Daily News: November 18, 2013

A&M Valuation Services Adds Four Senior Professionals

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announced that Nausheer Allibhoy, Robert Corso, Michael Halliwell and William Snyder have joined the firm’s Valuation Services practice as managing directors in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., respectively.

“Asset valuation is critical to the success of a range of business transactions but often difficult to measure accurately,” said John O’Neill, national practice leader of A&M Valuation Services. “This complexity has spurred us to increase the breadth of skills A&M offers. Nausheer, Bob, Michael and Bill bring a depth of expertise that will further enhance our proven perspective on the technical, business, regulatory and accounting nuances that underpin valuation.”

Allibhoy comes to A&M from SingerLewak LLP where he led the valuation advisory practice. Earlier, he was a managing director in the Los Angeles office of Duff & Phelps. Allibhoy brings 20 years of experience advising clients regarding valuations related to mergers and acquisitions, strategic alternatives, restructuring, dispute resolutions, tax planning and financial reporting. He specializes in the valuation of business interests including equity and debt securities, complex financial instruments, intellectual property and other intangible assets.

Allibhoy earned his MBA from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University, Northridge. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.

Corso brings broad experience which includes roles at investment bank Houlihan Lokey, and Arthur Andersen. He has strong functional skills in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financial management, restructuring, and valuation. Corso’s experience includes the structuring and sale of a $1 billion distressed loan portfolio and serving as liquidating trustee of a $300 million co-investment fund. Corso is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Halliwell joins A&M from Taylor Consulting Group and brings a strong focus on management advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, business enterprise and intangible asset valuations and strategic management consulting. For most of his career, he specialized in the information technology, healthcare, life sciences and communication industries, and previously served as the head of KPMG’s regional valuation services information, communication and entertainment practice. Halliwell began his financial career at Merrill Lynch as a currency trader. Halliwell is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and a member of the American Society of Appraisers.

Snyder joins A&M after spending eight years in China where he led the Shanghai office for Duff & Phelps. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the financial and economic analysis of cross-border business transactions, complex financial securities and derivative instruments, intangible assets and intellectual property across both the U.S. and Asia. Snyder is a former member of the White House staff with the Office of Science and Technology Policy.