Mark Firmin

Managing Director
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25 years of restructuring experience
Advises on stabilising businesses, improving stakeholder communication, generating additional cash headroom, implementing accelerated sales and developing contingency plans
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Mark Firmin is a Managing Director and Head of U.K. Regional Restructuring with Alvarez & Marsal in London. He is also leads the firm’s U.K. Insolvency business. Mr. Firmin brings 25 years of experience providing restructuring advice and support to under-performing businesses and their stakeholders. He specialises in helping boards to implement strategic, operational and financial restructurings. Mr. Firmin has worked with clients across a range of industries including retail, manufacturing, oil and gas, printing, mining, property and airlines.

Mr. Firmin advises companies of all sizes, from large public entities to small owner-managed businesses. His expertise involves stabilising the business, improving stakeholder communication, generating additional cash headroom, implementing accelerated sales and developing contingency plans. He has also worked extensively with financial investors and creditor groups of distressed organisations by providing independent advice on maximising investment value or minimising lending risk.

In addition, Mr. Firmin has led many insolvencies and has been particularly successful in keeping businesses intact throughout the insolvency process, thereby maximising value for stakeholders and preserving jobs.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Firmin was the U.K. Head of Restructuring at KPMG, where he managed 450 people operating across 17 offices throughout the U.K. He spent 21 years with KPMG’s restructuring practice, where he served as Partner and on the firm’s National Markets and Deal Advisory Leadership teams.

Mr. Firmin earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Manchester University. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a member of R3, and is a licensed Insolvency Practitioner.