Alvarez & Marsal’s Global Transaction Advisory Group established a North America Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Paul H. Barry and Faisel Hussein were appointed managing directors and will co-lead the practice.

“Corporate M&A has been a tremendous growth channel for our firm. Both Paul and Faisel’s extensive experience in corporate strategy, growing businesses, and complex M&A transactions augments our ability to address corporate clients’ critical needs,” said Bryan Marsal, co-founder of A&M.

“Our continued success and ability to add highly-regarded C-suite leaders to our Global Transaction Advisory group results from strong market demand for a full-service integrated approach to corporate M&A,” said Paul Aversano, managing director and global practice leader of A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group. “Paul and Faisel’s significant global M&A experience complements our Transaction Advisory practice and will continue to drive value into our corporate channel as they advise companies on maximizing value of strategic alternatives and execution.”

Barry brings over 30 years of strategic, financial, and operations experience specializing in the energy, industrial, media, and mining industries. His expertise includes the development and execution of global growth initiatives.

Prior to joining A&M, Barry served as CEO and co-founder of Public Infrastructure Partners. He also previously served as a senior executive for a number of industry-leading Fortune 500 companies in various strategic, finance, and operational roles including Duke Energy, GE, CBS (Westinghouse) and Kinross Gold.

Hussein brings 20 years of strategic and financial expertise specializing in the technology, media, telecommunications, mining, healthcare, and energy industries. His expertise includes valuation analysis, transaction structuring, and M&A execution.

Prior to joining A&M, Hussein served as chief development officer and co-founder of PIP. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at Salomon Brothers/Citigroup and RBC Capital Markets.