Centurion 7 Business Advisors Merges with Avant Advisory Group

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Securing Value:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – Quality of Earnings / Sell Side Preparation

  • Profitability/EBITDA Improvement / Value Enhancement

  • Post-Acquisition Working Capital / Earnout Disputes Resolution

  • Corporate Governance, Interim C-Suite, CRO & CFO Services

  • Distressed – Operational Turnarounds & Financial Restructuring

Newport Beach, CA – Avant Advisory Group (https://www.AvantAdvisory.com/) announces that Centurion 7 Business Advisors (https://centurion7.com/) has merged its practice into Avant.

For nearly 20 years, since its founding in Northern California, Centurion 7 has been representing lower-middle market companies and providing professional guidance to business owners in exit planning, business valuation, and transaction advisory.

Centurion 7, a preeminent M&A intermediary firm, has advised companies across multiple industries, including engineering & construction, property management, advanced digital marketing, industrial manufacturing, tooling & assembly, retail, equipment rental, automotive, heavy equipment, trucking repair, food service & distribution, glass fabrication, and real estate.

Rhett Kniep, Centurion 7’s founder and principal, has joined Avant Advisory Group to continue to expand the firm’s merger & acquisition, exit planning, valuation, and transaction advisory practice and to integrate them with Avant’s existing services that include M&A – financial due diligence/quality of earnings and in helping companies increase profitability, cash flows, EBITDA, and valuations.

“I am very happy to join Avant Advisory Group and its highly seasoned, certified M&A, turnaround & restructuring, forensic CPA and former C-Suite executives,” Rhett Kniep said in joining forces with Avant Advisory Group.  “I’m pleased to bring further resources and expertise to our clients,” added Rhett.  Being an Avant Managing Director and M&A Practice Leader is a great way to accomplish this.”

Jim Davidson, Founder and President of Avant Advisory Group, said: “I’m proud, humbled, and honored that Rhett Kniep, a highly credentialed M&A professional, real estate, and business broker with such considerable transaction advisory experience has joined Avant. Besides our shared values, Rhett brings Centurion 7’s impressive capabilities, clients, and credentialed expertise to combine with Avant’s. Together, we are driven to bring value that is beyond exceptional to our clients.”

About Avant Advisory Group

Avant Advisory Group is a premier, operationally focused financial advisory and management consulting firm. We focus on middle-market companies by combining our financial and operating skills with Big 4 firm and senior management industry experience to identify and implement value opportunities that increase cash flow, profitability, and EBITDA. Clients find our financial guidance and operational expertise particularly valuable during periods of transition.

We concentrate on adding value through profitability improvement, deep operational turnarounds, financial restructuring, integration of financial planning and analysis solutions, interim management, forensic, investigative, dispute resolution services, and M&A transaction advisory. See more information about Avant Advisory at www.AvantAdvisory.com.

For more information about the merger or Avant Advisory Group, please contact James F. Davidson, CM&AA, CM&AP, CTP, CIRA, CPA, CFF, CFE, CGMA, CBA at (949) 417-5708, or Rhett Kniep, M&AMI, CEPA, CM&AP, CBI, CBB at (916) 974-9733 or Avant@AvantAdvisory.com.