Ekaterina Timaeva is a managing director in the Transaction Advisory Services practice, based in the New York office. She leverages more than 20 years of corporate finance and industry experience assisting both private equity and strategic clients with manufacturing, aerospace and defense, consumer products, telecommunications, distribution, logistics and healthcare services.
 
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Ekaterina served as 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). Before that, she worked in Arthur Andersen’s audit practice in both Chicago and Moscow. Her 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 specializes in 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 t 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.

Ekaterina received her MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. She also holds her B.S. in economics, with highest honors, from the Russian Economic Academy in Moscow. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in Oregon. Ekaterina is a co-chair of Duff & Phelps Network of Women, an internal global initiative, focusing on attracting, retaining and developing women, providing opportunities for women within Duff & Phelps and beyond to grow, network and build lasting business relationships.

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