Richard Chen
Senior Director
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Has worked on over 100 M&A transactions including cross-border transactions in North America, Asia and Europe
11+ years of experience in financial due diligence
Based in Shanghai, P.R.China for 5+ years
Bachelor’s degree, UC Berkeley; licensed California CPA
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Richard Chen is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Transaction Advisory Group in Shanghai, specializing in accounting and financial analysis for both buy-side and sell-side transaction matters for private equity firms and strategic buyers.

He brings more than 10 years of transaction and audit experience across a range of industries including private equity, consumer goods and retail, industrial products and services, transportation and logistics, energy and resources, software and services, media and semiconductors.

Mr. Chen has advised clients on over 80 due diligence projects for leading corporations and private equity firms. He has extensive cross-border experience, which includes transactions in China, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Canada.

Before joining A&M, he worked with KPMG in both their transaction advisory and audit practices. In 2010, he was seconded to China for several years to help bolster and improve the quality of deliverables from the China practice.

Mr. Chen’s notable transactions in China include: Tsinghua Unigroup’s de-listing and acquisition of Spreadtrum Communications; FountainVest and CMC’s investment in IMAX China; Primavera Capital’s proposed de-listing and acquisition of Shanda Games; Hershey’s majority investment in Shanghai Golden Monkey; TA Associates minority investment in Foregame Technologies; and Walmart’s majority investment in Yi Hao Dian.

During his time in audit, he served in various capacities, including roles as a supervising senior auditor for several large, publicly-traded companies in the software and retail / consumer electronics industries. In addition, Mr. Chen was involved in the implementation and roll-out of Sarbanes-Oxley 404 audit procedures at these audit clients.

He has advised numerous companies on revenue recognition issues. He served as a national instructor on revenue recognition issues at his prior firm and assisted a number of clients with post-acquisition accounting advice, including the application of revenue recognition guidance.

Mr. Chen earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) registered in California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and California Society of CPA’s. A U.S. citizen, he has been based in Shanghai since 2010.