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Audrey Kirdar

Audrey Kirdar

Managing Director
New York, NY, USA

Audrey Kirdar is a Managing Director at Financo, having joined in 2012. Ms. Kirdar has over 15 years of investment banking experience in the global retail and consumer sectors. Most recently, she spent 10 years at Rothschild Inc., in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions Group, where she was a senior member of the global retail team with a particular focus on apparel and retail. During her tenure, she advised on complex public and private mergers and acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations, debt and equity advisory and restructurings for companies in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia as well as served as the US coordinator of global retail sector coverage. Prior to Rothschild, Ms. Kirdar worked at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, where she was involved in broad range of domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions primarily in the retail and consumer sectors.

Ms. Kirdar has primary responsibility for the firms sub-sector coverage effort in the apparel wholesale and retail space. In addition, she plays an integral role in coordinating cross border coverage with Financo Europe.

Ms. Kirdar’s selected M&A Transaction advisory experience includes the following: 

  • Opening Ceremony minority sale to Berkshire Partners
  • DwellStudio sale to Wayfair
  • PPR sale of The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse to Northern Tool
  • Wal-Mart acquisition of Massmart
  • Esprit on strategic alternatives for North American business
  • NexCen Brands distressed sale to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners
  • Leonard Green sale Varsity Brands to Herff Jones
  • Wiggle sale to Bridgepoint Capital
  • Coty quarterly valuation of phantom stock options and restricted stock
  • NexCen disposal of Bill Blass to Peacock Apparel
  • NexCen disposal of Waverly to Iconix
  • Weider Health and Fitness sale of minority stake in Schiff Nutrition to TPG
  • Borders restructuring and sale of Paperchase
  • Carribean Joe strategic alternatives resulting in liquidation by Hilco
  • Leonard Green & Partners acquisition of Sports Authority
  • PPR acquisition of The Sportsman’s Guide
  • Liz Claiborne strategic alternatives
  • Nautica sale to VF Corporation
  • IMG Worldwide sale to Forstmann Little
  • Preferred Maramont sale to Swander Pace Capital
  • Varsity Brands sale to Leonard Green & Partners
  • . Office Products restructuring
  • Tommy Hilfiger Corporation acquisition of Pepe Jeans
  • Tommy Hilfiger Corporation acquisition of Tommy Canada
  • Foster Wheeler restructuring and asset divestitures
  • NTL acquisition of Workplace Technologies

Ms. Kirdar graduated summa cum laude, beta gamma sigma from Georgetown University with a Bachelors in Science in Business Administration. She received her Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School.


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