James Dubow

Managing Director
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Head of A&M Asia
Leader of company transformations as C-level management and advisor
Experienced in raising public and private capital, debt restructuring and sell-side M&A
30+ years of Asia experience, with a deep focus on China
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Jim Dubow leads A&M Asia, one of the firm’s most dynamic and rapidly growing geographies.

The Asia team brings the firm’s hands-on and action-oriented approach to A&M’s private equity, banking and corporate clients in all our disciplines, including pre-acquisition due diligence, performance improvement, restructuring, fraud investigations and data analytics.

Mr. Dubow assists companies and their stakeholders to grow revenue, increase profits and enhance cash return on assets. When control is important to driving change, he has taken CEO, CFO, CRO, CTO or Director roles at private equity-owned local companies, multinationals and a Chinese state-owned enterprise (SOE). In addition to operating transformations, he has assisted companies to raise capital, restructure debt and complete trade sales. His industry experience spans consumer retail, energy, healthcare and financial services.

Key A&M Asia experience includes: China CEO of a multinational retailer overseeing a comprehensive transformation of product and operations; CEO of a distressed forestry and wood products company, leading to a sale to a strategic investor; CFO of an Asia energy company, where he grew the company, raised several rounds of debt and guided it to a trade sale to a large SOE, who asked him to remain to lead the post-merger integration; CTO of one of the largest Chinese luxury auto dealership groups overseeing transformation of operations and trade financing, leading to a trade sale to its largest competitor; and advisor to a well-known China sportswear retailer during a three-year comprehensive transformation.

Before joining A&M Asia to establish its China operations in 2005, Mr. Dubow was with A&M’s U.S. corporate restructuring practice. While in the U.S., he assisted companies to improve performance while preparing for them to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection or to sell their assets under Court protection, often taking officer positions during the process.

Mr. Dubow started his career assisting multinationals to negotiate joint ventures and establish operations in China. Mr. Dubow earned a bachelor's degree in history, with an emphasis on China, from the University of California, Berkeley. He also earned and a master's degree in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the NYU Stern School of Business. He attended an exchange program at Beijing University as part of his undergraduate studies. He is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin having studied the language for 30 years.