Maria Liapini

Maria Liapina

Industry Experience:

MARIA LIAPINA is an experienced finance professional with over 15 years of transactional and corporate finance experience in oil & gas, technology, manufacturing, alternative investments, pharmaceutical and consumer goods sectors on both advisory and principal sides.

In her advisory role Maria advised clients on the financial implications of complex business transactions, including reverse mergers, common control transactions, step acquisitions, sell-offs, spin-offs, carve-outs, strategic alliances, private and public securities offerings and recapitalizations; assessed clients’ readiness to go and be public; performed financial diligence work; screened prospective investment opportunities; prepared business valuations; and assessed the impact of contemplated business combinations on the acquirer/seller companies’ balance sheets and earnings.

On the principal side Maria continued M&A work with the focus on transaction execution and team building. In an acquisition scenario, Maria managed the post-merger synchronization of financial processes and procedures and elimination of redundancies in a combined entity. In a divestment scenario, Maria lead the cross-functional divestment team that designed financial reporting infrastructure, created stand-alone financial management tools and provided training to the controllership team to enable the carved out business to operate effectively under the heightened regulatory scrutiny of the public company regime.

Maria started her career with Deloitte & Touche in the Assurance practice. After graduate school she joined PwC Capital Markets and Advisory Accounting practice. Today Maria serves as the Director of  Technical Accounting for the Weatherford Drilling International, a land drilling division of Weatherford International. She had previously held the position of Corporate Controller.

Education:

Maria holds a JD from Northwestern School of Law and MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Maria is certified as a public accountant (CPA) in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Transaction Highlights:
  • $4.65 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo’s U.S. business by Constellation Brands
  • $2.8 billion acquisition of Wood Group Well Support Division by GE Oil & Gas
  • $300 million divestiture of software business by ConvergEx
  • $4.2 billion acquisition of Ally Financial’s international operations by GM Financial
  • $750 million IPO Orbitz Worldwide
  • $10.1 million IPO Global Brass & Copper
  • $400 million 144A debt offering Titan International
  • Aptalis IPO
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