Business transitions take many forms: buy, sell, merger, divestiture, dissolution, growth, or repositioning. We successfully navigate through challenges and obstacles with creative thinking, thorough research, problem-solving, and exceptional negotiating skills.

Wilke works with private and public companies at all stages of growth. We’ve helped companies through restructuring, consolidation, tender offers, and those looking to make other strategic acquisitions, purchase of assets and/or management acquisitions. Our team has decades of expertise in the M&A process and a personal and confidential approach to strategic transactions.

Strategic advisory services include:

Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examinations: 

Wilke forensic accounting and fraud professionals can help businesses and individuals investigate suspected corporate fraud or misuse of funds and assets and reconstruct and analyze complex data sets for use in litigation. Led by Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Co-Managing Partner Peter Fleming, we help clients find resolutions to complex financial matters.

Litigation Support:

Our team can support legal professionals or clients on various litigation issues, including expert testimony, financial models, calculation of damages, financial document review and analysis, and witness preparation regarding complex financial matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

From pre-transaction support like due diligence and quality of earnings report to planning and evaluating potential deals and structuring the deal for optimal tax and accounting impacts to deal negotiation, closing support, and post-closing assistance, Wilke can provide careful and measured guidance toward the best possible outcome. We represent buyers and sellers depending on the transaction.

Normalized Earnings Calculations:

When business leaders want to understand actual earnings without adjustments for one-off events or expenses, seasonality, or other unusual circumstances, a normalized earnings calculation provides a clearer picture. Depending on which party requests it, there are several approaches and how the information will be used. Wilke professionals understand the nuances, know which questions to ask, and how the financial statements should reflect the calculation.

Private Equity Planning:

Whether the goal is to scale up or transition out of business, private equity (PE) financing requires many layers of financial reporting and preparation. Often, PE investors want to see detailed, organized financial information that a new or startup company may not have in place yet. Or a potential new PE partner may wish to see specific financial benchmarks. Wilke is familiar with these transactions, and our professionals can guide your business through PE planning, including post-transaction support.


Valuations can support various needs, including buy/sell agreements, M&A, partnership disputes, business or marriage dissolution, bankruptcy, estate planning, goodwill and asset impairment, conflicts, and more. Wilke Partner Chris Wenrich earned Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) certification from the AICPA and leads all valuation engagements.

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Strategic Advisory

  • Business Valuation
  • Due Diligence
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Fraud Examinations
  • Litigation Support
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Normalized Earnings Calculations
  • Private Equity Planning
  • Quality of Earnings Reports