Andrew Miller Completes Certification to Become a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor®

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Andrew Miller Completes Certification to Become a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor®

Over the past 15 years, Andrew Miller has counseled numerous clients in various business transactions. During that time, he has consistently been a thought leader to his clients engaged in buying or selling businesses. He has recently bolstered his experience by becoming a Certified Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor® through the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors. The CMA&A® program is focused on Main Street and Middle Market private transactions. The CMA&A® designation is reserved for those who complete the intensive training course and pass an exam in deal process, capital structure, valuation, tax and law.

The influence of the Main Street and Middle Market business sector (businesses with up to $500 million in revenues) in America is staggering. Main Street companies (small company under $5 million in revenues) make up the vast majority of business in the private markets. The Middle Market (companies with $5 million to $500 million in revenues) is one of the most important value drivers of America’s economy. Yet both fly largely under the radar. These markets account for more than a third of private sector Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and jobs, and has been growing, even over the past four “recession” years. If the Middle Market alone were a country, its GDP would rank it as the fourth-largest economy in the world, just behind Japan’s. Clearly, there is a need to better understand these important market sectors and provide it with the level of support, attention, and advocacy it merits.

Representing clients that are buying or selling Main Street or Middle Market businesses requires knowledge and expertise in a variety if disciplines. Understanding the transactional process in private transactions is critical to closing successful deals. Knowledge of valuation metrics, financial statements, debt and equity options and deal terms are essential skills for an M&A attorney.
“M&A is a careful blend of art and science,” says AM&AA founder, Michael Nall. “On one hand it is multi-disciplinary, complex, and analytical. On the other, it is all about people, relationships, nuances, timing, and instinct. This dynamic produces opportunity coupled with conflict, ambiguity and challenges, all supporting an exhilarating business ripe for those seeking to create value.”

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Andrew J. Miller, JD, CM&AA® advises buyers and seller of main street and middle market companies in private mergers and acquisitions. He is recognized as a Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor® by the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors, an organization focused on the private middle market. He can be reached at (717) 845-1524, or amiller@mpl-law.com

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