Meet Andrew Wilson
National Managing Partner, Divestiture Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Andrew “Andy” Wilson specializes in providing accounting and finance services relating to mergers and acquisitions (M&As). He has worked with many of Deloitte & Touche LLP's most significant strategic and private equity clients, leading buy and sell-side due diligence services for domestic and international transactions. In connection with this work, Andy has significant experience in helping companies maximize the value of dispositions through effective sell-side due diligence. He leads the U.S. M&A Transaction Services practice for divestitures, in addition to his role as U.S. M&A leader for automotive transactions. In addition to automotive, Andy’s experience covers a broad range of industries, including industrial products and chemicals, as well as general manufacturing, distribution and services.
Andy has significant global experience working with clients in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom, with transactions involving most other global manufacturing centers. He has managed complex, carve-out transactions and has established a broad network of global resources. Andy has been part of M&A Transaction Services for over ten years, before which he worked with Deloitte & Touche LLP's audit group.
“The devil is in the details. Many transactions are initiated based on key strategic goals of the merger or acquisition, which will ultimately drive the deal's long-term value over the years to come. The transaction execution, actually doing the deal, needs sharp focus on all details to ensure that the longer-term, broader value is set up properly. Glossing over or not paying enough attention to small details can wind up leaking long-term value.”
My Latest Thinking
As the merger and acquisition (M&A) market cools, auto bankruptcies are rising. Many auto companies are forced to restructure contracts and shed under-performing assets that weigh down the balance sheets and inhibit new investments.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Carleton College
- Master of Science degree in Accounting from DePaul University
My Areas of Specialization and Industry Focus
- M&A Transaction Services
- Divestiture Services
Proudest Career Moments
In working with a client on a sell-side diligence project, we uncovered an issue around profit allocation between the business being sold and the rest of the company. In the end, when the deal went to market, our find was worth tens of millions of dollars in higher valuation that the client didn’t know existed.