Paul Johnson

As a director in CohnReznick’s Merger Integration and Transformation Carve-out Services practice, Paul Johnson has 25 years of experience in M&A with expertise in merger integration, carveout and separation, and due diligence. His experience spans all phases of the deal cycle from planning and analysis to execution.

Paul Johnson

Office | 469-451-7128

Dallas, TX

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Experience and credentials

Helps clients plan, prepare, and execute on key activities and milestones required prior to HSR approval, from sign-to-close through to post-close integration.
Delivers insights on annual and one-time costs, as well as synergy analysis for prospective private equity buyers.
Extensive M&A experience comprises managing the Integration/Separation Management Office (IMO/SMO) across diverse transactions including a $10 billion healthcare merger where he oversaw 20 workstreams to unlock $60 million in cost savings and unveil over $100 million in growth synergies.
Additional integration/separation accomplishments include leading various IMO workstreams for a $15 billion consumer production distribution merger, effectively doubling the acquirer's market presence.
He led the carve-outs of three substantial business units from a technology manufacturer and supported the transition of one of the carveouts, which sold for $2.3 billion, to another private equity buyer.


Paul specializes in IT due diligence, evaluating IT functions, ERP, CRM, and HRIS systems alongside infrastructure assessment.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Paul worked in the private equity practice of a global restructuring firm where he focused on all parts of the deal cycle and overseeing large integration teams.
Additional prior work experience includes working at Big Four Firms, executing on approximately 20 diligences per year.
Paul has supported various deals in Latin America and is fluent in Spanish.


MBA – Northwestern University.
BSBA – Brigham Young University
AI in Healthcare Certificate – Stanford University