Alberto Fumo leads Kearney's Private Equity and M&A practice

19 March 2021 2 min. read
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Kearney has named two-decade strategy consultant Alberto Fumo as the new leader of its Private Equity and M&A practice in Europe. 

Alberto Fumo has been with the global strategy and management consulting firm since 2012, when he re-joined Kearney (A.T. Kearney at the time) having in between spent eight years at rivals L.E.K. Consulting and Bain & Company. Since his return, Fumo has risen through the ranks and has now been handed the top role for the region.

Kearney’s Private Equity and M&A Practice supports clients with acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, and post-merger integration services, and works for both corporates as well as private equity groups. “Under Alberto’s leadership, the practice will aim to further accelerate growth in the region,” said Geir Olsen, Head of Europe at Kearney

Alberto Fumo, Head of Private Equity and M&A, Kearney

The ambition comes on the back of already strong growth in the past years, which Fumo himself linking the unit’s success to the “unique team at Kearney and their strong track record for delivering strategic insight and ability to realise rapid value creation.”

“I am delighted to be taking on the role and look forward to seeing the team carry on its ambitious growth,” he added. In the role, London-based Fumo leads a team of partners and consultants across 24 offices in Europe, including in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland.

The Italian-national brings more than 20 years of advisory experience with private equity funds, venture capital, and corporations to the role, spanning some 300 transactions across Europe and beyond. 

The appointment comes at a time of rebound for the private equity sector. Following a dip in deal activity in the second and third quarters of 2020, transactions have been on the rise again. Alongside carving out healthy profits, “the industry is well-placed to make a positive contribution with sustainable and responsible solutions,” according to Fumo. 

Earlier this year, Kearney appointed 31 new partners worldwide, including four in the Beneluxfour in France and two in Eastern Europe, among others.