Michael Horwat joins Swiss team of Eight Advisory as a partner

20 June 2022 Consultancy.eu 2 min. read
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Pan-European consultancy Eight Advisory has strengthened its team in Switzerland with Michael Horwat.

Appointed a partner in the Zurich office, the 42-year-old Horwat brings over 15 years of Big Four experience to the firm, with a focus on mergers & acquisitions and transaction services.

Horwat spent over a decade at KPMG in Switzerland, the UK and Austria, and most recently was a director at Deloitte in its M&A Transaction Services practice.

Michael Horwat, Partner, Eight Advisory

Now at Eight Advisory, an advisory group with around 600 staff across offices in 9 European countries, Horwat will help the consultancy expand its Swiss-based Transaction Services team.

He specialises in a multitude of M&A situations, ranging from acquisitions and carve outs to divestitures – both in the corporate as well as mid-market segment. He also works with private equity investors on buy-and sell-side situations. More recently, Horwat has acted as an advisor to public authorities on financial aspects regarding state aid provided to corporations in a sectors of national importance.

“During my career I have advised clients on a wide range of deals in many industries and markets. I very much look forward to joining a like-minded and experienced team with a dedication to truly add value to our clients’ merger & acquisition situations,” said Horwat on his move.

Patric Roth, Managing Partner of Eight Advisory in Switzerland: “As our firm is growing in Switzerland, I am excited to welcome Michael to our Zurich office. Both his track record and reputation with clients are outstanding and he is an excellent fit to our entrepreneurial and advisory mindset that differentiates us in the market. His vast and multidisciplinary experience will also provide our talent a great development opportunity.”

Eight Advisory launched in Switzerland just under two years ago. The unit is overseen by the German arm of the firm, with the two countries led by Frankfurt-based Michael Wahl, a former EY partner.