Jason P. Abbott | Managing Director | Finance | FTI Consulting
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Jason P. Abbott

  • Managing Director
  • T: +1 312 759 8100
  • F: +1 312 759 8119
    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
    • T: +1 312 759 8100
    • F: +1 312 759 8119

Jason Abbott is a Managing Director in the FTI Consulting Corporate Finance/Restructuring practice and is based in Chicago. Mr. Abbott is a member of the Transaction Advisory Services Solutions group. His corporate finance transaction expertise includes buy-side and sell-side due diligence, sell-side support and comprehensive financial modeling for transition planning. Mr. Abbott has experience in a variety of industries, including the automotive, technology, waste hauling, specialty metals and steel industries.

Mr. Abbott’s automotive industry experience includes advising in the sell-side diligence process for the carve-out of a $1.5 billion revenue entity, with approximately 3,800 employees and 13 locations worldwide. His work involved analysis of earnings; working capital; determination of stand-alone costs; overhead allocations; research and development analysis; one-time costs and CAPEX. Mr. Abbott also assisted in the buy-side diligence for the carve-out of a $400 million entity with approximately 2,000 employees and four facilities. Subsequently, he created the comprehensive financial model for the buyer that was used during negotiations and as the five-year budget for the new company. Mr. Abbott also assisted as part of the buy-side diligence of an automotive OEM with operations in the U.S. and Mexico and revenue of $100 million, which was enhanced significantly through acquisitions.

In addition, Mr. Abbott’s technology industry experience includes advising during the buy-side diligence process for the carve-out of a $50 million revenue entity with six locations worldwide. His work included analysis of foreign deferred revenue. In the waste hauling industry, Mr. Abbott assisted as part of the buy-side diligence for the carve-out of a $150 million revenue entity with approximately 500 employees and ten facilities. His work involved an analysis of earnings and working capital, as well as determining necessary back office support and stand-alone technology costs.

Within the special metals and steel industry, Mr. Abbott advised in the buy-side diligence of a specialty metals mill and manufacturer with revenue of $400 million and seven facilities worldwide. His work included assisting the purchaser with the optimal structure for the transaction. He also assisted in the buy-side diligence for a potential reverse merger between two steel manufacturers with combined revenue of approximately $2.0 billion.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Abbott worked as a manager in the Investment Consulting Services practice of Deloitte & Touche. In this capacity, he served corporations, associations, high net worth individuals, closely-held business owners and corporate executives in all aspects of their investment and financial planning needs. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche, Mr. Abbott worked in a similar capacity with Arthur Andersen in Chicago.

Mr. Abbott holds a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Iowa. Mr. Abbott is a chartered financial analyst and a certified public accountant in Illinois.

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