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At M&A Talk we bring you exclusive interviews with experts in business sales, valuations, mergers and acquisitions and more. We talk to the most experienced professionals in the industry to uncover their secrets.

Planning Your Exit Strategy

Planning Your Exit Strategy

Bryan A. Graiff, CPA/CGMA, CVA, CFE, CM

Partner at Brown Smith Wallace

Many entrepreneurs don’t include their exit strategy in their business plan, while others don’t consider changes they need to make to the strategy they already have in place. Planning your exit from your company well before any sale or M&A deal can have huge benefits for you and everybody in your organization down the line. It can even help make the eventual sale of your business go more smoothly. Get the details in our discussion with Mr. Bryan Graiff, member-in-charge of the transaction advisory in the litigation support group at Brown Smith Wallace LLC, in St. Louis.

Bryan is Partner in Charge of the Brown Smith Wallace Transaction Advisory and Litigation Support Group. He has more than 20 years of diverse financial and operational senior management experience in public and private companies. His financial services expertise ranges across various industries such as public accounting, aerospace, consumer products, chemical manufacturing, professional manpower services and multi-channel healthcare retail.
Bryan has been involved in reorganizations, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings for his entire career and provides diverse value-added service to every client. Prior to joining Brown Smith Wallace, Graiff began his career and became an audit manager at Arthur Andersen. Recently he has held a number of leadership roles at both public and privately held corporations.

Bryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance, accounting and economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Complete Guide to Selling a Business Email Series

Complete Guide to Selling a Business Email Series

Morgan & Westfield’s “Complete Guide to Selling a Business” email series is a condensed version of the popular “Complete Guide to Selling a Business” book, written by Morgan & Westfield founder Jacob Orosz.

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