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Alan Keschner

Mergers and Acquisitions Adviser

Profession: Business/M&A Adviser

Location Main Office: City // Johannesburg | Country // South Africa

Professional Expertise:
Business brokerage, Capital and debt raising, Company restructuring, Distressed company turnarounds, Executive recruitment/mentoring, General business and management advisory, Interim management, Interim management roles (M/CEO), M&A transactions, Non-executive/chairman/sub-committee board roles, Partnership introductions, Project management and coordination, Strategy formulation and implementation


Experience in Industries, Products & Services:
Automotive, Automotive spare parts, Banking and Finance, Capital equipment, Clothing, Computer equipment, Engineering, Financial products, Forklifts, Foundry products, Industrial services, Industrial spares, Information technology (systems), IT consultancy, Medical equipment, Private equity, Robotics, Software, Trading, Truck equipment, Valves and pumps, Venture capital


CV Résumé

Alan Keschner

Entrepreneurial Executive. Engineering, industrial administration and business degrees. Substantial permanent and interim MD/CEO experience in private and listed companies. Executive and non-executive board representation, including sub-committee and company chairman roles. Broad merger and acquisition knowledge and has started, built and sold numerous businesses. Significant turnaround work with distressed entities, much of it on behalf of financial and investment institutions. Handled restructuring, growth initiatives, BEE partnerships, team development, business and asset sales and liquidations. Extensive global travel and international business experience. Close ties to financial institutions and venture capital/private equity entities. Understands company legislation, legal activities and corporate governance. Has had wide involvement in advisory, training and mentoring work, including at educational institutions. Worked in a wide range of industrial, service and trading industries, including manufacturing, automotive and wholesale/retail. Good knowledge of the spare parts, capital equipment and services sectors, such as maintenance and financing. Fully computer literate and sound knowledge of information systems, reporting and JSE requirements.

Alan is currently working as an independent adviser, focusing on:
• Interim Management / Leadership
• Mergers & Acquisitions / Business Broking
• Corporate / Business Advisory
• Capital / Debt Raising / Funding
• Distressed Business Turnarounds / Restructuring
• Strategy / Business Plan Formulation / Implementation
• Equity / BEE Partnership Introductions
• Executive Recruitment / Mentoring
• Active / Independent Non-Executive Directorships

Alan Keschner joined CBA as M&A Adviser in Johannesburg on October 27, 2016

Languages spoken: English, Afrikaans, German (basic)

Degree: Masters in Industrial Administration (University of Cape Town), Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (University of Cape Town), Certification in Production & Inventory Management (APICS), Advanced Executive Programme (University of SA Business School)

Years in Advisory: 20


Accompanied & accomplished deals: 20


Total Transaction Volume: EUR 20,000,000


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