Alvarez and Marsal

Alvarez and Marsal's Private Equity Services

Paul Aversano is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Private Equity Services practice and the Global Practice Leader of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Group. For over 20 years, Mr. Aversano has specialized in leading both buy-side and sell-side financial accounting due diligence projects for complex public and private company transactions, as well as transactions in the capital markets.

As the Global Practice Leader of A&M's Transaction Advisory Group, Mr. Aversano works to deliver the firm’s services to clients not only in North America but throughout Europe, the Middle East, India, Asia and Latin America as well. He leads the group's efforts in the cross-border delivery of services to both private equity firms and strategic buyers around the world.

Mr. Aversano has assisted numerous private equity firms and strategic buyers across a wide spectrum of industries. He specializes in providing accounting and transaction structuring advice for leverage recapitalizations, purchase accounting and SEC reporting, assessing quality of earnings, and GAAP accounting. He critiques financial models and reviews target companies' financial performance to identify cost reductions and / or operating efficiencies. He also brings extensive experience to legal counsel, including expert technical accounting guidance for purchase price arbitration and related analysis and support of purchase price adjustments. He has worked with management teams of private equity-backed portfolio companies to complete add-on acquisitions and direct platform investments.

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The “Decoupling” of M&A in 2020

M&A volume decelerated in 2019; however, its value went up as investors paid high acquisition multiples driven by competition for deals. As Global Practice Leader of our A&M Global Transaction Advisory Group, I share my PoV on the deal landscape in the past year, its impact on the global economy, and what we can expect in 2020.