Ekaterina Timaeva is a managing director in the New York office and part of the Transaction Advisory Services service line. She has more than 17 years of corporate finance and industry experience.
Ekaterina has participated in numerous transactions for both private equity and strategic clients in a variety of industries including manufacturing, aerospace and defense, consumer products, telecommunications, distribution, logistics, healthcare services and various other industries. Her participation in these transactions included leading financial due diligence investigations, providing transaction accounting and structuring guidance, performing business pre-deal valuations, supporting post-closing purchase price adjustments and negotiations, providing financial reporting and consolidation assistance, including assistance with registration statements and dispute resolution assistance.
Ekaterina has worked with the management teams of her client’s portfolio companies in completing add on acquisitions. She has also advised on numerous complex carve out transactions and a number of multinational and cross-border transactions, including transactions in the UK, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria and other countries. She has worked on transactions ranging in size from minority investments of approximately $3 million to acquisitions greater than $3 billion.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Ekaterina was a project manager and senior auditor at Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee. At Rockwell, Ekaterina was involved in various finance projects involving all business units, including international divisions (Europe, Latin America and Asia). Previously she spent five years in Arthur Andersen’s audit practice in both Chicago and Moscow. Ekaterina’s audit clients included public and private companies in the telecommunications, manufacturing, consumer products and hospitality industries. She was also heavily involved in special projects, including due diligence and conversion of financial statements from/to various standards, including Russian Accounting Standards, US GAAP, IFRS and German GAAP.
Ekaterina received her M.B.A. in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and her B.S. in economics, with highest honors, from the Russian Economic Academy in Moscow. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Oregon.