Evan Ottaviano is a Manager and Atlanta Market Lead in Bennett Thrasher’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He assists private equity and strategic clients with due diligence related to merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions. This includes buy-side and sell-side accounting and financial due diligence as well as other transaction-related projects. His industry experience includes construction, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, private equity, professional services, real estate, restaurant, technology and telecommunications companies.
Prior to joining the M&A practice, Evan served as a Manager in the Valuation practice at Bennett Thrasher. In this capacity, he performed business valuations for privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Valuation engagements include valuations of closely-held businesses for estate and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions and purchase price allocations. This experience and unique perspective allow him to understand the actual value drivers of a deal as well as the “why” of the diligence process, not just the calculations. Evan also has industry corporate finance experience at Cox Communications, where he developed financial models to support strategic initiatives and business objectives.