Derek Pitts, CPA, CFA

Partner, Transaction Advisory Services

Derek is a partner in the Transaction Advisory Services group of Aprio. Derek has over 12 years of audit and merger, acquisition and divestiture due diligence experience. Prior to joining Aprio, Derek was a director in KPMG’s Deal Advisory practice.

Derek has assisted both financial and strategic clients in domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Derek has performed financial due diligence for over 100 potential acquisitions with revenues ranging from $5 million to over $20 billion. He has also assisted clients with IPO readiness, sell-side assistance, the preparation of carve-out financial statements, information memorandum preparation and internal reporting design and implementation.

Derek has served clients in a variety of industries which include: biotechnology, business services, distribution, healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, merchant power, payment services and technology. Additionally, Derek has assisted clients in France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom seeking potential targets for inbound U.S. transactions.

Derek earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin.