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Donald L. Zambarano

Office Managing Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG US

Providence, RI
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Donald L. Zambarano

Office Managing Partner, Deal Advisory

Don is the Office Managing Partner for the Providence office, and a Partner in the Deal Advisory & Strategy (DAS) practice, where he is responsible for providing advice to corporate and private equity clients on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. 

Don has been with KPMG for 26 years, including 20 years in DAS and 6 years in audit. Don currently leads the Industrial Markets practice for DAS in the U.S. and serves as the KPMG Managing Partner of the Providence, RI office.  Don has held various other leadership positions in DAS including co-leading the national Financial Due Diligence Practice. 

Don has led over 500 M&A transactions for leading corporations and private equity firms in various sectors, including extensive international experience leading 50+ cross-border deals between the US and Europe, Canada, Asia and Central/South America.

  • On the buy side, Don’s focus includes pre-acquisition due diligence, evaluating commercial, financial, operational, accounting and tax aspects of transactions. He also assists with purchase agreements, purchase price adjustments, merger integration & transition, and post-acquisition accounting and reporting.
  • On the sell side, Don helps clients prepare businesses, divisions or product groups for sale. In this capacity, Don helps sellers define the business to be sold and develop information bidders need, while considering SEC requirements, post-transaction shared service arrangements, and other key features of the transaction. 
  • On SPAC engagements, Don helps clients with financial and tax due diligence, tax structuring, target company IPO / Capital markets readiness assessments, commercial due diligence and post deal public company readiness and value creation. 

Don earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accountancy from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from Babson College. He is a member of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.

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