Leading companies, financial institutions and public entities turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) to solve their operational, financial and regulatory challenges and provide turnaround management solutions that work.

Around the world, change is a given and the need to create value is a constant. Companies facing operational and financial challenges need sound guidance and support to ensure future recovery, growth and results. A&M is uniquely positioned to develop and implement solutions that sharpen your business’s competitive advantage and future position.

Serving as trusted partners, our world-class operations professionals solve continuity- and growth-related business issues. A&M’s 360-degree approach to problem-solving drives the critical change required to optimize performance and maximize value.

 

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The impact of COVID-19 on the retail industry

June 30, 2021
Authors: Erin Brookes, Richard Fleming, Lynn Evison
The Shape of Retail: The True Cost of Online A new report in The Shape of Retail series, partnering with Retail Economics, estimates that U.K. retailers will see profits fall by £8bn by 2025 due to the seismic shift to ecommerce brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simplification for Growth: How can Businesses Reduce the Adverse Impacts of Complexity?

June 24, 2021
Authors: David Benichou, Bob Rajan, Lynn Evison
Branded consumer product companies are typically product innovation and marketing-led organisations that often accept product/Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) range complexity as an inevitable and acceptable consequence of their top-line focus. However, few businesses realise the true cost of SKU portfolio proliferation and the broader impact it has on business complexity. More SKUs does not always equate to more sales, sometimes the opposite.

U.K. Corporates Braced for Activist Attacks as COVID Disruption Highlights New Targets

June 3, 2021
Author: Malcolm McKenzie
Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) today announces the findings of its latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the “A&M Activist Alert”, or “AAA”. This snapshot edition of the study has identified 59 U.K. corporates that are predicted to face a public campaign by an activist investor in the near-term. The analysis predicts an uptick in activist focus on the consumer sector, which has until now been falling in attractiveness for activists.

Covid Crisis: Are efforts up to the mark? Optimisation vs turnaround of the French Retail Banking Industry

May 7, 2021
Authors: Nicolas Taufflieb, Mark Bennett
Over the last three years, A&M has done a comprehensive study of the profitability analysis of retail banks in France, which confirms that the economic model is under pressure, accentuated by the effects of the Covid crisis. This study is based on the 2020 results of French retail banks (Crédit Agricole, Caisse d’Epargne, Banques Populaires, Crédit Mutuel, Société Générale, BNP Paribas, LCL).
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According to the submission to the French authorities regarding the Gender Equality Index ("Index de l'égalité professionnelle"), A&M France has 75/100 points and thus complies with the legal regulations. We are very pleased with the result, as our core value “Inclusive Diversity” includes gender equality and we are proud to have been successfully accredited by the French authorities. Nevertheless, A&M will constantly strive to maintain and increase the achieved score in the spirit of A&M's continued growth, as equality of all employees is one of our most important commitments.

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Transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results.

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to help organizations transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.

Whether serving as advisers to executive boards, in interim management roles or with corporate stakeholders, our bias toward action and roll-up-your-sleeves culture remain the same. Powered by A&M’s restructuring heritage, our professionals assess business process management risks to help you address key areas impeding performance and implement sound solutions.

OUR EXPERTISE:

  • Transaction Advisory
    With one of the largest global transaction advisory teams, unrestricted by audit-based conflicts, we work with private equity, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, and hedge funds as well as corporate acquirers. We provide integrated financial, operational, commercial and accounting due diligence services to help them make informed investment decisions and improve the performance of current assets.
  • Transformation and Performance Improvement
    As experienced performance improvement partners, our approach is built on our operational and restructuring heritage and core principles: speed of analysis, practical business expertise and hands-on delivery.
  • Operational Due Diligence
    We analyze functional and departmental processes, including manufacturing operations, supply chain and distribution channels, procurement and supply, information technology, and back-office operations, to identify potential EBITDA adjustments. Our integrated operational and financial due diligence teams seamlessly construct a holistic view of the transaction opportunity.
  • Interim and Crisis Management
    We fill interim and crisis management roles to help guide companies through periods of distress or change. Our professionals work to improve operational / financial performance and create value.
  • Restructuring and Turnaround
    We offer critical assistance to companies that are underperforming, are in a crisis, or are healthy but with underperforming divisions. We collaborate with company management and serve in interim roles to stabilize financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital plans.
  • Financial Institutions Advisory
    A&M supports leading financial institutions which are facing challenging revenue and regulatory pressures. We help them in accelerating their transformation agenda and delivering performance excellence with a focus on cost take out projects, regulatory issues (including resolution and recovery planning). We leverage our restructuring DNA to push disruptive transformation and manage complexity through the seniority and expertise of our teams. 
  • Disputes and Investigations
    We provide analytical and investigative services to law firms, corporate counsel and management involved in complex financial disputes. We are trusted partners for business investigations, litigation consulting, accounting crises, forensic technology and expert testimony. Our comprehensive understanding of statutory and common law and rules of evidence yield practical solutions to challenges throughout investigation and testimony. We have provided written and oral expert evidence/testimony on matters related to damages, valuation and economic causation in domestic courts, and before arbitral tribunals working under the auspices of all the major arbitral institutions around the world. A&M’s Disputes and Investigations experts are recognised by Who’s Who Legal and other directories as leading players in their field. 
  • Valuation Services
    Maximising value is at the core of every senior management decision. We solve the most complex and challenging valuation issues for clients, including fairness opinions and commercial valuations, financial reporting and tax valuations, portfolio valuations for fund investments, valuations for claims and disputes, and strategic option evaluation.
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At A&M, we pride ourselves on being independent thinkers and doers who will make a difference for the clients we serve. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who draw upon the firm's restructuring heritage to help leaders turn change into a strategic business asset, manage risk and unlock value at every stage.

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Whether serving as trusted advisers or in interim management roles to accelerate positive change, our professionals are on the ground across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.

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