Alvarez and Marsal

Alvarez & Marsal Adds Seasoned Transaction Advisory Professionals to Serve Continued Increase in Market Demand

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) continues its commitment to serving clients globally and regionally with the appointments of David Kent and Samira Imamverdiyeva in New York. With these additions, the Global Transactional Advisory practice has recently made over 30 new hires in the U.S alone to further service clients’ growing needs.

Mr. Kent joins as a Senior Director and brings more than 13 years of financial accounting advisory experience working on lower and middle-market acquisitions to multibillion-dollar complex cross-border projects. For the past 10 years, he has provided both buy and sell side financial due diligence services to private equity and corporate clients on transactions valued from $20 million to $5 billion.  His areas of expertise include identification and assessment of financial risk areas, quantification of items directly impacting transaction valuation, analysis of key performance indicators, purchase agreement reviews and carve-out transaction implications.

“Our continued expansion to add high quality professionals to our North America Transaction Advisory practice is a direct result of our private equity clients’ increased demand for our unique approach of integrating A&M’s deep operational, industry and functional expertise with traditional Big Four financial accounting and tax services, in an environment that is free of audit-based conflicts of interest” said Paul Aversano, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group.  “A&M’s expanding global footprint coupled with David’s background and level of expertise furthers our ability to advise clients in this environment”.

Mr. Kent has served clients across a range of industries including manufacturing, retail, consumer products, industrial products, business services, information services, technology, media and entertainment. He has also led international due diligence transactions for both private equity and strategic buyers.

Mr. Kent earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Prior to joining A&M, David was a Senior Manager at EY in their Transaction Advisory Services practice in both the firm’s New York and London offices.

Additionally, our Transaction Advisory Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory team has added Samira Imamverdiyeva as a Senior Director. With over 12 years of experience, she brings extensive technical accounting and SEC reporting advice to clients in a wide range of industries. Her sector experience includes asset management, real estate, private equity, financial services, pharma and technology.

“Samira’s accounting and reporting expertise fortifies our best in class capabilities and helps our clients navigate through capital markets transactions and complex accounting issues” said Mike Tamulis, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Transaction Advisory Group.

Ms. Imamverdiyeva earned a master of business administration degree from Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary, VA. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of New Hampshire, and is an FCCA with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom.  Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Imamverdiyeva spent over 12 years as a Senior Manager in the Transaction Services Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Group practice at PwC in their New York office.


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