Paul J. Hammes
Dramatic policy shifts across the globe and an increasing lack of certainty are leaving many corporations wondering where to place bets and to cut losses.

Paul J. Hammes

EY Global Transaction Diligence and Divestiture Advisory Services Leader

Leader in transformational global divestitures. Catalyst for profitable growth. Innovator. Value driver. Passionate about diversity in business. Husband. Father.

Paul is the EY Global Divestiture Advisory Services and Transaction Diligence Leader for Transaction Advisory Services. He brings nearly two decades of experience in transaction diligence, serving corporate and privately held clients on both the buy and sell sides.

Paul’s global transaction advisory experience includes carve-outs, tax-free spin-offs, roll-ups and IPOs across a range of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, plastics, wholesale/distribution, consumer products, trucking, education services and life sciences.

He has provided sell-side service for Fortune 100, 500 and 1000 companies and numerous privately held and private equity-backed companies.

Paul’s perspectives on divestitures, spin-offs, carve-outs and roll-ups have been featured on leading financial news sites, including CNBC, Fox News, MSN and Yahoo! Finance. A Certified Public Accountant, Paul has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Michigan Technological University.

How Paul is building a better working world

“In collaboration with clients, I help drive their capital agendas through knowledge, innovation and market-leading technology within complex, global, transformative divestitures. While transformation can be difficult for companies, I assist their decision-making process in every step of the separation. By focusing on ‘divesting for growth,’ clients are able to deploy the resulting capital to benefit shareholders, vendors, and employees and their families throughout the world.”