NEW YORK--(Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) takes aim at corporate acquirers through the expansion of its transaction advisory services with the hiring of corporate M&A and deal specialists, David Mulder and Michael Mulder. The former co-founders of Mulder Associates, Inc. bring proven track records leading corporate development activities, and will extend A&M’s transaction advisory capabilities to Global 1000 and mid-market companies. Joining the firm as managing director, David Mulder will head up these efforts, and Michael Mulder will serve as senior director.)--Leading global professional services firm
“By bringing dedicated expertise to corporate M&A transactions, A&M now provides to the strategic acquirer a senior team of professionals who will be involved from the earliest stages of the deal through post-acquisition operational improvement needs”
Initially established in 2006, A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group has served primarily private equity firms, and will now expand its reach further into the corporate M&A market. Drawing on the full breadth of financial, operational and business advisory resources across A&M’s global firm, the corporate transaction advisory team brings an integrated and tailored approach to assisting corporate clients on all phases of the investment process, including developing acquisition strategy, conducting financial, commercial, tax and operational due diligence, supporting merger integration and preparing for successful exits.
“By bringing dedicated expertise to corporate M&A transactions, A&M now provides to the strategic acquirer a senior team of professionals who will be involved from the earliest stages of the deal through post-acquisition operational improvement needs,” said Paul Aversano, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of the firm’s Transaction Advisory Group. “This new service offering builds on our proven track record of serving the private equity market with this same integrated approach, but tailored to the unique needs of the corporate M&A channel.”
“Amidst an environment marked by protracted uncertainty, companies are being forced to work harder and smarter to create value and support growth,” added David Mulder. “In many cases, this means having to assess several opportunities simultaneously and manage multiple deals through the acquisition process. The ability of A&M to provide continuity of services through the entire transaction process on multiple acquisitions will accelerate this process for clients and help lower the costs associated with acquisitions.”
David Mulder has more than 25 years of experience in financial management, mergers & acquisitions, turnaround advisory and disposition advisory services. As co-founder of Mulder Associates Inc., he served in interim CEO, CFO and board of director advisory roles. He has led global acquisition strategies and prepared companies for sale in the pharmaceutical/bio tech, business services, consumer electronics, equipment leasing, and healthcare industries. He also provided financial management, operational reviews, and strategic planning for clients in these industries. During his career, he has invested more than $9 billion serving as a senior vice president of corporate development for several Fortune 500 companies, including Mylan Labs, Mayne Pharma, Cigna Corporation, GE Capital and GE Equity. He began his career at Arthur Andersen as a certified public accountant. A graduate of Rider University, he earned a MBA from Drexel University, where he has served as an adjunct professor.
Michael Mulder also brings more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and engineering industries. During his tenure at Mulder Associates, he led and participated in acquisitions for clients in the bio tech, consumer electronics, correctional services, and equipment leasing industries. He also participated in start-up ventures as well as provided interim management services for clients in various industries. Prior to that, he served in several risk management roles at American Express, where he held executive positions in both fraud risk management and credit risk management functions with responsibility over the receivables quality of the consumer charge card and lending portfolios. He began his career as an electrical engineer at the Rexroth Corporation, where he designed customized control systems for a wide variety of industrial applications across numerous industries. A graduate of Lehigh University, he earned a MBA from Columbia University.
About Alvarez & Marsal
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm specializing in turnaround and interim management, performance improvement and business advisory services. A&M delivers specialist operational, consulting and industry expertise to management and investors seeking to accelerate performance, overcome challenges and maximize value across the corporate and investment lifecycles. Founded in 1983, the firm is known for its distinctive restructuring heritage, hands-on approach and relentless focus on execution and results.
A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group works with private equity and hedge funds and corporate acquirers to identify and maximize value at every point in the transaction lifecycle. Seamlessly integrating the firm’s deep operational heritage with world-class finance, accounting and business consulting expertise, A&M professionals work closely with clients to make informed investment decisions as well as to improve the performance of assets they already own – providing independent and objective analysis that goes well beyond routine due diligence. Services include financial, commercial, tax and operational due diligence, acquisition strategy, exit readiness, merger integration, among others.
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