LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, October 3 – Sid Chitnis has joined HCVT as a Managing Director and Partner in the firm’s Advisory Services practice, specializing in M&A Advisory. Sid brings over 17 years of experience advising private equity sponsors and both privately and publicly held companies on matters pertaining to mergers and acquisitions.
Sid will serve a pivotal role on the M&A Advisory team guiding clients through the intricacies of sell-side and buy-side transactions to achieve optimal outcomes. Sid’s expertise, partnered with the team’s collective experience performing valuations, modeling, financial due diligence, tax, and accounting, will provide value at each step of the process—pre- and post-deal.
Sid has experience working across a wide range of industries, including consumer, food and beverage, manufacturing, retail and distribution, business services, and industrial. He also specializes in advising companies on brand intellectual property matters related to transactions and valuation.
Prior to joining HCVT, Sid served as a director at Houlihan Lokey, a publicly traded global investment bank where he was a member of the Financial and Valuation Advisory practice which provides valuations and transactions advice to its clients. Earlier in his career, Sid held senior roles in corporate finance and advisory with Deloitte and Duff & Phelps, currently known as Kroll. Sid earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute. He is also a Chartered Accountant (CA) and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
HCVT is the largest Los Angeles-based public accounting firm and the 33rd largest firm nationally. Founded in 1991, HCVT provides tax, business management, M&A, and valuation services to public and closely held companies; high-net-worth individuals and families and their related entities; and family offices. The firm also provides audit and assurance services to privately held companies and employee benefit plan sponsors.
Known for its deep technical skills and ability to address the most complex tax issues associated with partnerships and pass-through entities, HCVT serves clients across a number of industries, including: private equity, real estate, media and entertainment, manufacturing, retail and distribution, technology, healthcare and life sciences, nonprofit organizations, affordable housing and professional services firms.
With over 800 team members, which include more than 100 partners and principals, HCVT serves clients from 13 offices. Including its headquarters in West Los Angeles, HCVT has nine locations in Southern California (Camarillo, Encino, Glendale, Irvine, Long Beach, Monrovia, Pasadena, and Westlake Village); and offices in Walnut Creek, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Park City, Utah and Phoenix, Arizona. The firm’s national and global reach is extended by its affiliation with Moore North America, Inc. (MNA) and Moore Global Network Limited, an independent and global accountancy and business advisory network of CPA and financial services firms located throughout the United States and around the globe. Visit hcvt.com to learn more.