Schenck M&A Solutions announces change to Taureau Group

September 1, 2017|Ann Hanna

Schenck SC along with the managing directors of Schenck M&A Solutions are proud to announce an innovative new entity concept which entails a new ownership structure and name change. The newly formed entity is called Taureau Group LLC, and is structured as an independently owned corporation owned by Schenck SC, Ann Hanna and Corey Vanderpoel. Hanna and Vanderpoel are both managing directors of Taureau Group and former managing directors of Schenck M&A Solutions.

Under its new structure, name and brand identity, Taureau Group will continue to provide full-service merger and acquisition services to guide privately held, middle-market companies through a complete transaction process. Since 2015, the team has completed 24 transactions for approximately $500 million in aggregate transaction value.

“Taureau Group was formed as a full-service boutique investment banking practice, able to leverage the strength, discipline and resources of Schenck SC, a major consulting and CPA firm, to provide clients a broader service offering and tax expertise,” said Ann Hanna, chief managing director of Taureau Group. “It also provides additional professional growth opportunities for our team members as well as Schenck’s.”

Under the new ownership structure, the same team will continue providing M&A advisory services from their location within the Schenck office, 11414 West Park Place, Suite 200, in Milwaukee.

“Under the leadership of Ann Hanna and Corey Vanderpoel, our M&A practice has excelled to assist owners connect with the best aligned buyers or sellers of businesses and oversee the execution of entire complex transactions,” said Greg Barber, CPA, president/CEO of Schenck. “We look forward to continuing to support Ann, Corey and their team as they continue to build this very special practice under Taureau Group.”

“Our investment banking professionals are driven by a sincere desire to see our clients succeed,” said Corey Vanderpoel, managing director of Taureau Group. “The new entity provides opportunities to better service our markets and clients, and we expect the transition to be seamless.”

Through its continued affiliation with Schenck, Taureau Group will leverage the tax planning, transaction and strategy support resources of Schenck SC.

About Taureau Group, LLC

Taureau Group is a full-service boutique investment banking practice that takes privately held, middle-market companies through a complete buy- or sell-side sales process. With a dedicated group of investment banking professionals providing M&A advisory services for business sales and divestitures, acquisitions, management buyouts and recapitalizations, Taureau Group approaches transactions with creativity, a strong sense of urgency and the negotiation skills and expertise critical to complete transactions in the best interests of its clients. Taureau Group’s team has successfully completed hundreds of financial advisory engagements in virtually every industry worth billions of dollars of aggregate transaction value. In addition to a combined 50+ years of investment banking experience, Taureau Group leverages the tax planning and strategy support resources of a large advisory and accounting firm through its affiliation with Schenck SC.

About Schenck SC

Schenck is a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm. The firm has more than 600 team members who serve clients from eight locations in Wisconsin. As one of the larger CPA firms in the United States, Schenck provides a full range of services including accounting and assurance, tax, business consulting, human resources consulting, information technology, retirement planning, wealth advisory and payroll solutions for businesses, government and not-for-profit organizations and individuals.