Alvarez & Marsal Bolsters M&A Tax Capabilities and Expands Global Transaction Advisory Group Leadership in Asia
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has appointed Yvette Chan to Managing Director, based in Hong Kong, to lead the Asia M&A Tax Advisory Practice within the firm’s Global Transaction Advisory Group. Ms. Chan’s appointment, along with the promotions of Richard Chen in Singapore and Colin Gater in Hong Kong to Managing Director, enables A&M to provide seamless cross-border transaction support to clients in Asia and further enhances the firm’s growing footprint and capabilities in the region.
Ms. Chan has more than 14 years of experience, of which the past 10 were advising clients in Asia on tax and regulatory issues related to the full range of domestic and cross-border transactions. She has advised on numerous mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures, corporate restructurings and pre-initial public offering (IPO) restructuring projects in China and Hong Kong. She has deep expertise working with Chinese corporates, private equity funds and real estate firms on tax issues relating to their outbound investment in Japan, Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN), Australia, Europe, Israel, the U.S. and Brazil.
Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Chan was with KPMG in London and Hong Kong, where she most recently served as a Partner in the M&A Tax team in the Hong Kong office.
Mr. Chen specializes in accounting and financial analysis for both buy-side and sell-side transactions for private equity firms and strategic buyers. He has advised clients across multiple sectors including consumer goods and retail, industrial products and services, transportation and logistics, energy and resources, software and services, media and semiconductors.
Mr. Gater has extensive transaction advisory and business advisory experience across multiple industry sectors in Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America.
Xuong Liu an A&M Managing Director and the Transaction Advisory Group Asia Practice Leader, said, “Yvette’s experience handling tax and regulatory issues across the region significantly improves our capabilities and aligns with our offering. Her in-depth knowledge, combined with Richard’s and Colin’s wealth of experience, is a cornerstone of our continued expansion in Asia that will help clients seize deal opportunities and address transaction challenges.”
Ms. Chan said, “I am very excited to be joining A&M, and particularly at a time of such robust M&A activity in Greater China and South East Asia. The firm’s operational heritage, entrepreneurial culture and freedom from audit conflicts provides the perfect platform to help clients maximize value.”
Paul Aversano , Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group, said, “We are on course with our strategic growth plan and recently announced expansions in the Nordics and France. Our augmented footprint across Greater China and South East Asia broadens our unique ability to provide global perspectives alongside boots-on-the-ground expertise. Our growing talent base in Singapore further enhances our ability to serve our clients in South East Asia and is an endorsement of our commitment to the region. Individually and collectively, Yvette, Richard and Colin bolster our bench strength in Asia.”
About Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.
With over 3,500 people across four continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Comprised of experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities, A&M leverages its restructuring heritage to turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage of growth.
About Alvarez & Marsal Global Transaction Advisory Group
A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group provides investors and lenders the answers needed to get the deal done. We combine our firm’s deep operational, industry and functional resources with Big Four-quality financial accounting and tax expertise to assess key deal drivers and focus on the root cause of any critical deal issues. As the largest transaction advisory practice outside the Big Four, our global integrated teams help private equity, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and hedge funds as well as corporate acquirers unlock value across the investment lifecycle. The firm’s Global Transaction Advisory Group includes over 350 professionals in 22 offices throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, India and Asia. Our global team has extensive industry knowledge across multiple sectors including, but not limited to, dedicated industry verticals in healthcare, software & technology, energy and financial services.
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