About the Contributors and Reviewers

Darrell V. Arne, ASA, CBI, CM&AA has been a CPA since 1974, which included 11 years with the public accounting firms of McGladrey & Pullen and KPMG. He holds designations as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuation with the American Society of Appraisers, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) with the International Business Brokers Association, and a Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA) with the Alliance of M&A Advisors. Darrell is also licensed through FINRA as an Investment Banking Representative (Series 79) and State Securities Agent (Series 63).

Austin Buckett, ACA, CM&AA, serves as manager of BiggsKofford Capital, LLC, the investment banking subsidiary of BiggsKofford Certified Public Accountants, located in Colorado Springs. Since 2003, the firm has become a leader in middle market mergers and acquisitions throughout the western United States, as demonstrated by the firm's involvement in over 200 merger, acquisition, or sale transactions in California, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Austin, originally from England, has over 14 years of public accounting experience, in both the United States and the United Kingdom, with a focus on small to middle market companies. For the past nine years, he has been assisting and advising clients in the process of buying and selling businesses.

Combining an audit and management accounting background with substantial transaction experience enables him to help ...

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