Kent Willetts
Managing Director
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20+ years of experience helping clients buy, sell or go public
Energy industry leader for transaction advisory
Certified Public Accountant in Illinois
Based in Houston
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Kent Willetts is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group in Houston. He specializes in providing financial due diligence and accounting advisory services to private and public companies.
With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Willetts is the energy industry leader for the firm's Transaction Advisory practice. He has advised clients on numerous acquisitions and divestitures, including international opportunities in Europe, Asia and Latin America. His experience has spanned across a wide variety of industries including energy (equipment, services, midstream, downstream, mining, E&P, and power generation) and manufacturing and distribution (consumer products, industrial equipment, construction products, aerospace, electronics and printing).
 
Mr. Willetts's primary areas of expertise are analyzing quality of earnings, evaluating cash flows in terms of key business drivers, structuring transactions, accounting for mergers and acquisitions, assessing SEC reporting requirements, critiquing valuation models and reviewing purchase agreements. He assists clients throughout all phases of an acquisition, from pre-deal evaluation through post-deal purchase price adjustment support. For divestitures, he helps prepare clients for private sales or initial public offerings.
 
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Willetts was a Partner with the Private Equity Transaction Services practice of KPMG LLP in Chicago. In this role, he managed the delivery of a portfolio of services to private equity funds with committed capital of $100 million to more than $7 billion. This included leading financial due diligence projects and overseeing the delivery of tax, audit and other advisory services.
 
Previously, Mr. Willetts was with the Transaction Advisory Services practice of Arthur Andersen in Chicago. Earlier, he was with the Audit practice of Arthur Andersen in Toledo, Ohio. Mr. Willetts earned his bachelor's degree in accountancy with high honors from the University of Illinois. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Illinois. Mr. Willetts is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Illinois CPA Society.
 
Note: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs, but is not a CPA firm.​