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McAlister, Ex-BAML CFO of Global PE, Joins PWC

Lisa Pavelka McAlister has joined PwC US as an MD in the firm’s U.S. Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group. She will CORRECTION:manage assist in driving PwC’s IPO and capital raising services to PE and alternative investment companies. McAlister’s previously was SVP, COO and CFO of global private equity at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.


PwC US today announced that Lisa Pavelka McAlister has joined the firm as Managing Director with the U.S. Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS) group. In her new role, McAlister will manage the firm’s services to private equity and alternative investment companies. Prior to joining PwC, McAlister served as senior vice president and COO, and also CFO, of global private equity at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

A division of the Transaction Services practice, PwC’s CMAAS group provides end-to-end services for companies engaging in capital raising activity – including IPOs, private placements, securitizations, finance lease or a secondary offering. Skilled members of the team focus on helping clients navigate the complex process around planning and executing capital transactions and minimizing potential risks while preparing a company to operate as a public company.

“Today’s unpredictable economic environment continues to cause challenges for companies considering an IPO and other capital-raising activities. Lingering uncertainty underscores the vital need for companies to understand the process of going public, but also maintaining financial growth in being a public company,” said Henri Leveque, leader of PwC’s U.S. Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services (CMAAS) group. “With more than 20 years in financial management and working with premier financial services and private equity firms, Lisa has extensive experience with complex global transactions and will be an added asset for the practice. We are very pleased to welcome her to PwC.”

McAlister has also held senior financial roles with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. LP, high-net worth family offices, as well as with numerous publicly-held and venture-backed companies spanning the healthcare, real estate and technology sectors. McAlister’s broad experience includes financial operations and reporting, investor relations, valuations, strategic planning, forecasting and budgeting, accounting, and tax and cash management.

McAlister received her B.A. in Accountancy from New Mexico State University and an MBA in finance from Bentley University. She has served as the director at large for Financial Executives International, and is also a member of The Central Park Conservancy, American Museum of Natural History, The Museum of Modern Art as well as with private equity professional organizations.

PwC’s Transaction Services practice provides advice on capital raising which includes initial public offerings and public debt, due diligence on both the buy and sell sides of a deal, M&A strategy, valuation, accounting and financial reporting. For companies in distressed situations, we advise on crisis avoidance, financial and operational restructuring and bankruptcy. With approximately 1,000 deal professionals in 16 cities in the United States and a global network of over 6,000 deal professionals in 90 countries, PwC deploys experienced teams with deep industry and local-market knowledge, and technical experience tailored to each client’s situation. Our field-proven, globally consistent, controlled deal process helps minimize their risks, progress with the right deals, and capture value both at the deal table and after the deal closes. For more information about M&A and related PwC services, please visit:

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