Company: Strategic Equity Group
Title: Managing Director
Los Angeles, CA 90045
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Mike oversees merger, acquisition, valuation, and corporate finance projects. He is responsible for corporate development and project management.
Active in advising both buyers and sellers of privately held businesses since 1986, he has represented companies in many diverse industries. Mike has a particular expertise in representing companies where a large publicly traded company is the buyer.
Mike has prepared financial opinions addressing the value of common and preferred stock, various debt securities, the fairness of certain transactions, and value of a wide variety of intellectual property including software, trademarks, patents, and relationship assets. He has prepared opinions for a variety of purposes including corporate dissolutions, estate and gift tax matters, employee stock ownership plans, acquisitions and divestitures, and purchase price allocation.
Mike began his professional career at Arthur Young & Company, (Ernst & Young) in the audit practice. He has held a number of senior financial and operational management positions in both public and private enterprises. His experience encompasses a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, logistics, casino gaming and hotel operations, oil and gas, MCO resources, FNC (ASE:MCR), retail, construction, and consumer products.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth, and The Los Angeles Venture Association.
Mike resides as a member of the Board of Directors for the following firms; In-Three Inc., Bay Cites Container Corporation, and Ernst & Young Alumni Association, Los Angeles Office.
Mike Ellington received his undergraduate degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and became a certified public accountant (CPA) in 1981. He is accredited in business valuation by the AICPA (ABV). Mr. Ellington is a Certified Director (CD) by UCLA/The Anderson School of Management. He holds Series 7, 63, 24, 27, and 79 Securities Licenses.
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