Michael White
Managing Director
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Co-leader of the capital markets and accounting advisory practice
Assists companies as they prepare for initial public offerings, debt issuances and other capital markets transactions
20+ years of combined industry and consulting experience in technical accounting and SEC reporting matters
Advises on complex accounting and reporting issues, including business combinations, revenue recognition, fresh start accounting and foreign currency matters
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Michael White is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Transaction Advisory Group in New York, where he oversees the capital markets and accounting advisory practice. Mr. White assists companies as they prepare for initial public offerings (IPOs), debt issuances and other capital markets transactions. He also advises on complex accounting and reporting issues, including business combinations, revenue recognition, foreign currency matters, fresh start accounting and leases.

With more than 20 years of technical accounting and SEC reporting experience, Mr. White works with financial accounting due diligence teams and clients across a broad range of industries to evaluate accounting and reporting matters that are identified throughout the transaction lifecycle, including the due diligence phase, the ownership period and the sales process.

Before A&M, Mr. White led the technical accounting and SEC reporting function at a $2 billion public consumer products company. In this role, he led a multi-location staff and functioned as the key technical accounting advisor, working with executive management and the audit committee on matters including share-based compensation, revenue recognition, business combinations and restructuring. In addition, he was appointed to the disclosure and compliance committees, played a significant role in implementing relevant provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and supervised the company’s enterprise risk management process.

Mr. White was also a manager in the audit practice of Ernst & Young, where he served a wide range of public and non-public clients.

His extensive experience includes assisting clients in their preparation and filing of SEC registration statements for IPOs and leading the accounting and reporting effort on large corporate debt offerings under Rule 144A or through shelf registrations. Additionally, he has managed company responses to SEC staff comment letters on Forms S-1, 10-Q and 10-K.

Mr. White earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with a minor in finance, from Fairfield University, where he graduated with honors. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in both New York and Connecticut, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New York State Society of CPAs and the Connecticut State Society of CPAs.