David W. Smalstig | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Dave Smalstig

David W. Smalstig

  • Senior Managing Director, Co-Leader of US Transaction Services
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 312 252 4019
  • F: +1 312 281 9032
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    • 227 West Monroe Street
    • Suite 900
    • Chicago, IL, 60606
    • United States
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David Smalstig is a Senior Managing Director, Co-leader of the U.S. Transaction Services practice and a member of both the U.S. Corporate Finance Leadership Team and the Automotive industry practice. Mr. Smalstig’s transaction expertise includes buy- and sell-side due diligence, post-acquisition integration and synergy analysis, industry roll-ups and consolidations, expert witness, system conversions, interim management and change management, information technology assessments, post closing working capital and transition service agreements.

Mr. Smalstig’s experience covers a wide variety of industries and has included over 600 transactions. He has served in lead merger and acquisition positions, both within industry and globally-recognized consulting firms. He has experience with industrial manufacturing; engineering and professional service firms; automotive; logistics and transportation; railroad; energy and utility; food; pharmaceuticals and medical equipment; high tech and telecommunications; plastics; construction; banking; and consumer packaged goods.

Mr. Smalstig provides his clients with analyses of historical and projected cash flows and operating results; profitability analysis of revenue sources; review and development of business plans; integration planning; post-transition management; negotiations with parties-in-interest; and management of overall administrative functions.

Mr. Smalstig has been responsible for acquisitions and divestitures, accounting, human resources, information technology, risk management and legal, operational management and real estate. He has consulted for various private equity funds, including Bain Capital, Cerberus, Code Hennessy & Simmons, One Equity Partners, Platinum Equity, Sterling Capital Partners, Thoma Bravo, Willis Stein & Partners, Wind Point Partners and Wynnchurch Capital. He has also consulted for acquisitive companies, including AECOM, Brunswick, Delphi, Ford Motor Company, Fortune Brands, Koch Industries and Parsons.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Smalstig was a Director in the Deals practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, servicing bulge bracket and middle market equity funds focused on international operations. Before that, he was a Senior Manager in the Transaction Advisory Services practice at Ernst & Young. For over 10 years, Mr. Smalstig was a Divisional Chief of Staff overseeing the US Midwest, Central and South America regions for AECOM (formerly known as URS and Dames & Moore), a publicly traded global professional services engineering firm.

Mr. Smalstig holds a B.S. in business administration and accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed graduate studies at the Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Association for Corporate Growth, Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society and the Turnaround Management Association. Mr. Smalstig is active in various non-profit organizations and serves as a Board Member to various charities and organizations.

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