Cracking The Code​

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10 December 2013 –  EO Member and Former President of the Charlotte Chapter of The Entrepreneur’s Organization, John Bly, CPA, CVA, CGMA, Managing Partner of BLOC Member, LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC has released his first book titled: “Cracking The Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide To Growing Your Company Through Mergers and Acquisitions For Pennies On The Dollar.”  This book provides growth driven entrepreneurs with a strategic, step by step blueprint for sourcing, analyzing, financing and closing the right deals.

Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, Author of “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” and “The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time” had this to say about John’s book, “John captures the essence of M&A as it relates to entrepreneurs; in language that is easy to understand, and more importantly easy to execute.”

A successfully merged company is worth far more than the sum of its parts.  With the actionable advice in this book, you’ll be empowered with the following:

  • Ability to determine if two companies are the right fit
  • Best practices for meticulous due diligence and strategic valuation
  • Deal structures and tax strategies that maximize both companies’ interests
  • Integration tools and techniques to merge both companies’ cultures, processes and incentives.

“Cracking The Code: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Growing Your Business Through Mergers And Acquisitions For Pennies On The Dollar” is available for purchase on Amazon.  Or to request an autographed copy with a customized message from Author John Bly, please contact Brian Harwood at [email protected].

About The Author

John Bly is the founding Partner of LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC, located in the Charlotte area.  John’s entrepreneurial guidance as Managing Partner has propelled the firm to rapid growth. He utilizes M&A to drive development—in nine years LB&A has grown from $0 to more than $4 million, through a series of eight acquisitions and two mergers. John is also seen by his peers as an expert on the topic and consults on 20-30 M&A transactions a year.  He plays an integral role both locally and globally in the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, and has also received prestigious awards including The 2013 M&A National Advisor 40 Under 40, The 2013 Accounting Today Award Recipient for Managing Partner Elite and The 2011 Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40.

John spends his time regularly consulting for 20-30 M&A transactions a year, both on the buying side and the selling side. He is regarded as an expert amongst his peers and has spoken to CPA firms in North Carolina, Nebraska and West Virginia to help them grow an M&A practice. He also regularly works with business brokers and investment bankers to help structure and plan deals -- not just taking tax strategy into account, but also incorporating culture and company fit for strategic growth.

LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC

LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC,, located at 212 W. Matthews St., Suite 102, in downtown Matthews, North Carolina, serves individuals and businesses spanning multiple industries including Construction, Developers, Non- Profits, Professional Services, Franchisors, Home Owners’ Associations, Community Colleges, Charter Schools and Manufacturing. LB&A, Certified Public Accountants, PLLC offers a wide variety of professional accounting and tax services and expertise including audits, business valuations, corporate and individual tax preparation, business advice and council.  For more information, contact Brian Harwood, Marketing Coordinator for LB&A at 704-841-1120 ext. 128 or [email protected]​​

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