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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 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 provides buy-side and sell-side transaction diligence, Quality of Earnings (QoE) and consulting for private equity funds and their 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 consulting services and 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 and Services
  • Professional services and technology companies


Private Equity


Loyola University Chicago, BBA with a focus on public accounting