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David Zafft, CPA, CFA

Partner, Transaction Advisory Services at Aprio | Middle-market M&A expert and financial due diligence leader

Who I work with

My clients include private equity firms, family offices and the CFOs of middle-market businesses in manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, technology, retail/consumer products and industrial products and services. I have significant experience serving domestic and multinational companies, which helps me devlop the right solutions for every project and facilitate timely, well-integrated mergers and acquisitions. If you are preparing your business for a pending transaction, we should talk.

My specialty

I specialize in financial and accounting due diligence, business valuation and M&A transaction accounting. I help clients gain a deeper understanding of the businesses they are looking to buy or sell, which includes providing a granular overview of revenue, earnings and cash flow drivers. When I am not working one-on-one with clients, I lead an experienced team that surfaces and overcomes potential transaction hurdles quickly, enabling clients to successfully close deals in a timely manner. Our team delivers industry expertise and senior-level, Big Four experience to middle-market clients at a fee structure that makes sense.

Some unique things about me

I am a certified public accountant (CPA) in Georgia and Missouri, as well as a CFA® charter holder (Chartered Financial Analyst).

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business in accounting and finance from Indiana University, and my Master of Business Administration from Washington University.

I focus on delivering results

Earlier in my career, I spent time in a corporate development M&A role. This experience, combined with my 15+ years of transaction advisory experience, has empowered me to execute successful transactions and realize synergies through best practices for managing the consolidated operations post-close.

What I do when I am not at work

I like spending time hiking and camping with my family.

People say that I am

Friendly, responsive, and forward-thinking.


Innovative and dedicated

Let's talk.