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Thomas J. Flaherty III
Senior Vice President
Dallas, TX


Thomas J. Flaherty is a Dallas-based Senior Vice President with Strategy& who works with clients in the electric and gas sectors.

Over the past 38 years, Mr. Flaherty has directed numerous engagements that draw upon his expertise in:

  • Strategy development
  • Corporate growth and M&A
  • Financial management and capital allocation
  • Organizational restructuring
  • Performance improvement
  • Regulatory strategy and assistance

Mr. Flaherty has been involved in the majority of the power and gas mergers in the United States and a number of cross-border transactions involving companies in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.  He has worked with a number of private equity participants on the assessment, modeling, and operations transfer of acquisitions related to generation, transmission, and distribution assets or segments.

Mr. Flaherty also has led several utility privatization programs involving gas, power, and water utilities in Argentina, Venezuela, Uruguay, Australia, and the United Kingdom.  These programs focused on readiness for privatization, business plan development, financial valuation, buyer interface, and operations improvement.

Mr. Flaherty is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on topics such as enterprise strategy, M&A strategy, and industry evolution.  He has published numerous articles on M&A, business strategy, project management and risk management.  He is a contributing author to the Booz & Company book, "Merge Ahead"

Prior to joining Strategy&, Mr. Flaherty led the Deloitte Consulting utilities strategy and operations practice area where he focused on M&A, including target screening, synergy identification and quantification, financial forecasting, performance management, organization design, business strategy, and turnover planning.

Mr. Flaherty holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Management Consultant.