People Moves: Alvarez & Marsal appoints Timo Schmid as Managing Director in Australia
Press Release - Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) announced the appointment of Melbourne-based Timo Schmid as Managing Director and Leader of its Private Equity Performance Improvement (PEPI) Practice in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The formation of A&M Australia's PEPI practice represents a strategic service and geographic expansion following the recent establishment of the firm's Southeast Asia and Australia (SEAA) division.
With offices in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Ho Chin Minh City, SEAA's expanding geographic footprint reflects its hiring of more than 100+ professionals over the last the year.
Mr. Schmid focuses on advising private equity (PE) and infrastructure funds, as well as corporate buyers, undertaking target identification, pre-deal diligence, and post-deal value creation efforts. He has extensive complex sell-side transaction experience and has worked across a range of sectors, including retail, consumer, logistics, industrials, energy, infrastructure, healthcare, and digital assets.
Utsav Garg, Managing Director and Head of A&M SEAA commented, "We are excited to offer our Australia clients the full suite of PE, commercial and operational pre-deal diligence and post-deal value creation, services under Timo's leadership. The market's positive feedback reflects the strong results we have achieved for our PE clients across the SEAA region."
Renee Klimczak, Managing Director and Overall Performance Improvement Practice Leader for Australia & New Zealand said, "Timo's expertise in creating value for private equity clients complements our local large-scale transformation capability and our Corporate Performance Improvement practice. Additionally, his experience across multiple industries aligns with A&M's lines of services. Timo's in-depth knowledge and capabilities will add value for clients and will support the next phase of our growth in the region."
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Schmid led BCG's private equity practice in Australia and New Zealand, serving a range of private capital investors and their portfolio companies. Previously he worked in a corporate M&A leadership role with Wesfarmers and as a consultant with Siemens.
Mr. Schmid noted, "A&M's value proposition is unique in the Australia and New Zealand market. The firm's performance improvement focus, across the investment lifecycle, stems from its operational heritage, results-driven mindset, and integrated platform. These factors, combined with A&M's deep bench of industry veterans, functional experts, and experienced operators, help to deliver accelerated, quantified deal thesis and value creation for clients."
Mr. Schmid earned a bachelor's degree in business information technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Karlsruhe, Germany, and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics, Finland. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder.
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