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November 15, 2018

New York –  Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) Global Transaction Advisory Group has established a North America Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice as part of its U.S. growth strategy. Paul H. Barry and Faisel Hussein join as New York-based Managing Directors and will co-lead the practice.

“Corporate M&A has been a tremendous growth channel for our firm. Both Paul and Faisel’s extensive experience in corporate strategy, growing businesses, and complex M&A transactions augments our ability to address corporate clients’ critical needs,” said Bryan Marsal, Co-Founder of A&M.

“Our continued success and ability to add highly-regarded C-suite leaders to our Global Transaction Advisory group results from strong market demand for a full-service integrated approach to corporate M&A,” said Paul Aversano, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group. “Paul and Faisel’s significant global M&A experience complements our Transaction Advisory practice and will continue to drive value into our corporate channel as they advise companies on maximizing value of strategic alternatives and execution.”

Mr. Barry brings over 30 years of strategic, financial, and operations experience specializing in the energy, industrial, media, and mining industries. His expertise includes the development and execution of global growth initiatives. He has led over $100 billion of landmark strategic transformations and corporate M&A.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Barry served as Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Public Infrastructure Partners LLC (PIP), where he led the company’s operating platform of highly experienced industry executives with expertise in M&A, operations, and maximizing investor returns. PIP’s partners and clients included leading corporations and private equity, infrastructure, and pension funds in North America and Europe.

Mr. Barry previously served as a senior executive for a number of industry-leading Fortune 500 companies in various strategic, finance, and operational roles including Duke Energy, GE, CBS (Westinghouse), and Kinross Gold.

“I am delighted to join A&M, together with Faisel, to expand the firm’s corporate M&A presence and unlock value for clients. A&M’s full-suite of products and services provide clients with hands-on M&A expertise across every aspect of a transaction,” said Mr. Barry. “The firm’s integrated approach is rooted in its deep operational heritage and is a key differentiator that helps address client’s strategic considerations and performance improvement needs.”

Mr. Hussein brings 20 years of strategic and financial expertise specializing in the technology, media, telecommunications (TMT), mining, healthcare, and energy industries. His expertise includes valuation analysis, transaction structuring, and M&A execution. He has completed over $50 billion in complex public and private corporate transactions including cross-border M&A and long-term strategy formulation.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Hussein served as Chief Development Officer and co-founder of PIP, where he was responsible for global client advisory and led M&A execution to create value across growth, distressed, and undercapitalized opportunities.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussein was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets. While at RBC, he co-founded the Los Angeles investment banking office, expanded the firm’s global footprint, and completed several multi-billion dollar cross-border M&A transactions. Mr. Hussein has also advised public sector, municipal and government entities on M&A and strategy.

“A&M is unparalleled in its ability to both advise and implement across strategy, tax, operations, financial due diligence, performance improvement, and other related M&A services necessary to drive shareholder value. I’ve been extremely impressed with the firm’s results-oriented culture and agility to deliver tangible results for clients,”said Mr. Hussein. “The ability to combine PIP’s intellectual capital and deep industry relationships with A&M’s Transaction Advisory team, provides corporate clients with expert advice necessary to ensure seamless M&A and strategic transactions.”

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.

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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 23 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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