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Steve Kunkle

Steve Kunkle

  • Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 404 270 1453
  • F: +1 404 460 6299
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    • 1201 W Peachtree Street, NW
    • Suite 500
    • Atlanta, GA, 30309
    • United States
    • T: +1 404 460 6200
    • F: +1 404 460 6299

Steve Kunkle is a Managing Director in the Transaction Services practice, specializing in transactions ranging from lower and middle-market acquisition targets to multi-billion dollar, complex and cross-border transactions. He has over 17 years of experience and has provided financial due diligence services to private equity and corporate clients on over 200 merger/acquisition transactions, which have ranged in value from $5 million to $10 billion. He has industry experience in healthcare, professional services, software and technology, energy, retail, consumer goods, media and entertainment, aerospace and defense, and manufacturing.

Mr. Kunkle’s expertise includes preparation of analyses to identify key deal issues/risk areas; quantify items which directly impact transaction valuation, such as quality of revenue, quality of earnings, working capital requirements, debt and debt-like items; and uncover underpinning operational trends. He has also advised on the drafting of sale and purchase agreements, including purchase price mechanisms, financial statement representations, transaction services arrangements, among others.

Mr. Kunkle has extensive experience in the healthcare space, including hospital systems; behavioral health rehabilitation; clinical and pathology laboratories; hospice and home health; health management organizations; specialty pharmacy; medical devices; institutional pharmacy; home medical equipment services; physical therapy; physician and dental practices; ambulance services; surgical centers; group purchasing organizations; pharmaceutical manufacturing; and payor network administrators.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Kunkle was a leader within the Atlanta-based Transaction Services units of PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), Alvarez & Marsal, Warbird Consulting Partners and Riveron Consulting. During his time at PwC, he advised several premier clients and served as the lead director on a large multinational conglomerate. During his tenure at PwC, Mr. Kunkle spent three years in London advising UK and European-based private equity and strategic clients. Mr. Kunkle’s responsibilities while abroad included performing traditional financial due diligence, testing and challenging management budgets and forecasts, drafting traditional UK/European “long form” reports, and leading complex Vendor Due Diligence assignments.

Mr. Kunkle holds a B.S. in analytical finance from Wake Forest University and an M.S. in accountancy from Wake Forest University Graduate School. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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