David Arrabito
Senior Director
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13 years providing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence
Specializes in cross-border transactions in emerging markets
Completed long-term assignments in São Paulo, Hong Kong, and Ho Chi Minh City
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Buyers that limit transaction due diligence to traditional financial and tax areas are at risk of missing significant opportunities and exposures.
David Arrabito is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group based in Los Angeles.

He has over 15 years of transaction related experience specializing in buy-side and sell-side due diligence for private equity firms and strategic acquirers. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Arrabito was a Senior Manager with EY's transaction advisory and divestiture advisory practices.

Mr. Arrabito has generalist experience across a broad range of industries including automotive, agriculture, distribution, e-commerce, education, engineering and construction, chemicals, food & beverage, infrastructure, life sciences, manufacturing, media & publishing, medical supplies, payments processing, professional services, shipping and logistics, and retail. 

Mr. Arrabito has extensive experience in cross-border transactions having completed long-term secondments in Hong Kong and Brazil. He has also advised on cross-border transactions in Russia and India. Additionally, he has worked in private equity and investment banking capacities. Prior to focusing exclusively on transactions, he spent four years in EY's assurance practice serving public and private audit clients.  He has broad knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and Brazilian GAAP.

Mr. Arrabito earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Seton Hall University where he graduated as valedictorian of the Stillman School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Arrabito speaks native English and fluent Portuguese.

Note: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs, but is not a licensed CPA firm.