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Blair  Mumford

Blair Mumford

Ernst & Young LLP
Senior Manager, Operational Transaction Services
Houston, TX, USA


Blair Mumford has over seventeen years of business experience, as an executive at the nation’s largest transporter of natural gas as the Director of Mergers & Acquisition Integration and as a consultant at two international management consulting firms. Blair’s core business experience centers on executing successful carve-out transactions. Blair also leads  EYs Transaction Value Assessment (TVA) service offering in the US. He has worked in many industries including; oil & gas, technology, consumer products, manufacturing, hospitality and defense.

Transaction Specific Experience (Selected)
  • Led the buy-side carve out and integration of a $560 million downstream refining Fortune 500 company
  • Led the carve-out management office for a $1B divestiture of a Fortune 50 manufacturing equipment company
  • Led the carve-out separation activity for a $4.7 billion IPO of a global food company, separating the people, processes, technology and contracts across 52 markets in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
  • Led sell side stand-alone cost analysis for a $5B private company in anticipation of selling its restaurant businesses unit
  • Engagement leader on an $18B merger integration of two multinational energy companies identifying $400 million in annual synergies
  • Developed the E&Y Transaction Value Assessment (TVA) service offering.
  • Analyzed the synergy realization on a $7B global Oil & Gas acquisition prior to the synergy achievement public press release
  • Reviewed the transaction process for the largest agricultural products company in North America and recommended process improvements across the due diligence, integration planning and integration phases
  • Analyzed  the ROI and acquisition process on three acquisitions done by a multinational engineering & construction company, and a multinational oil company in which the findings were presented to the board of directors.
  • Conducted a synergy quality audit for a $18B merger prior to the synergy realization press release.
  • Engagement leader for a $4 billion hospitality company, eliminating over $75 million of stranded corporate center and shared service costs after divesting 3 of 7 strategic business units.

International Experience
  • Blair led the carve-out IPO for an global nutritional company with a presence in 52 markets
  • He also lived in Sweden for a year while working on a key supply chain optimization project for a Swedish automotive manufacturer

Education and Memberships
  • Blair completed his undergraduate studies at Utah State University and his MBA at the University of Chicago graduating with honors at both institutions.
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