Mike Adhikari

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Mike Adhikari has 15+ years of M&A experience and 17+ years of operating experience with a Fortune 500 company. He teaches at the Kellogg Business School of the Northwestern University. He has three post-graduate degrees, including an MBA from the University of Chicago. His valuation work has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and US Congress. Mike used early version of BVXä to quantify reduction in valuation of small businesses due to 12/99 tax law change that repealed installment sale provision. Wall Street Journal quoted this analysis and U.S. Congress used it during the hearings to reverse the tax law change. Mike worked actively with various organizations in Washington to help achieve reinstatement of the installment sale provision in 12/2000. Mike Adhikari continues his M&A practice as the President and owner of Illinois Corporate Investments Inc. (ICI), a mid-market M&A Intermediary firm handling transactions valued between $1-100 Million. Over the last 15 years, ICI has successfully completed sell-side assignments, buy-side engagements, business valuations, and special M&A projects. ICI specializes in manufacturing , service and distribution businesses and has successfully represented clients in the U.S., Europe and Asia. ICI has completed transactions involving profitable, unprofitable and under-performing businesses for private and public companies. Prior to purchasing ICI, Mike worked for a $400 million division of a Fortune 500 company manufacturing graphic arts equipment and supplies. He held various positions including Director of Marketing, Director of Strategic Planning, Director of Manufacturing and Manager of R&D. Mike has earned an MBA-Finance (1977, University of Chicago), an MS-Computers (1972, Cleveland State University), an MS-Mechanical Engineering (1970, Illinois Institute of Technology), and a BS-Mechanical Engineering (1968, India). Since 1994, Mike has been teaching Mergers & Acquisitions, as a guest speaker, in the Entrepreneurial Finance class of the MBA program at the Kellogg Business School of the Northwestern University. This class has been ranked in the "Top 12" in the country by Business Week magazine.