Jacques Giard is a managing director in the Paris office, where he leads the Transaction Advisory Services practice. In addition, he serves as the Paris office leader. Jacques was responsible for establishing the Transaction Advisory Services business in France in September 2017.

Jacques has over 24 years of experience, beginning his career with Ernst & Young in Paris. He then worked with the 'big four' in New York, before moving to become a partner at Mazars USA in 2002.  After over 11 years in the U.S. focusing on financial due diligence, he returned to Paris to lead the Transaction Advisory Services group of Mazars globally which covered over 70 countries.

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, investments in emerging regions, etc.).

His 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 a graduate of the EDHEC Business School, a holder of the DESCF and is a CPA.

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