John Paul Kingston
Senior Director
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10+ years of transaction advisory experience
Advisor to PE and corporate clients across a number of sectors
London based, with experience across the U.K., Europe, U.S. and APAC
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Paul Kingston is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group in London. He specializes in buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence and merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services for private equity (PE) and corporate clients, and independent and other business reviews for sponsors, creditors and other stakeholders.

With more than 10 years of experience in due diligence, Mr. Kingston has advised clients across the U.K., Europe, U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) and​ across a range of industries and sectors, including: leisure, retail and consumer goods, education, media, technology and software, manufacturing and business services. He has developed skills in critically evaluating a company’s key financial and operational business drivers, the quality and sustainability of forecast earnings and cash flows, working capital requirements, and key pricing and value points (and their impact on sale and purchase agreements).

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Kingston spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, first in the Consumer & Industrial Products & Services assurance team and then the Transaction Services team in London and Hong Kong, including a period with the Transaction Modelling practice.

Mr. Kingston's clients have included PE sponsors and financial institutions such as Inflexion, Platinum Equity, LDC, Marlin Equity, Endless, Equistone, Waterland, Sovereign, Souter Investments, Caird Capital, BlueGem and Warburg Pincus, and corporate and other bodies such as Bertelsmann Music Group, the Civil Aviation Authority, Spectris plc, Li & Fung, NTT Docomo, Chinalco, Cyril Sweett plc, Tata Steel and UBM.​

Notable transactions / target companies include D&D London, CP Electronics, TNT Post (Whistl), Whitworths, various record labels / music companies (including Alberts, Skint/Loaded, Union Square, Ram Records), Euromedic, Amtico, Consolidated Aviation Services (CAS USA) and the CAA licensing of Thomas Cook plc and Monarch Group.

Mr. Kingston earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and mathematics from King’s College, London. He is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.