Alvarez and Marsal

Corporate M&A Services

Paul Aversano

Managing Director & Global Practice Leader

A&M combines deep Financial, Tax and Operations services necessary for every type of M&A transaction (buy-side, sell-side, carve-out, cross-border, etc.).

Our hands-on approach provides client with independent support for strategy, finance, tax, operations, HR, and IT. In addition, A&M works closely with external teams including investment banks, counsel, auditors, and others to maximize M&A transaction success.


A&M provides a flexible support model that allows clients to adjust services according to specific needs. Our robust service model combines operational, functional and industry expertise with financial accounting and tax services to maximize the value of every transaction.


Being the Arms & Legs: Providing “extra bodies,” Predetermined Tasks, Largely “Client”-Directed, Weighted towards Junior Staff

Project Management: Workstream Coordination, Communication, Status-tracking & Reporting and Synergy Validation

Expert Advisory: Filling gaps with experience-based input, problem-solving with a functional/geographic focus

Leadership: Planning & Execution, Decision-making Authority, Accountability for Success


  • More Insights; Better Decisions; Faster Execution
  • Increased Efficiency & Competitiveness
  • Improved Risk Identification & Mitigation
  • Maximum Synergy Capture
  • Drive Value Creation Throughout Transaction

THE Transaction Lifecycle

A&M provides exceptional M&A support throughout the transaction lifecycle and works closely with external teams including investment banks, counsel, auditors, and others to maximize M&A transaction success.

Strategy +
Supporting Analysis
Offer + Negotiation
Structuring +
Transaction Close

  • Situation Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Quality of Earnings
  • Buy-Side Support
  • Sell-Side Preparedness
  • Pro Forma Support
  • Detailed Pro Forma
  • Credit Metrics
  • Equity Impacts
  • Purchase Allocation
  • Accounting Entries
  • Financial Metrics
  • Accounting
  • W/C Adjustment
  • Earn-out
  • Tax
  • Due Diligence
  • Tax Modeling
  • Deal Value Planning
  • LOI/SPA Assistance
  • Tax Optimization
  • Structuring
  • Execution Advisory
  • Purchase Allocation
  • Return Prep/Review
  • Documentation
  • Operations
  • Due Diligence
  • Data Analytics
  • Synergies
  • TSA Support
  • Define KPIs
  • Milestones
  • Day 1 Readiness
  • Interim Leadership
  • Integration/Separation (e.g. PMI)
  • Implementation
  • Strategy + Supporting Analysis
    We provide situation analysis, comprehensive due diligence, tax modeling, data analytics and synergy analysis.
    Offer & Negotiation Support
    We assist clients with buy-side support and sell-side preparedness ranging from pro forma financials to LOI/SPA assistance to TSA support.
    Structuring & Financing Support
    We work closely with clients to establish detailed financial and operational considerations necessary to ensure seamless transition and Day 1 readiness planning.
    Transaction Close
    We conduct purchase price allocation along with supporting tax/accounting assistance; in addition, we provide hands-on leadership to effect post-merger integration or carve-out support.
    We provide comprehensive post-close services including financial accounting, working capital adjustments, help with earn-outs, tax return preparation & review, tax documentation, and complete hands-on operations implementation.


    “A&M has adeptly positioned itself across the restructuring and TAS businesses for a counter-cyclical market strategy, and with recent investments in scale and analytics is one of the non-Big Four providers most often mentioned.”

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