Keith Kechik
Managing Director
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36+ years of experience in tax matters related to global and private companies, as well as private equity sponsors
Extensive experience in fund structuring and the corresponding integration of portfolio investments
Developed and implemented acquisition structures with transactions ranging from $10 million to $7 billion in value
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Keith Kechik is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand in Chicago, with 36 years of experience in tax matters related to global and private companies, as well as private equity sponsors.

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.