Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), strengthened its energy-focused mergers and acquisitions tax advisory services with the appointment of Houston-based Kyle Seipert as a managing director. This appointment further enhances A&M’s robust offerings to the oil and gas industry and reflects the firm’s commitment to help energy company clients navigate challenges and maximize value as the industry undergoes major transformation.

Seipert will support clients in all phases of the transaction cycle, including buy- and sell-side engagements and integration planning and stand-up support. As an energy industry specialist, he has significant experience advising clients on tax issues unique to oil and gas, mining and public utility investments. For more than 20 years, he has advised companies and institutional investors on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, complex carve-out and joint venture transactions, and capital structure planning.

“The oil and gas industry is on the long road of transformation, which includes a series of events such as restructurings, consolidation, carve-outs and divestments. Kyle’s appointment complements A&M’s strong offerings to oil and gas companies and is a key part of our strategy to help energy clients meet current and future challenges with leadership, action and results,” Ernesto R. (Ernie) Perez, the global practice leader of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, said.

Adam Benson, managing director and U.S. leader of A&M’s Global Transaction Tax practice, said, “We are delighted to welcome Kyle to the team. His industry insights and experience with corporate, private equity and sovereign wealth fund transactions will further expand our ability to help clients manage complex energy-focused M&A tax issues and position our practice for additional growth.”

Prior to joining A&M, Seipert spent 17 years with KPMG, including 15 years in the M&A Tax group. Most recently, he served as the U.S. M&A Tax co-lead for the Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy industries. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in Texas and Utah.