Joao Lencioni
Senior Director
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14+ years of restructuring experience
Expert in restructuring, management consulting, M&A and business development
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Joao Lencioni is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in São Paulo.

He brings more than 14 years of experience in restructuring, management consulting, M&A and business development. Mr. Lencioni has worked with clients across a range of industries, including chemical, capital goods, workforce outsourcing and construction equipment rentals.

Most recently at A&M, Mr. Lencioni led as CFO of a chemical company during its distressed M&A transaction (USD 380M). He settled and restructured R$ 1 billion bank debt - out of court with a significant haircut. He also served as CEO / CRO for an auto-parts manufacturer responsible for planning and executing wind-down scenarios. Mr. Lencioni implemented initiatives to decrease liabilities, relocate plants, execute massive layoffs and handled union negotiations. He negotiated with 3 OEMs delivering 15% revenue increase and eliminated cash burn. 

Additionally, Mr. Lencioni served as CFO / CRO of a heavy vehicles auto parts manufacture in a complex case involving judicial reorganization, CH 11 in Brazil and CH 15 in the US of R$ 1.9 billion of debt, 3300 employees and five plants. He oversaw a plant shutdown with 800 people and a union negotiation including arbitration in the labor court, with political and PR issues. He effectively implemented a communication plan to reduce the negative impact on employees and local media, executed two divestments amounting R$ 300 million in the auto part industry, and was responsible for negotiations with potential buyers, five unions, U.S. and Brazilian lawyers, international debt holders and the court trustee.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Lencioni was a member of the Special Situation Fund at Brasil Plural Bank where he was involved in a strategic alliance with a Canadian investor to jointly acquire a copper mine, R$ 1 billion debt, resulting in 5x cash-on-cash in 10 months after its IPO. He also spent five years as a Management Consultant with Table Partners, two years as an Investment Banker with Lazard and Brasil Plural, two years as a Business Developer with ThyssenKrupp and spent three years working in the United States. 

Mr. Lencioni earned a degree in business administration from EAESP - Fundação Getulio Vargas (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and KMI program at Kellogg School of Management in 2010 (Evanston-IL, USA). He is fluent in English and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of Spanish.