His industry experience includes manufacturing, consumer products, environmental services, retail, advertising and marketing, specialty finance and business services.
Mr. Parekh’s primary focus is on determining acquisition targets' quality of earnings and working capital requirements through analysis of financial data and discussions with management to assist with the determination of purchase price. He also identifies key performance indicators and trends to determine the sustainability of earnings and the growth potential of acquisition targets. He ensures that acquisition and financing agreements reflect the proper deal structure and coincide with financial due diligence findings. He has also evaluated both investor and management forecast models, performed synergy / cost savings determination analyses and completed carve-out / standalone assessments.
Mr. Parekh also served in a project management role for the finance department of Lehman Brothers Holdings, where he led / participated in various projects, including the sale and transition of Lehman’s Investment Management Division, the tracking and monitoring of audit and audit-related activities internationally for purposes of reporting to the audit committee and ensuring timely reporting, the development of a bankruptcy estate budget and the sale and transition of two trust banks.
Before A&M, Mr. Parekh was a manager with the transaction services practice of KPMG, where he analyzed transaction opportunities and advised both strategic and private equity clients. Previously, he was with the audit and advisory practice of Ernst & Young in New York. Earlier, he was with the transaction advisory services practice of Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Parekh earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Binghamton University, School of Management, where he was a member of the Honors program. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in New York, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, where he is a member of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.