Private Equity Consulting | Deanna Trapp
Deanna Trapp
Managing Director
Private Equity Consulting | Deanna Trapp
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Six years of mergers and acquisition tax experience
Five years of large public company tax experience
Master's degree, University of Illinois
Based in Chicago
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Deanna Trapp is a Managing Director in the Global Transaction Tax practice of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC, and is based in Chicago. Ms. Trapp focuses on private equity clients and transactional tax matters.

Ms. Trapp brings more than 13 years of tax consulting experience serving clients across an array of industries, including professional services, hotel, manufacturing, consumer products, and fitness.  Ms. Trapp focuses on advising financial and strategic buyers and sellers on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including reorganizations, dispositions, leveraged buy-outs, joint ventures and recapitalizations. She also has experience in developing partnership models, buy-side due diligence, sell-side due diligence, transaction structuring, advanced partnership structuring, and integration of existing and acquired businesses.

Additionally, over the course of her career, Ms. Trapp has assisted companies with various aspects of the corporate tax function, including ASC 740, global tax rate management, federal and state compliance services, post-deal integration and IRS audit support.

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Trapp worked with the Mergers and Acquisitions Group and Industry Services Group of PwC Chicago.  She has also worked in the PwC New York and Florham Park offices.

Ms. Trapp earned a Masters in accountancy emphasis on taxation from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor's degree in accountancy from Grand Valley State University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in Illinois and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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