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SHANGHAI  Feb. 22, 2023 — Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) significantly extended its Global Transaction Advisory Group’s  (TAG) offering across Asia with the appointment of Shanghai-based Stella Yuan, as Managing Director and Practice Co-Leader of TAG Asia. Ms. Yuan’s joining, supported by seven additional Managing Directors and 32 practitioner hires, also based in China, showcases the breadth of Global TAG’s Asia expansion. A&M’s growing footprint and capabilities across Asia, underscores the firm’s commitment to help private equity (PE) firms and corporations worldwide maximize value.

The new 40 member team in China is the latest milestone of Global TAG’s strategic growth plan following on its recent expansions in the Middle EastSpainItalyGermany, and Canada. These appointments bolster A&M’s lines of service and integrated platform to help clients capitalize on regional and cross-border investment opportunities across the broader Asia Pacific region and beyond.

As the Global TAG Asia Practice Co-Leader, alongside Hong Kong-based Managing Director Xuong Liu, Ms. Yuan advises clients on due diligence and transaction advisory matters. With over 20 years of experience, she has been involved in some of the largest buyout and privatization transactions in Greater China. Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Yuan served as Greater China Private Equity Leader and Greater China Transaction Diligence Leader with EY.

EY and other Big 4 veterans Kevin GuRunald LiStella NiTim WangLingfen WuBonnie Xin, and Jimmy Zhou who join A&M as Managing Directors, augment the firm’s China-based financial accounting expertise and ability to solve for clients’ complex problems.

Paul Aversano, Managing Director and Global Practice Leader of A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group, stressed the momentum of Global TAG’s expansion plan, “Stella and her team significantly amplify our capabilities. They bring the deep financial and vendor due diligence expertise along with the post deal support experience that clients require in a competitive and challenging deal environment. They share the firm’s results-oriented approach borne of A&M’s operational heritage. This ready-to-run team advances our ability to leverage the firm’s integrated platform to benefit local, regional and international clients.”

Mr. Liu said “Against the backdrop of China’s evolving market, Stella’s appointment, along with this team of outstanding practitioners, augments our growing portfolio of services. These new hires complement A&M’s 360-degree approach to problem-solving which drives performance and maximizes value for clients. Their strong sector expertise, including consumer goodsretail, and life sciences, will further enhance our ability to help clients navigate local and cross-border transactions as the Asian market moves towards more controlled deals, including buy outs.”

Ms. Yuan, observed, “Clients seek advisors with a full range of services across the transaction life cycle including due diligence expertise, post deal interim financial management and accounting and data support capabilities. A&M provides the breadth of services, fully supported by in-depth industry experience, required for generating value across the lifecycle of the deal. The firm’s integrated platform helps us attract the best talent across the region that can best address the market’s needs.”

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. When conventional approaches are not enough to create transformation and drive change, clients seek our deep expertise and ability to deliver practical solutions to their unique problems.

With over 7,000 people across five continents, we deliver tangible results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders, and their teams, leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results. We are experienced operators, world-class consultants, former regulators and industry authorities with a shared commitment to telling clients what is really needed for turning change into a strategic business asset, managing risk and unlocking value at every stage of growth.

About Alvarez & Marsal Global Transaction Advisory Group

A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group provides investors and lenders the answers needed to get the deal done. We combine our firm’s deep operational, industry and functional resources with Big Four-quality financial accounting and tax expertise to assess key deal drivers and focus on the root cause of any critical deal issues. As the largest transaction advisory practice outside the Big Four, our global integrated teams help private equity, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and hedge funds as well as corporate acquirers unlock value across the investment lifecycle.

The firm’s Global Transaction Advisory Group includes over 800 professionals in 33 offices throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Middle East, India, and Asia. Our global team has extensive industry knowledge across multiple sectors including, but not limited to, dedicated industry verticals in healthcare & life sciences, software & technology, energy & infrastructure and financial services.