Jacques Giard is a managing director and leader of the Transaction Advisory Services practice in France, based in the Paris office. In addition, he serves as the Paris office leader. Jacques leverages more than 24 years of experience in transaction advisory services and established the firm’s Transaction Advisory Services practice in France in September 2017.

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Jacques was a partner and group head of transaction services at Mazars which covered over 70 countries. Before that, he began his career with Ernst & Young in Paris holding the title of senior and manager.

Jacques’ transaction advisory experience includes projects from a variety of industries including real estate and infrastructure, financial services, energy, manufacturing (metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, aeronautics, automotive, consumer goods), media and entertainment, advertising, software, e-business, technology, as well as agribusiness, food and beverages.

Jacques is often involved in large cross-border transactions. His experience comprises many major sell-side projects including exit strategies from large manufacturing sites by global corporations, disposals of private equity held investments, and complex buy-side transactions (sizable transactions involving many countries and operational complexities, situations of financial distress and investments in emerging regions).

Jacques is a graduate of the EDHEC Business School, holds a Graduate Diploma in Accounting and Finance (DESCF) and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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