MAD | Change

Meet our Founder and Principal Advisor: 

                            Tarun Bafna


Proven and demonstrable ability to successfully source, evaluate, execute, structure, negotiate and document complex projects and transactions (mergers / acquisitions / divestments), both private and public, and deliver measurable results 

Innovative transaction project specialist, using experience-based instincts, insight, judgement and timing to deliver complex, cross-border, cross-cultural deals, collaborating with various stakeholders

Led advantageous negotiations of pricing, terms, deal structures and documentation, in high-stakes transactions

Initiated/designed, negotiated and closed varying transaction structures, including share/asset sale/purchase, value swaps, and various payment mechanism (closing; deferred; earn-out)

Managed internal resources as well as external advisors and consultants

Involved in transactional accounting including purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment


Accomplished in strategic projects and change management programs, including acquisition strategy, post-merger integration, cost savings, operational efficiency improvement, organizational restructuring, project management, turn-around management, disposal strategy, and carve-out management 

Instrumental in post-Closing projects including transition, integration and monitoring of acquired businesses

Managed businesses (Pipeline construction contractor with revenue ~$100 million and up to ~500 field/project staff; Pipeline rehabilitation business involving intellectual property, fixed assets, and a core employee base), turned them around, and successfully divested them

Launched and completed organization-wide Change Management program, including delivering market-sensitive synergies arising from US$3.3 billion transformational cross-border corporate merger/acquisition, and driving/influencing broader cost savings and efficiencies

Successful carve-out of Foster Wheeler Steam generator/boiler businesses to global companies

Degrees in Civil Engineering (BE from University of Jodhpur, India; 1980-85), Construction Management (MS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech; 1989-91), and Business Administration (MBA from Harvard Business School; 1996-98) 

Over three decades of post-college experience, with first decade (1986-96) in engineering / construction / project management, and the last over two decades in business / management / operations / finance / transactions

Accomplished in global markets: Relevant and significant international breadth of experience in, and with, businesses, projects and transactions in Americas (US Citizen; US resident since 1989; managed operations and lived in Canada), Asia (born and raised in India; lived in Hong Kong), Australia, and Europe (worked/lived in London)

Problem-solver, delivering consistent results, using strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity

Industry veteran, with significant mergers, acquisitions, divestments and change management experience; engineering / project management background; balance of operational and financial acumen; and broad-based industry knowledge 

MAD | Change LLC has discussed collaboration arrangements with leading financial advisory and business consulting firms. 

Services can be provided by MAD | Change LLC and one of these advisors/consulting firms, working under separate contracts yet collaboratively, or under one umbrella. 

MAD | Change LLC

Washington DC 20016

+1 (202) 459-7164