Jon Higginson
Senior Director
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20+ years of experience in private equity, operations consulting and interim management
Expert in leading and executing value creation programmes
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Jon Higginson is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal in London. He brings over 20 years of experience in private equity, operations consulting and interim management.

Mr. Higginson’s areas of focus include leading and executing value creation programmes.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Higginson was a Principal at Doughty Hanson Private Equity. As an Operating Partner, he worked with management across Doughty Hanson's global private equity portfolio (15 companies) - to cut costs, improve cash, and grow businesses profitably:

Led the Operating Partner team (from due diligence to exit) for Grupo Quirón, a Spanish healthcare buy and build transaction.  Identified and delivered €30m in synergies (top line and cost). Worked with management, deal team and advisors to quantify the pre-deal potential synergies, and then to develop the post-deal value creation plan, as well as support and monitor execution.

Realised over €75m in savings for LM Windpower, a global wind blade manufacturer - through a multi-year cost out programme, while building the organisation.

Worked with the senior management at Avanza, a Spanish bus operator, to identify the key value drivers in the business and execute a programme of projects to realise the benefits. Created a buy and build value creation platform by developing a series of contracts to realize savings quickly from follow on acquisitions.  Saved €13m of capital expenditure and €8m of operating expense. Worked with management to develop, specify and recruit a new organisation.

Led a profit improvement review of Asco - a global leader in oilfield support services -  including a turnaround of Enviroco, a UK environmental waste business, through pricing improvement projects, cost reduction and operational improvements.

Coached senior management at Eurofiber – the Dutch fiberoptic infrastructure company – to save 10% on their installation costs by restructuring their supply base.  Supported the integration of two add-on acquisitions.

Worked with deal team and management to develop the synergy estimates for the merger of TMF and Equity Trust, two global financial services companies. Supported the post-deal integration and monitoring process.  Led the realization of €10m savings.

Prior to joining Doughty Hanson, Mr. Higginson was an operations consultant and interim manager with A.T. Kearney, Integral, and Efficio.

Mr. Higginson earned a master’s degree in business administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in economics from Bowdoin College, USA.