Your M&A Advisor

ProHorizons is a national brokerage and consulting company focusing on accounting practice sales, acquisitions, and business development services since 1995.Our blog is focused on three aspects of our experience:  our first hand knowledge of the various layers to completing a successful transaction; the trends, changes and shifts in timing in the M&A market; and, our goal of assisting practitioners in developing long-term value so they realize maximum return when it is time to exit their practice.

Latest posts

Oct
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Two-stage deal structures can work in certain circumstances.
Aug
18
Last week, Ali the Accountant sent in a question, “When buying or selling a practice, can you please advise how you split up the work in progress (WIP)?  I would presume it is done based on time spent and not billed before th
Aug
10
Last week, David the CPA sent me a great question that I thought would be relevant to the market at large.  He asked, “Is it possible to buy part of a practice or must we be willing to purchase all of it?”
Aug
03
It’s time I developed the next portion of a blog I posted back on January 21st.  The blog, Three Keys to Successful Accou
Jun
09
No one lives forever.  A day will come when it is time for you to retire, or to begin a new chapter in your life.  When that time comes, if you have not planned for a successful transition of your practice and your clients, you w
May
11
I’ve been looking at the April 2011 Journal of Accountancy and the article “Survey Highlighs: Emerging Tools for Firms of All Sizes” interested the “broker in me”.
Apr
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It’s not always easy to tell if what a person says is accurate.
Mar
31
Beware of the headline above!  It is likely you will receive a letter or email with a similar message in the coming weeks.  Don’t fall for it.Why?  Because it probably isn’t true.
Mar
10
Continuing with our third and final part of The Accounting Client Experience, let’s put ourselves in your clients’ shoes.  How are clients treated when they visit your office?
Mar
03
Even though its tax season, it is still very important that you consider ways that you can increase the value of your firm.  Fee Increases are Important

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Rita Keller is a nationally known CPA firm management consultant, speaker, author, mentor and blogger. She has over 30 years hands-on experience in CPA firm management, marketing, technology and administrative operations.

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Michael Alter's blog specializes in providing practical advice to those who seek greater profitability and practice management tactics that enhance deeper client relationships.
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Sue Anderson has 30 years of experience in continuing education for accountants. Currently she is the program director for online CPE provider CPE Link.

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