with the resources needed to make sound financial decisions.

We also understand you’ll have plenty of other things to worry about post acquisition. We make it so that taxes, reporting, and bookkeeping are not on your to-do list.

The Benefits

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Better Decisions

Our diligent approach ensures that you understand the investment you’re making. As a result, it significantly enhances the long-term prospects of the acquisition and instills a greater sense of confidence in the agreement.

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Tax Savings

Tax consequences are often the last thing on the mind of an acquisition entrepreneur. However, with the proper strategy you will be able to save a substantial amount of money. This means better cash flow and increased ROI.

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Growth Support

Once you have completed the acquisition of your company, the next step is to start building and growing it. We possess the necessary tools and expertise to provide comprehensive support throughout your journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ultimately the decision to purchase the company is yours. However, we may give recommendations on purchasing at a different price or alternative structure.

More importantly, our holistic view of the acquisition does more than just validate the purchase price we help you to better understand a variety of aspects of the business so you can make the most informed decision possible.

The end goal is for you to have a firm understanding of the risk vs the opportunity.

We tailor our due diligence packages to each clients situation. It depends on the size of the acquisition, the requirements of your SBA lender, and ultimately what you need in order to make a decision.

In some cases a full quality of earnings report and working capital analysis is necessary while in other cases you may just need help validating revenue.

Contact us today for a quote.

Typically, it makes the most sense to engage our services once you have a company under LOI.

However, if you are not at that point yet we encourage you to schedule a free consultation so when you are ready we’ve already been connected.

Yes. Entrepreneurs looking to sell their company can benefit greatly from getting their bookkeeping in good order for prospective buyers as well as tax strategy to retain as much of the sale proceeds as possible.

Most generalist accountants will not understand all the nuances and stresses that come with buying a small business.

We understand the challenges unique to you and are excited to help you achieve your business ownership dreams.

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