Focus on what counts
Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Graduate School of Business in Bordeaux, France (Sylvie is a French native)

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey

“Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people."—Steve Jobs

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 coordinates and leads buy-side and sell-side due diligence engagements for private equity firms, independent sponsors, family offices, and strategic buyers.

Experience

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 250 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, and works with legal counsel on the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, focusing on purchase price adjustment mechanisms and financial statement representations.

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), the Women’s Private Equity Summit, and the American Woman’s Society of CPAs. She is frequently featured in business and industry publications, including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Crain’s New York Business, and Accounting Today.

Education & Licenses
Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Graduate School of Business in Bordeaux, France (Sylvie is a French native)

Licenses

Certified Public Accountant in the States of New York and New Jersey

Honors & Awards

 “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)

Affiliations

Active Member, Association for Corporate Growth of New York (ACGNY)

Judge, M&A Awards (2014, 2015, 2016)

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)