Gary Frantzen
Managing Director
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30+ years of experience conducting valuation analyses and providing fairness and solvency opinions
Valuation experience and expert witness testimony regarding value of business interests, securities, tangible and intangible assets and infrastructure
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Gary Frantzen is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in Chicago. He has more than 30 years of experience specializing in the valuation of businesses and business interests including equity interests; liabilities and debt securities; fairness and solvency opinions; options and other derivatives; and tangible and intangible assets.

He has provided opinions of value, fairness and solvency for many purposes such as acquisitions; divestitures; business and strategic plan reviews; business unit performance measurement; SEC filings; U.S. GAAP and other financial reporting requirements; U.S. federal, state, and non-U.S. tax reporting requirements; regulatory compliance, various dispute resolution procedures and general advisory purposes.

Mr. Frantzen has worked with clients across a wide variety of industries such as healthcare services & medical devices, basic and specialty chemicals, automotive & aerospace, construction engineering and materials, business & consumer services, infrastructure, financial institutions/insurance, food & agricultural products, paper & packaging, retail/wholesale distribution, transportation/logistics and industrial machinery & equipment.  

Representative engagements include the valuation and expert testimony regarding the value of a restaurant/food service concession agreement related to a dispute between the concessionaire and the Chicago Park District and City of Chicago; valuation and expert testimony regarding the impact on the value of an equipment installation and construction company as it related to accounting misstatements; assessment of the potential insolvency of a Medicare/Medicaid insurance provider on behalf of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in consideration of government penalties levied with respect to a qui tam action under the False Claims Act; assessment and testimony regarding the lost profits of a sales agency related to a shareholder dispute and non-competition agreements; and the valuation and testimony in bankruptcy court regarding the insolvency of a metals recycling company related to a fraudulent transfer.  

Prior to joining A&M in 2012, Mr. Frantzen most recently managed the Chicago Office of American Appraisal Associates, Inc. and served as the Chairman of the National Healthcare Industry practice for that firm.  Earlier in his career, he was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s Corporate Value Consulting, a Director at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, a Partner at Arthur Andersen where he was the co-leader of the Strategic Valuation Services Group and led the financial valuation practice for Andersen’s Central Region and a Director at Coopers & Lybrand LLP. 

Mr. Frantzen earned a bachelor's of science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago. 

Mr. Frantzen is a CFA Charterholder (Chartered Financial Analyst), an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), American Society of Appraisers. 

He is currently a member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of Chicago, American Society of Appraisers and Healthcare Financial Management Association.