He has served numerous clients on various tax and accounting issues related to structured finance and investments, mergers and acquisitions, disposition strategies, joint ventures, securitizations, leasing and cross-border planning.
Mr. Kechik has been working extensively with private equity sponsors for more than 25 years, focusing on transaction-related due diligence, with a primary emphasis on structuring and post-close value enhancement opportunities. He also has extensive experience in fund structuring and the corresponding integration of portfolio investments.
He has developed and implemented acquisition structures with transactions ranging from $10 million to $7 billion in value relating to the purchase for closely held businesses, divisions of global companies and businesses that have operations worldwide.
Mr. Kechik has experience across a wide range of industries, including agribusiness, banking and financial services, energy, entertainment and gaming, manufacturing, retail, technology, and wholesale and distribution.
Before A&M, Mr. Kechik served as the western region partner-in-charge of mergers and acquisitions with the transaction tax services group at KPMG. Previously, he was a partner with Deloitte, as well as with Arthur Andersen, where he spent more than 25 years.
Mr. Kechik earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation from De Paul University. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Illinois.
NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.