Alvarez & Marsal, a leading independent global professional services firm, has set the standard for working with organizations to solve complex problems, improve performance, drive critical change and maximize value for stakeholders.
In today's uncertain macro economy, companies—from sophisticated middle market businesses to complex major multinational entities—recognize that remaining competitive is more challenging than ever before. This is when leadership and a bias to action can make all the difference.
Success demands a clear path to results. Working with management of troubled or underperforming companies, A&M helps develop strategic plans to addresses challenges and opportunities, and build on core strengths.
Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group works with private equity firms, corporate acquirers, and hedge funds to identify and maximize value at every point in the transaction lifecycle.
Partner with the right expert team to navigate through a crisis or assist with a dispute.
Responsiveness. As tax law continues to increase in complexity and the stakes for businesses continue to rise, nothing is more important. Risk must be mitigated. Opportunities must be seized. Critical decisions must be made and implemented.
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) Taxand provides the quality client service you need.
Companies, private equity and hedge funds, investors and parties to contracts deal with transactional information that has been recorded at fair value and often subject to periodic measurement of such.
Economic pressures, aggressive lending and increased risks have resulted in a wave of troubled balance sheets, prompting regulators to place heightened scrutiny on financial institutions. In this exceedingly complex landscape, lenders, policy makers, investors and consumers are facing unprecedented challenges.
Trends in public policy, shareholder powers and activism place increasingly complex interlinked demands for transparency and accountability from corporate board structures and functions.
Companies today face increasingly complex issues in structuring executive compensation and benefit programs, which are critical in attracting and retaining top talent. A well-designed benefits package is an important component of an executive’s financial arrangement and an organization’s business strategy.
Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) focuses teams of senior professionals directly on client issues.
High-profile struggles of giants such as General Motors, Chrysler and Ford have brought to the forefront the increasingly volatile market conditions facing today’s automotive industry. Uncertainty surrounding macroeconomic challenges and the liquidity of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as the supply base, makes the near-term seem bleak and uncertain. As a result, automakers and their suppliers, whether distressed, underperforming or healthy, are filled with a greater sense of urgency to stop crises in their tracks, rapidly improve performance and create sustainable growth.
The consumer packaged goods industry is at a crossroads. Given current economic realities, these organizations continue to be challenged as they balance gaining share of the consumer’s wallet while providing value to the consumer. Faced with pressures from retailers, the diminishing impact of advertising, as well as competition from high-quality private label offerings, many consumer packaged goods organizations are losing critical brand relevance and positioning in the retail battleground.
With deep industry experience and a hands-on approach, Alvarez & Marsal's energy team works with energy companies to improve performance, solve their most complex problems and deal with many of the challenges they face in today’s competitive environment.
The credit crisis has produced a global shockwave for the financial services industry. Lingering pools of troubled assets, increased regulatory implications, government assistance, as well as the fall of major players continue to present unique challenges along with complex, mounting pressures and aggressive legislative developments.
Healthcare organizations and their stakeholders face unprecedented challenges in managing the business of healthcare. These mounting pressures can undermine – if not outright threaten – the sustainable delivery of quality services.
Technology companies face myriad challenges to not only meet financial goals, but to remain competitive in a constantly changing and innovative landscape. Consumers are increasingly savvy in technology capabilities and, consequently, are more sophisticated in their demands. In an economic downturn, technology businesses face budget cuts, declining sales and a decrease in consumer demand. To weather the storm, cost savings are crucial to firms that are struggling amid distressed market conditions.
Organizations and regulators across the insurance industry face complex challenges to improve performance, meet financial and operational targets, and navigate compliance issues. The Insurance Advisory services practice of Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) draws upon the firm's distinctive operational heritage to deliver results.
Manufacturing, which accounts for 18 percent of world GDP, is now facing its largest decline since World War II. Global competition, complex company structures, and emerging markets are challenging current business capabilities, while providing opportunities for prepared companies to gain market share. Input costs are challenging and IT and human capital investments are crucial considerations for all manufacturing businesses.
As communications, media, and entertainment companies continue to combat the complex challenges presented by the digital movement, plummeting ad revenues and consolidation, many recognize the significant opportunity the current landscape presents for improving the performance of their operations.
A&M helps public sector leaders to thoroughly analyze operations, seize opportunities and effect functional change to dramatically impact service delivery and budget management – in any economic climate.
How can A&M Real Estate Advisory Services ("A&M REAS") help your company – anywhere in the world? Today’s real estate landscape is more complex than ever – sovereign debt burdens, defaults and deleveraging, regulatory compliance, long-range sustainability and creative re-use, alignment between asset management strategy and property management implementation, and billions of dollars of dry powder looking for the optimal risk-adjusted return opportunities. A&M Real Estate Advisory Services professionals are experienced at addressing all of these issues and more.
In today's uncertain economy, retailers are filled with a greater sense of urgency to deliver near-term results and create sustainable models for future growth.
Cutthroat competition and the increasingly unforgiving credit markets are creating a variety of challenges for transportation and infrastructure companies. In an industry that requires significant capital expenditure and investment, and with long-term high fuel prices putting pressure on businesses, leverage is often necessary to maintain liquidity.
Combining their skills and experience in public accounting and banking within workout environments, Alvarez & Marsal's (A&M) founders helped pave the way for what would soon become a specialty area in professional services: turnaround management, corporate restructuring and operational performance improvement for companies and stakeholders. The first turnaround client of the firm – hailed as an unqualified success – was Timex Corporation, followed by a series of high profile situations in which boards, investors, legal advisors and management increasingly looked to A&M for advisory and crisis management services in troubled and underperforming situations.
Committed to core values and tenets of leadership, problem solving and value creation, A&M grew slowly and by design through the 1980s and 1990s, attracting a small team of deeply experienced restructuring talent based in New York and, by 1994, a satellite office in Los Angeles. By 1999, as the firm stood on the threshold of a new millennium, its founders convened a momentous offsite meeting to proactively determine the path forward. While on Daufuskie Island (off the South Carolina coast), more than 50 professionals of A&M agreed to chart a bold new course toward building a global brand and a legacy firm, based on a superior owner-operated platform, free from audit conflicts and constraints. Together they established a vision and created a blueprint that would guide the firm’s growth strategically and opportunistically in the years ahead.
The timing was good. By 2002, the winds of change and globalization were blowing and a diverse base of clients around the world was beckoning. As Bryan Marsal oversaw the orderly wind-down of Arthur Andersen in the post-Enron era of Sarbanes-Oxley, A&M began its strategic march from boutique restructuring player to global professional services firm. Today, the recognized standard for independent business advisory and turnaround management services, A&M also tackles wide-ranging issues and processes impacting corporate performance.
Drawing on the firm’s customary bias towards action and sense of urgency to preserve and maximize enterprise value, A&M provides world-class performance improvement, turnaround management and corporate restructuring services in the private and public sectors, as well as multi-disciplinary industry expertise. Private equity and distressed debt investors are increasingly leveraging A&M’s range of capabilities across the investment lifecycle from due diligence and performance improvement through to asset sales.
Whether advising management and boards or serving in interim management roles, when necessary, A&M’s growing team across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America continues to pioneer and deliver positive change and results for clients.