- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
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- B.A., Economics, Colgate University
- M.A., Accounting, Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Northeastern University
- M.B.A., Graduate School of Professional Accounting, Northeastern University
- National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA)
- Performance Improvement
- Merger Integration
- Transaction Advisory
- Healthcare & Life Sciences
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
- Retail & Consumer Products
- Diversified Industrials
Yvonne Gyimah is a Senior Managing Director in the Merger Integration & Carve-outs practice within Business Transformation. She has over 15 years strategy and operations management consulting serving corporate clients across various industries throughout the entire transaction lifecycle, including pre-sign, sign to close and post-close. Her industry experience includes medical devices, animal health, pharmaceutical, retail and consumer products, telecom, media and technology, and diversified products.
Ms. Gyimah has extensive experience in sell-side efforts covering deal strategy and management and implementation, leading operating model definition and assessments, standalone costing, buyer negotiations and preparation, initial future state design and optimization, defining deal timelines and cross-functional critical paths, defining operational separation strategy, managing transition planning and execution across the value chain, designing interim post-close commercial operations operating models, operationalizing and standing up NewCo legal entities, Day 1 readiness planning, and executing transition service agreement management.
Ms. Gyimah’s merger and integration efforts cover strategic change management and communication, synergy management, organizational design, integration planning and execution, and managing transformational strategic business initiatives. Ms. Gyimah’s sell-side divestitures and integrations have included advising the joint IMO on an over $100 billion acquisition, $16 billion carve-out and three-way spin-off of a Fortune 100 chemicals business; leading the commercial operations separation across 120 markets for a highly regulated $14 billion consumer products business within six months from a Fortune 100 life sciences company; and leading the commercial operations separation effort of a $2 billion Reverse Morris Trust spin-off of a global animal health business.
Ms. Gyimah also advised a global Fortune 100 diversified products business during the $2 billion separation of the global logistics businesses. In this role, she managed the contracts separation process, worked with legal and the deal team to define deal timeline options via the carve-out management office, and draft/manage the deal closing checklist. Additional experience includes the synergy planning and capture, organizational design, integration and strategic planning of a $13 billion U.S.-based drilling business into a global Fortune 500-oil field services company. Ms. Gyimah also advised on the sales and marketing workstream of an integrated communications business during a $2 billion integration and operating model redesign.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Gyimah was member of EY’s Transactions Strategy & Operations deal strategy and management group, focusing on large complex global sell and separate deals. She has successfully led complex separation and integration management offices for large transactions resulting in achieving timely successful closes, favorably negotiating significant deal cost items, preserving and optimizing value based on strategic assessments and well designed target operating models. Ms. Gyimah contributed to the EY Divestiture Advisory Services thought leadership “Roadmap to Part 2: Sign to Close Navigating the Path to Carve-out Success” as a result of her extensive large cross-border divestiture deals.
Before focusing on transaction advisory work, Ms. Gyimah focused on financial statement analysis of alternative investments and audits for hedge funds, private equity and broker dealers within EY’s Financial Services Office. Prior to joining EY, she was an assistant product manager with IBM Global Finance selling refurbished servers and storage systems to IBM business partners.
Ms. Gyimah holds a B.A. in economics and sociology and anthropology from Colgate University, an M.B.A. and an M.A. in accounting from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting. She is an Emeriti Board of Trustee and a former alumni board of director for Colgate University. In her role as Board of Trustee, Ms. Gyimah served on the Audit Committee, Student Affairs and Athletic Committee. Ms. Gyimah is a member of the National Black MBA Association.