Yvette F. Garcia, CPA, is a principal in the Audit Department at MBAF. Since 1996, Yvette has been providing extensive services to organizations in various industries including restaurants, franchises, hospitality (private clubs), non-profit, broker-dealers, distribution, financial institutions, international banking, manufacturing, real estate, technology and telecommunications.
Yvette is experienced in first-time through audit engagements and in providing audit and business advisory services to many national and international public and privately held companies including experience in public offerings, capital formation and mergers and acquisitions. Yvette’s involvement in merger and acquisition services consists of assisting with buy-side engagements assisting buyers with analyzing the quality of earnings and net assets, identifying transaction issues, and synergy risks.
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