John O'Neill joins A&M to lead practice Neil Beaton among first wave of team expansion.
O'Neill is spearheading the growth and development of this practice, and is now joined by Neil Beaton, who joins A&M as a Managing Director along with a team of his former colleagues.
is a consummate valuation services professional with more than two decades of experience.
has a proven track record of serving clients in a wide array of matters.
a great client service professional and a terrific problem solver.
will shortly be joined by others in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York," said O'Neill.
: "A&M's entrepreneurial culture, with its bias toward problem solving and results for clients, makes this the right move at the right time in my career.
This distinctive platform will greatly enhance my ability to serve long-standing and new clients."
, based in Seattle, brings particular expertise in the valuation of early-stage, venture-backed companies, and has written and spoken extensively on valuation techniques for companies with complex capital structures.
has valued companies in most major industry groups, including manufacturing, utilities, telecommunications, oil and gas, transportation, wholesale, retail and service industries both domestically and internationally.
Prior to joining A&M, Beaton was a partner with Grant Thornton LLP for over nine years, during which time he was the National Partner-in-charge of Valuation Services.
Based in New York, O'Neill's past work has focused on M&A, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, bankruptcy, debt workout and cross-border transactions, and he
brings industry expertise in asset management, real estate, retail and distribution, consumer products and manufacturing.