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Steve Zacharias

Transact AOCP, LLC
Business Broker

About Me

Company Information: Transact AOCP is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, offering expertise in the areas of business mergers and acquisitions, sale, valuation and equity recapitalizations. We also provide financial advisory services including business planning for start-ups, strategic growth consulting and succession/exit planning. Our insight into deal structure from a business perspective can provide significant value to our clients who are pursuing business transactions either now or in the future. Our goal is to become trusted advisors to business clients and help them achieve their long-term financial and personal goals. Our firm’s mission: Engaging and collaborating with owners of closely-held businesses to help them fully maximize the value of their enterprise. We do this by offering professional, competent and confidential attention that may not be readily available to them at the larger investment banking firms. Our services fall into four general categories: * Seller Services: business sales and brokerage * Buyer Services: business acquisitions * Valuations: business pricing and valuation opinions * Financial Advisory Services: debt placement, owner buyouts Background: Steve is managing director and co-founder of Transact Capital Partners. He has over 30 years of financial related experience, including lead roles in numerous acquisition and divestiture transactions, debt financings and capital fundings. As a certified public accountant, Steve{s early career included serving as senior auditor in the Richmond office of Ernst & Young. He later served as audit director of a Fortune 1000 company and performed operational audits, acquisition and due diligence reviews for its manufacturing, publishing and communications divisions. From 1993 to 2000 Steve served as corporate treasurer of Media General, Inc., a $900 million media conglomerate where his responsibilities included debt and treasury operations, corporate budgeting, strategic planning and growth initiatives. During this time he led the corporate valuation and due diligence teams in acquiring over a dozen media and related enterprises totaling well over $1 billion. He structured several private placements and bank credit facilities to support this rapid growth, and led major re-engineering and process improvement initiatives to improve cash flows. In 2001 Steve set up a private practice, which later became Transact AOCP. Steve has served as a board director for Hoovers, Inc., a publicly-traded business information company, since 1997. As a director, he assisted the company in launching a successful IPO in 1999, served on the finance, nomination and CEO search committees and chaired the audit committee. In this capacity, he and the board worked with S. G. Cowan in 2002 to solicit acquisition bids for the company, and successfully sold all the stock of Hoovers to Dun & Bradstreet for over $100 million in March 2003. Steve currently serves on the board of another publically traded company and serves on its audit committee. Steve holds a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia with concentrations in accounting and finance. He is a past board director for the Richmond chapter of the Association of Corporate Growth, and member of the Financial Executives Institute.


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