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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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High Point in Deal Cycle, Self-Heated Mug

I joined Bloomberg Radio’s Carol Massar & Jason Kelly on Businessweek to discuss the dealmaking cycle, including the current “Vortex of Volatility” and trends in the private equity space. Listen to our full interview below.

Source: Bloomberg Radio

Trump Attributes Market Volatility to Midterms

Despite President Trump’s pro-business policies, the potential for gridlock in Washington is weighing on financial markets. Here I sit down with Melissa Francis on Fox Business’ After the Bell to discuss how uncertainty is creating market volatility heading into the midterm elections.

Source: Fox Business Network

Paul Aversano Talks 4Q18 M&A Outlook

From technological disruption to an abundance of dry powder, there are several factors playing a major role in 2018’s record-breaking M&A activity. To hear my PoV on this topic, watch my conversation with host Oliver Renick on TD Ameritade’s Morning Trade Live below.

Source: TD Ameri Trade Network


Here at Alvarez & Marsal, our Transaction Advisory Group takes a personal stake in the clients’ needs and successes. I discuss in this A&M’s Signature Series video our differentiating factor of how we value building client trust and maintaining relationships, as well as adding an element of fun and engagement, in every partnership we cultivate.


Corporate Transformation: Harvesting Operational Benefits to Increase Transaction Value

With a global M&A record of $2 trillion before H1 2018 even ended, sell-side due diligence has become more crucial in any ongoing transactional negotiations. Through Alvarez & Marsal’s unique, holistic approach of our different business units’ operational, functional and industry expertise, we provide our clients and partners the maximum deal value and reduced risk as companies undergo corporate transformation. Learn more about our integrated financial services.

Why Chinese Investment is Headed to European Shores

Our Alvarez & Marsal Global Transaction Advisory Group Managing Director Xuong Liu and I share our insights on the current US & China trade tensions’ impact on cross-border M&A with Acquisitions Daily. Read more on our global industry perspective.

A “Local” View of Global Trade, Market Volatility and M&A

Recently, I visited with our global Alvarez & Marsal teams and clients in Mexico and across several parts of Asia where I had the opportunity to gather local insight valuable to investors in the private equity, sovereign wealth fund and family office space. Click below to read my perspective on how the Trump Administration’s actions are fostering a “Vortex of Volatility” in the market and are largely impacting global trade.

US Public Equity Market Volatility – March 2018

In February & early March of 2018, we’ve seen a high level of volatility and uncertainty in the US Public Equity Market. While interest rates and inflation certainly are to blame, there are more factors responsible. Click here to read my insights on the other contributing factors, including tech disruption, over-abundance of capital and the “fear of missing out.”