Deloitte has picked up private equity expert Mo Habbas from Alvarez & Marsal. In his role as a Partner at the Big Four giant, Habbas will work in the firm’s value creation team with a focus on pre-deal due diligence and post-deal value delivery.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Mo Habbas was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal. In the role, which began in 2007, Habbas focused mainly on private equity clients. He provided, among others, portfolio company operational, operational due diligence, and carve out support. Previously, Habbas was the CEO of Auctus Ventures, a capital investment firm, for four years. Earlier roles include, among others, Consultant at T-Mobile UK, between 2003 and 2004; and a roughly three year stint at management consultancy A.T. Kearney. Habbas completed his Master of Business Administration from INSEAD in 2000.
At Deloitte, Habbas joins as Partner and will work within the firm’s value creation team. His more than 18 years of industry experience will be leveraged to support the firm’s corporate and private equity clients. Key tasks include pre-deal operational due diligence and post-deal value delivery.
Jason Caulfield, who heads the Deloitte value creation team, comments: “We aim to deliver performance improvements to our clients’ acquisitions, not just for private equity houses, but also for corporates who have the advantage of integration synergies. Mo brings with him over 18 years of experience in this field as well as a specialism in turnaround of under-performing businesses and driving improvements in profitability and cash working capital.”
Mo Habbas adds: “I look forward to starting at Deloitte and engaging with private equity and corporate clients in this expanding field. This is a market leading team, backed by a powerful brand name.”