Shawn Edwards

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  • sedwards@hardestyllc.com
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Shawn Edwards

Partner in the Orange County Office

Biography

Shawn has more than 15 years of private equity and M&A experience at middle market companies focused on software/information/technology.  During that time, he has partnered with CEO’s and leadership teams to accelerate growth and maximize value. Shawn specializes in transforming family owned businesses into high-performing private equity platform companies.  He has participated in approximately 10 M&A transactions over the past 15 years. This M&A experience includes both bolt-on and transforming deals as well as buy-side and sell-side experience. While Shawn prefers high-growth organizations, he has also dealt with the hardships of a liquidity challenged environment that resulted in an out-of-court restructure.  With his experience in software/information businesses, Shawn believes in the power of transparency and leveraging data driven analysis to drive informed business decisions.

Shawn attended the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, inactive. Shawn lives in Newport Beach, California.