Foster Tidwell advises financial sponsors on business process and technology components of complex transactions. His experience includes working with both strategic and financial buyers across the M&A lifecycle, from due diligence to portfolio value creation to sell-side strategic planning. He has advised on more than 120 transactions.
Foster has developed deep expertise and skills in pre-close IT and operations due diligence for carve-outs and corporate divestitures; merger synergy analysis and financial modeling; IT capital budgeting and forecasting; business process improvement; development and negotiation of transaction services and purchase agreements; day-one readiness planning, analysis, and execution; and separation management office leadership. He has applied these skills to drive value in a wide array of situations – for example, the $120 million carve-out of an education services business, the $2 billion carve-out of a government construction services organization, and the $400 million carve-out of multi-geography steel businesses from their global parent.
Over the course of his career, Foster has worked with organizations in diverse industries, including manufacturing and distribution, software/high technology, healthcare, government services, and education.
Foster’s experience prior to joining West Monroe includes work in investment banking, alternative asset management (energy commodities trading), and M&A strategic communications.
Foster earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Philosophy from DePauw University. He participated in the Executive Management Training Program at the Yale School of Management.