Anna Townsend, Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC
Anna Townsend
Partner, Valuation Services
Cherry Bekaert Advisory LLC
What led you to a career in the deal making industry?
I enjoy challenge and variety everyday in my job. I found quickly in Valuation that every day is different. You never know what is coming. I enjoy meeting owners who are so passionate about their companies.
Diversity adds value in the deal-making...
Diversity is important in every aspect of business to bring a wide range of thoughts to the table. In deal-making, diversity allows for more creative solutions and better deals to be made across the table.
Most memorable deal...
A SPAC acquisition because there were so many parties at the table trying to get two companies that were not public-ready to become public-ready in an extremely short amount of time.
Advice for achieving success...
Stay nimble and agile. Be ready for the twists and turns. It is a bumpy but fun ride.


Anna has 20+ years in accounting services, with extensive experience providing valuations, tax, financial modeling and other services to some of the most distinguished middle-market private equity firms and portfolio companies, including significant “Big Four” experience. Anna has advised on hundreds of diligence assignments over her career and is a trusted leader within the firm.

Education: M.S. in Accountancy, Wake Forest University and B.S. in Accountancy, Wake Forest University.

Location: Cherry Bekaert Advisory, Raleigh, North Carolina.


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