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October 7, 2014

Alvarez & Marsal has been named ‘Due Diligence Provider of the Year’ by the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2014. This accolade was awarded based on the calibre and volume of A&M’s deal work during the judging period, July 2013 to June 2014. Specifically, A&M was acknowledged for the financial and operational vendor due diligence and pricing advisory services it provided in support of the sale of David Lloyd Leisure.

A&M’s Transaction Advisory Services team supported a complex shareholder base in the David Lloyd transaction, one of the market’s largest deals in the last twelve months, through a complex deal structure with a senior integrated team. This work enabled the David Lloyd business to enter a new phase of its development supported by a new investor.

The Unquote judging panel described A&M as “a quality outfit, with an impressive range across operational and financial diligence.”

Winners of the Unquote British Private Equity Awards are chosen based upon a public voting system and the views of a panel of Unquote judges. A&M was selected for the 2014 ‘Due Diligence Provider of the Year’ from an unprecedented number of award submissions and was bestowed the honour at a private reception on October 2 in London.

Adrian Balcombe, Managing Director and Head of European Transaction Advisory at A&M said, “We’re absolutely delighted that A&M has been identified as ‘Due Diligence Provider of the Year’ by Unquote and our peers in the industry. Our unique model of providing an integrated and world class financial and operational due diligence product, combined with all of A&M’s skill sets, continues to gain reputation and traction in the private equity market.  This recognition supports our approach.”

Shepard (Colie) Spink, Managing Director and co-lead of A&M’s European Private Equity Performance Improvement practice, accepted the award on behalf of A&M and said “Several years ago we at A&M had a vision that could leverage our operational improvement heritage to become relevant to the mainstream private equity market. Today we have over 300 professionals worldwide dedicated to creating value and mitigating risk for private equity sponsors. It is immensely gratifying when the market recognises the value of what we have built through the work they are giving us, and through terrific accolades such as this.”

About Unquote
Unquote is one of the largest private equity research teams in Europe, and attracts the full spectrum of private equity professionals, providing validated data, commentary and analysis.  For more information, visit www.unquote.com.

About Alvarez & Marsal
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to activate change and achieve results.

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action. Our senior professionals are experienced operators, world-class consultants and industry veterans who leverage 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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