Alvarez & Marsal adds data specialist to lead global transaction analytics services in Europe
Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), has appointed Abhinav Agarwal as a Senior Director based in London. Agarwal joins A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group to lead their Global Transaction Analytics (GTA) service offering in Europe and brings more than 15 years of transactions experience.
Prior to joining A&M, Agarwal spent more than a decade leading buy-side, vendor assistance, carve-out, and sell-side projects in PwC’s Transaction Services team, working to deploy advanced analytics in an M&A context.
Agarwal specialises in interpreting and presenting large data sets to support transactions, both in public- and private equity-led deals. He advises strategic buyers and sellers by leveraging big data and analytics to provide faster and deeper insights to support better-informed decisions.
He has experience advising businesses across a wide range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, FMCG, technology and healthcare, and has worked on projects across multiple markets including the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, India and the Middle East.
The addition of Agarwal to the London team will enhance A&M’s cross-border integrated client proposition, and further supplement the use of advanced analytics in transactions, which was bolstered in the UK last year with the addition of Devean George. Agarwal’s arrival will also support the firm’s existing offering in business technology and post-deal analytics currently spearheaded in Europe by Yawar Murad.
David Evans, Managing Director and European Practice Leader with A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Abhinav to the Global Transaction Analytics team, and to the wider Global Transaction Advisory Group, which continues to grow at pace. With transaction analytics playing an increasingly integral role in both buy and sell-side transactions, Abhinav will play a vital role in enhancing our use of data as we help our clients limit risk, while maximising value.
Steven Lee, Managing Director in A&M’s Global Transaction Advisory Group and the Global Practice Leader of its Global Transaction Analytics service offering, says: “Our Global Transaction Analytics team is perfectly placed to advise clients across the globe on a wide variety of deals. With both buy-side and sell-side experience, Abhinav brings the core expertise to support our growing client base and rapidly expanding team in Europe.”
Yawar Murad, Managing Director with A&M’s Private Equity Performance Improvement Group, says: “Abhinav’s work will complement the unique approach we take at A&M, by offering clients the full suite of services across practice areas and in both public and private markets.”
“With private equity funds holding significant amounts of dry powder, we expect deal flow to pick up this year, with markets buoyed by the COVID-19 vaccine. Transaction analytics will continue to be crucial for these deal-making decisions and complements the operational aspect of the advice A&M provides to private equity clients both pre- and post-deal.”
Abhinav Agarwal, Senior Director with A&M, says: “This is a very exciting time to be joining the growing transactions team at A&M, which offers clients across the world first-class data analytics services.”
“The nature of due diligence is changing rapidly, and so too is the information available around transactions. Taking a truly data-led approach presents a key opportunity to deliver further insights and unlock value for clients, enabling them to make evidence-based decisions when it matters the most.”