Partners, principals and associates

Michael Vaccarella Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606




Michael L. Vaccarella, CPA, CGMA, CM&AA

Partner – Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services

Leveraging more than 24 years of public accounting experience, including more than 14 years with mergers and acquisitions, Michael Vaccarella leads Wipfli’s Private Equity and Transaction Advisory Services team. He provides client relationship support and coordinates buy-side and sell-side transaction diligence and consulting for private equity funds, portfolio holdings in addition to family offices and corporations.

Michael works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He seamlessly coordinates with Wipfli’s audit, accounting and tax teams as well as Wipfli Corporate Finance Advisors, LLC for streamlined responsiveness.


  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) - Member
  • Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) - Member 
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG®) - Member 
  • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI) - Member 
  • Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors®(AM&AA) - Member
  • Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce

Areas of Focus

  • Manufacturing and distribution
    • Metals and fabrication
    • Plastics and injection molding
    • Auto, aerospace, and waste
    • Equipment manufacturing and rental
    • Consumer products
  • Healthcare
    • Physician and other specialty practices
    • Home Health and Services
  • Professional services and technology


Private Equity


Loyola University Chicago
  • Bachelor of business administration degree with a focus on public accounting