Michael O'Dowd
Managing Director
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20+ years performing due diligence services for private equity and strategic buyers
Advises clients on assessing quality of earnings and working capital, leverage recapitalizations, purchase accounting, SEC reporting and GAAP accounting
Specializes in complex acquisitions involving businesses carved out of public and private companies
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Michael O’Dowd is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group in New York.

With more than 16 years of transaction-related experience, he specializes in coordinating and leading financial accounting due diligence projects for both buy-side and sell-side engagements.

He has advised clients on assessing quality of earnings and working capital, leverage recapitalizations, purchase accounting, SEC reporting and GAAP accounting. Additionally, he has advised on complex acquisitions involving businesses that are carved out of public and private companies. He also assists clients with the drafting of purchase and sale agreements, purchase price adjustment mechanisms and the determination of post-transaction reporting requirements.

Mr. O’Dowd has served clients across a range of industries, including manufacturing, retail, distribution, consumer products, industrial products, business services and financial services. He has also led international due diligence transactions for both private equity and strategic buyers.

Prior to joining A&M, he was a managing director with the transaction advisory services practice of Duff & Phelps between 2005 and 2012. Previously, he was with the transaction advisory services practices of both Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in New York.

Mr. O’Dowd earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Pennsylvania.

NOTE: Alvarez & Marsal employs CPAs but is not a licensed CPA firm.