Ryan J. Stecz
M&A Tax Partner
111 S. Wacker Drive
Ryan is a partner with Deloitte Tax LLP in the M&A Transaction Services practice, based in Chicago. Ryan has more than 20 years of public accounting experience including more than 15 years as a dedicated M&A specialist. He has experience in advising financial and strategic buyers on due diligence and deal structuring in a range of industries including consumer and industrial products, healthcare, and technology. Further, Ryan has significant experience advising clients on sell side transactions including the preparation of carve-out financial statements, vendor due diligence reports, tax structuring and modeling exercises, and the tax implications associated with selling S corporations.
Ryan’s experience in advising financial and strategic buyers on due diligence and deal structuring in a range of industries has provided him with deep insights into the sell-side process as well as the needs and motivations of acquiring entities.
He has been a leading contributor to several articles covering tax aspects of preparing carve-out financial statements and selling S corporations.
Ryan has spoken on a variety of M&A sell side related topics including vendor due diligence best practices, tax considerations of carve-out financial statements and selling Subchapter S corporations. He has also been a guest-lecturer at the University of Notre Dame’s Masters in Taxation program. He currently serves as a member of the St. Benedict Preparatory school’s endowment board.