Strategic Partners

Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions is proud to recommend the following professionals.

Michelle Gladieux – Gladieaux Consulting

Michelle provides communication and leadership training, consulting and coaching for business leaders and employees. She utilizes excellent assessment tools to identify and evaluate team dynamics, challenges and opportunities. Gladieaux Consulting works with businesses of all sizes.

Richard Gripp – Ignite Business & Brand Development

Richard is one of a very few certified brand strategist in the country. His approach to brand development starts with a journey of self-discovery that helps business leaders fix their focus on what makes their business truly unique. Richard connects his clients with his nation-wide network of advertising and marketing contacts to ensure that you get the best quality at the right price. (Thanks, Richard, for all you have done and are continuing to do Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions!)

Jacque Wilson – Carson Boxberger (an exception to our attorney rule)

While Acuity’s policy is to not specifically recommend attorneys or accountants (see the comments below the line), the legal issues involved in protecting intellectual property (IP) are very unique and belong in the domain of specialists who are very good at that particular specialty. Unfortunately, these specialists are often hard to find.  Fortunately for Northeast Indiana, Jacque Wilson at the Carson Boxberger firm provides legal services specifically in the area of patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright and other intellectual property issues. Jacque gives prospective clients the courtesy of a first meeting to assess their actual IP needs without running the meter. If your company deals in areas that involve ownership of IP, it would be worth your time to discuss your options for protecting these very valuable business assets.


Why We Don’t Recommend Accountants & Attorneys

The two professionals that every business should have on speed dial are an accountant and an attorney. These professionals are vitally important precisely because of the highly specific counsel they provide to business owners in very fact-specific situations.

The choice of an accountant or attorney involves a complicated evaluation of personality, experience, skills and education. No single advisor or firm is the right fit for every business or business owner.

Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions is committed to working with the professionals that each business owner has already included on the advisory team. If needed or requested, we can provide a list of at least three accountants and/or attorneys that a business owner can use in making this highly personal and specific decision. Any list of accountants or attorneys provided by Acuity Mergers + Acquisitions will be based on the specific circumstances of the request and is not offered as a recommendation.