Sylvie Gadant is a partner with Citrin Cooperman’s Private Equity and Capital Markets Practice and is the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS) practice leader. She leads buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements for private equity firms, independent sponsors, family offices, and strategic buyers.
Prior to joining Citrin Cooperman, Sylvie was the principal-in-charge of the TAS practice at a top-20 national accounting firm, where she also spent more than 10 years with its audit and advisory practices. Previously, she served middle-market private companies across several industries for another public accounting firm.
Sylvie has advised clients on over 600 transactions valued between $5 million and $300 million, including platform investments, add-on acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, carve-outs, and minority investments. Her areas of expertise include analyzing an acquisition target’s quality of earnings, understanding key performance indicators, assessing working capital requirements, and identifying key deal issues and risk areas. She also provides her clients with guidance on accounting for mergers and acquisitions.
In 2017, Sylvie launched Citrin Cooperman’s Independent Sponsor Survey, which was the first of its kind. The subsequent reports continue to be the definitive resource on the state of the independent sponsor community. Sylvie is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator for various industry forums including the Kayo Private Equity Conference, the iGlobal Forum, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), and Expert Webcasts. She has been featured in business and industry publications, including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, PE Hub, Buyouts Magazine, Crain’s New York Business, and Accounting Today.
Sylvie is the recipient of several prestigious industry awards which honor the most accomplished and respected dealmakers, especially from the middle-market segments. In 2023, she received an honorable mention in the Mergers & Acquisitions Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A List. She was one of the "2019 USA Women Dealmakers" from the Global M&A Network. Sylvie is also a former recipient of the “40 Under 40” Award from M&A Advisors.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Graduate School of Business in Bordeaux, France (Sylvie is a French native)
Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey
Honors & Awards
- "Honorable Mention on Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A list," Mergers & Acquisitions (2023)
- "Notable Women in Accounting," Crain's New York Business (2020)
- "U.S.A. Top Woman Dealmaker," Global M&A Network (2019)
- "Top 25 Leading Women Intrapreneurs," Leading Women Entrepreneurs (2017)
- “Transaction Advisory Services Team of the Year Award,” Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards (2016)
- “Excellence in Buy-Side and Sell-Side Due Diligence,” Corporate LiveWire M&A Awards (2015)
- “40 Under 40” Award, M&A Advisor (2013)
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Member, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
Member, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)
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