Alvarez & Marsal has poached Age Lindenbergh from KPMG to be the firm’s Managing Director and leader of its Financial Services transactions team in Europe. Lindenbergh’s 15 years of experience advising financial institutions, including providing support for financial institution restructuring after the crisis, will boost Alvarez & Marsal’s expansion into The Benelux region.
Age Lindenbergh has more than 15 years of experience in advising financial institutions in regulatory, transactions and operational issues. He transfers from KPMG in Amsterdam, which he joined in 2008, and served as a Partner in the firm’s Transactions & Restructuring Financial Services. During this period Lindenbergh attended a number of profession roles within the firm, including its FS EMA Ambassador Regulatory Center of Excellence from 2010, he was also a member of its Global Steering Committee Capital Markets from 2011, and Global Head Exchanges and Market infrastructure from 2011. Lindenbergh played a senior role in transactions and restructuring at KPMG Amsterdam, leading restructuring engagements and supporting banks and insurers with their capital planning in the post crisis period. Lindenbergh holds a Master's degree in Financial and business economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam and The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Per January 2015 Lindenbergh has decided to take on a new challenge, and joined Alvarez & Marsal to take over the role of Managing Director of its European Transaction Advisory and Financial Services sector team. Lindenbergh will bring his extensive experience in creating customised solutions that address complex acquisition, disposal and restructuring situations. His past saw him involved in the restructuring of banks across Europe and provided support on some of the most prominent State Aid restructuring situations in The Netherlands, Ireland and Cyprus. Lindenbergh main task will be further developing A&M’s presence in the cross-border Benelux region, as well as working closely with A&M’s Financial Industry Advisory Services business across Europe.
Adrian Balcombe, Head of A&M’s European Transaction Advisory Group, says: “Our transactions practice has enjoyed rapid international growth since inception. Our expansion into The Benelux, under the leadership of Age, will further augment our strong client offering in Europe. Age brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience that will prove extremely valuable to our clients in this region.”
Paul Aversano, Global Head of the Transaction Advisory Group, adds: “As the European financial services industry continues to experience considerable change, increased activity in merger and acquisitions is predicted along with the sector’s evolving pan-European orientation. Within the private equity market, traditional financial accounting and tax support will need to be bolstered with the bench strength of operational, industry and functional expertise. Age’s experience helping financial institutions manage and create value from these complex issues will benefit our clients.”
Lindenbergh says: “A&M has a strong heritage in both restructuring and transactions advisory which provides the perfect vantage point to help clients address a range of issues including optimising business models, providing strategic transaction support and creating value over the course of the investment lifecycle from due diligence to post acquisition."