In 1994, Mr. Arne formed Arne & Co.
and began specializing in business valuations and mergers acquisitions. He is a nationally and internationally known seminar developer and speaker on various merger acquisition topics that includes succession planning, merger acquisition tax strategies and deal structures, and maximizing business value.
He has authored several articles related to business valuation, mergers acquisitions and corporate finance to include Business Transaction Marketplace, an e-newsletter he publishes quarterly.
Mr. Arne holds designations as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in business valuations with the American Society of Appraisers, a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) with the International Business Brokers Association, and is a Certified Mergers Acquisition Advisor with the Alliance of M&A Advisors.
He is a licensed real estate qualifying broker in New Mexico, and is a Series 79 and 63 Investment Banking Representative. Mr. Arne is a 1969 graduate of Southern Illinois University with a B.S. degree in accounting. He has been a CPA since 1974, which included eleven years with the public accounting firms of McGladrey Pullen and KPMG.