Via Vero has been acquired by GBQ Partners, LLC

Copper Run advised ViaVero – a Columbus staffing company that specializes in placing CFO- and controller-level executives for projects averaging six months. The company has formed a new business with GBQ, a tax, consulting and accounting firm operating out of Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo and Indianapolis.

The joint venture expands GBQ’s service offerings into the talent consulting space and gives ViaVero a broader reach into the middle market in central Ohio. The initiative deepens the two companies’ expertise in financial talent recruitment and gives their customers a single source for filling positions across the entire spectrum of accounting and finance, from Chief Financial Officer to SEC Reporting and Financial System Implementation special projects.

“The joint venture with GBQ is the ideal next step in ViaVero’s growth. Our two companies have a strong culture and values alignment and this transaction gives us the opportunity to extend our client base from large public companies into the middle market as well as expand our geographic footprint. Our team is excited about the opportunity to be able to offer both organizations’ clients a broader range of services while continuing to deliver the service and quality they’ve become accustomed to receiving from us,” said Michelle Galligan, CEO.

Galligan commented, “Copper Run was the ideal advisor for a first-time seller. Their initial groundwork resulted in smooth negotiations and due diligence and ultimately the right transaction for my business at the perfect time.” Scott Chapman, Partner and Co-Founder at Copper Run stated, “It has been a pleasure working with Michelle and the GBQ team, we are excited for ViaVero’s opportunity to continue building upon the successful platform Michelle has created.”