BerryDunn hires Erik Olson as leader for transaction advisory services

24 November 2023 2 min. read

BerryDunn, a Portland, ME-headquartered accounting and consulting firm, has hired Erik Olson as a senior manager and leader of its recently formalized transaction advisory services practice. He is based in the firm’s headquarters.

Olson will lead a team providing services in M&A and transaction support, capital support services, due diligence, corporate finance advisory, and quality of earnings analysis and reporting. He will collaborate with Seth Webber, principal and head of the valuation practice.

BerryDunn’s valuation practice consults on M&A, project development, and succession projects with enterprise values of between $5 million and $800 million.

“I am honored to be a part of the breadth of financial, accounting, and tax knowledge that BerryDunn brings to its clients,” said Olson. “The formalization and expansion of our transaction advisory services builds on a decades-long successful track record at BerryDunn. With this expansion, our integrated and focused team delivers efficient transactions and capital support services and financial due diligence reporting all tailored to meet each client’s needs.”BerryDunn hires Erik Olson as leader for transaction advisory servicesOlson has 20 years of experience transacting with companies in both debt and equity markets with a focus on project finance, M&A, and growth capital. He specializes in advising companies and investors on growth via acquisition, capital structuring, and raising.

Olson was most recently a manager at Calendar Islands Advisors, a Portland-based boutique capital markets advisory group. Before that, he was a vice president at Farm Credit. 

“Erik has a long career specializing in project finance, M&A, and corporate finance transactions. His unique skill set deepens our ability to meet the strategic business needs of our expanding customer base,” Webber said.

BerryDunn is the 47th-largest accountancy in the United States, with $137.9 million in annual revenue, according to Inside Public Accounting. The firm has 800 people across eight offices in New England, Phoenix, and Puerto Rico.