Elena Mervine focuses on performing buy and sell-side due diligence for private equity firms, lenders, independent sponsors, family offices, and strategic buyers and sellers. With more than 16 years of experience in finance, public accounting, and transaction diligence, she serves clients throughout the lifecycles of transactions and assesses quality of earnings, working capital, financial reporting infrastructure, profitability, and value drivers of operations. Her industry experience spans consumer, retail, media, technology, manufacturing, construction, business services, and emerging markets including cannabis.
In 2018, Elena helped launch CohnReznick’s Cannabis practice and pioneered early due diligence work in the space. Before joining the firm, she worked at several Big Four firms where she was responsible for audits of large public and private companies across several industries as well as transaction diligence of acquisition targets. Her experience includes consulting as an interim CFO; assisting public companies with financial reporting, modeling, analysis, compliance, and corporate governance; and preparing and filing SEC forms and other information such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, MD&A, and S-1 registration statements. She has also worked with companies in the process of going public via IPOs, reverse mergers, and PIPE transactions, as well as obtaining a listing on NASDAQ and OTCBB.
Sustainable Investment Professional Certification, Concordia University -John Molson School of Business
MS, Accountancy, BS, Business Administration and Finance, University of Nevada – Las Vegas
BA, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, State Volgograd University, Russia
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association for Corporate Growth