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Michael Vaccarella Chicago

1 N. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606



Email: mvaccarella@wipfli.com

Michael L. Vaccarella

Partner, National Leader Private Equity & Transaction Advisory Services

Leveraging more than 25 years of public accounting experience, including more than 15 years with mergers and acquisitions, Michael Vaccarella leads Wipfli’s private equity and transaction advisory services team. He provides client relationship support, buy-side and sell-side transaction diligence and quality of earnings (QoE) consulting for private equity funds and their portfolio holdings, family offices and middle-market corporations. Michael works tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He seamlessly coordinates with Wipfli’s audit, accounting and tax teams, as well as consulting and investment banking services with Wipfli Corporate Finance Advisors, LLC.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA)

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

Areas of Focus

  • Manufacturing, retail 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 services
  • Construction services
  • Technology companies


Private Equity


Loyola University Chicago

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