Manish Kumar is a senior corporate finance professional with over 30 years of diverse experience in forensic investigation and valuation-related issues, such as evaluating business processes and cash flows, reviewing projections for reasonableness, analyzing solvency, and identifying voidable transfers.
Manish has provided expert testimony on valuation, exchange of reasonably equivalent value, and solvency related disputes in a variety of engagements. Additionally, Manish has advised debtors, banks, senior lenders, unsecured creditors, and private equity sponsors on matters spanning a wide range of industries. This includes advising counsel to senior lenders in defending against fraudulent conveyance claims relating to the LBO transaction that created LyondellBasell; analyzing reasonableness of management projections and evaluating solvency of the entity that would be formed by the combination of Hexion and Huntsman; leading the forensic investigations in the Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp matter; conducting forensic investigations of WorldCom’s accounting statements and procedures; and conducting analyses of transactions involving Student Finance Corp. He has been retained as a financial advisor in several other matters related to solvency, valuation, and financial forensics, including AbitibiBowater, Adelphia Communications, ASARCO, Asia Global Crossings, Borden Decorative Products Holdings, Bridger Logistics, Calpine Canada, Chem Rx, Coudert Brothers, Ditech, Enron North America, Essential Therapeutics, Glasstech, GMAC ResCap, Mortgage Lenders Network, Ocwen, Qimonda, Refco, STAR Telecommunications, Tom’s Foods, and Tribune Company.
Before joining Teneo, Manish was a Director of Goldin Associates. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at Citibank and held various positions at Sumitomo Bank and Bank of America.
Manish is a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), certified by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), certified by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He earned a Master in Business Administration from New York University, Stern School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science with honors from Delhi University, Sri Ram College of Commerce.