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.

Companies around the globe are facing operational and financial challenges due to turbulent economic markets. A&M is uniquely positioned to resolve your most challenging situations and ensure recovery and transformation. We'll sharpen your competitive advantage and position your business for the future.


Our world-class professionals are committed to helping you solve continuity and growth-related business issues. As your trusted partner, we will provide clarity and results from beginning to end driving critical change that will optimize performance, maximize value and mitigate risks.


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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.

The Role of the COO in Transformations: Steering the Ship on a Journey Toward Operational Excellence

June 21, 2021
Author: Steffen Kroner
Following on from our articles on the CEO’s and CFO’s roles in transformation scenarios, this piece will examine the COO’s key responsibilities. It is down to the COO to guide and implement the transformation’s most important workstreams – delivering improvements, efficiencies and innovations that make the business fit for the future, as well as implementing sustainable cost reduction. In this process, the COO should carefully manage relationships with several different stakeholder groups.

Alvarez & Marsal Adds Leading Practitioner to Debt Advisory Team in Europe

June 14, 2021
Authors: Jens Nawrath, Tim Metzgen
Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today announces that it has hired Jens Nawrath as a Managing Director in its European Debt Advisory team. Mr. Nawrath will join the Frankfurt office, bringing more than 30 years’ experience advising in debt advisory, turnaround and financial restructuring cases.
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Transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results.

Alvarez & Marsal delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services to organizations seeking to improve or transform operations, accelerate growth and improve results through decisive action.

Whether serving as advisers to executive boards or in interim management roles within a turnaround and restructuring setting, our professionals can help you to quickly and effectively assess business process management risks, address key areas impeding performance and implement sound solutions.

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  • Corporate Performance Improvement and Transformation
    We partner with companies to drive significant, sustainable business performance improvement across operations by seizing the right growth opportunities and improving profitability in the face of top and bottom-line challenges. As well as supporting transformation of complete enterprises, we provide specialist services in growth and revenue enhancement, supply chain operations, finance and accounting, business technology, human capital and organizational change.

    Companies call us when they need to address a tough performance challenge, whether initiated internally or as a reaction to activist investor interest.
  • Disputes and Investigations
    We are trusted partners for business investigations, litigation consulting, accounting crises, forensic technology and expert witness support. We present findings in regulatory, criminal, civil and other proceedings and have worked on some of the most significant investigative and dispute cases across Europe and beyond. 
  • Financial Services
    For banks, insurance companies, asset managers and financial services investors, we deliver bank restructuring and credit portfolio valuation, regulatory advisory, and operational improvement services that drive top- and bottom-line growth.
  • Private Equity Services
    We provide an integrated approach for private equity firms to improve performance across the PE investment lifecycle. Pre-deal, we assess the value generation potential of target businesses. During the due diligence phase we provide operational due diligence in an integrated offering with our transaction services team to reflect the value generation potential in the underlying business valuation parameters. Post-deal, we develop 100 / 200 day plans; improve reporting, cash and working capital management; plan and execute carve-out; design and initiate performance improvement programs; execute value-critical changes and get your business ready for onward sale with onsite support in interim management roles, if required.
  • Transaction Advisory
    With one of the largest global transaction advisory teams, unrestricted by audit-based conflicts, we work with private equity firms, hedge funds and corporate acquirers to help them make informed investment decisions. We provide integrated financial, operational and commercial due diligence services on both buy- and sell-side, including carve-out analysis and pricing advisory.
  • Corporate Restructuring and Turnaround Management
    Our practice offers 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. A&M's involvement reassures creditors and investors that the company is taking steps to address its problems and maximize its value. To that end, we assist companies with liquidity management, business plan development, implementation of restructuring and transformation plans, interim management services and providing third parties with an independent business review (IBR) or an S6 restructuring opinion.
  • Valuation Services
    Maximizing value is at the core of every senior management decision. We solve the most complex and challenging valuation issues for clients, including fairness opinions, IDW S1 valuations, financial reporting and tax valuations, portfolio valuations for fund investments, valuations for claims and disputes, and strategic option evaluation.
  • Debt Advisoy 
    We help companies plan, select, source, negotiate and amend debt finance across a range of debt markets, structures and geographies. The team comprises ex-bankers and advisors and has many years of expertise across the credit spectrum, both with experienced borrowers and those approaching the new markets for the first time.


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