Buffalo Grove, IL, October 24, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Stewart Cloer, International Profit Associates (IPA-IBA) Senior Manager of the Advisory and Intermediary Services, LLC Transactions Group, has been named a Merger & Acquisition Master Intermediary (M&AMI). Cloer’s designation, awarded by the M&A Source®, demonstrates exemplary commitment and experience as a professional M&A intermediary.
The M&A Source® is the world’s largest international organization of experienced, dedicated merger and acquisition intermediaries representing the middle market. The M&AMI designation is awarded to intermediaries who have proven professional excellence through verified transaction experience, education and peer review, and who have earned certification as a business intermediary (CBI®).
Since 1991, the M&A Source® has addressed professional issues of merger and acquisition specialists. The organization, a specialists’ division of the International Business Brokers Association®, has more than 250 cooperating intermediaries active in middle-market transactions across the United States, Mexico, Europe and other international locations. The goals of the organization are as follows:
• To advance the members’ deal making opportunities,
• To advance the profession’s practice standards by providing a wide array of programs and
• To advance each member’s personal growth potential through a variety of forums whereby members exchange information and learn from one another.
Additionally, specific professional duties outlined for M&A Source® members include: representing clients in accomplishing the sale of all or part of their businesses; representing clients searching to acquire companies, divisions or product lines; advising clients on the current values, structures, strategies and methods for ownership transfers of middle-market companies; facilitating the array of financing necessary to consummate the transaction and preserving client confidentiality and transaction details.
Cloer received his Juris Doctor from NC Central University School of Law, his LLM (Taxation) from the University of Miami School of Law and has engaged in post-graduate studies at Harvard Business School. Professionally, Cloer has received his Certified Business Intermediary (CBI); a Merger and Acquisitions Master Intermediary (M&AMI) designation; a Certified Business Counselor (CBC) designation; an Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) designation and Master Financial Professional (MFP) and Master Financial Manager (MFM) designations. He has also been elected as a Fellow and to serve on the Board of The American Academy of Financial Management. Cloer is seasoned in mergers and acquisitions, business sales and taxation of business transactions with more than 20 years of experience.
International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA-IBA), the largest privately held management consulting and professional services firm for small and medium size businesses in North America, is a leading authority on small business. With more than $250,000,000 in annual revenues, IPA-IBA is the 6th largest management consulting company in Chicago and the 61st largest consulting company in the world. IPA-IBA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper. International Profit Associates and its alliance partners, including Integrated Business Analysis, Inc. (IBA), International Tax Advisors, Inc. (ITA), Accountancy Associates, LLC (AAL) and IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC (IPA A&I), provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting http://www.ipa-iba.com, http://www.iba-usa.net, http://www.internationaltaxadvisors.com, http://www.accountancyassoc.com/ and http://www.aiservices.com. The Public Relations Department may be contacted at: telephone (847) 495-6786; facsimile (847) 495-6773.