Peter Briggs

Managing Director
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35+ years of financial and operational restructuring experience
Has held significant international managerial and board governance roles
Major Cases: Lehman Brothers, Arthur Andersen, European banking crisis
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Financial Institutions today face increasing pressure from regulatory compliance and disruptive technological change, as well as a highly uncertain global economic climate. A&M can help these institutions respond and create value with improved compliance, profitability, prudential health and customer satisfaction.
Peter A. Briggs is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s North American Commercial Restructuring practice in New York. Previously, he served as CEO of A&M Financial Industry Advisory Services (FIAS), LLC and led A&M’s Corporate Restructuring practices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Greece, CEE, and Russia/CIS.

With more than 35 years of financial and operational restructuring experience, Mr. Briggs has advised and led companies across a wide range of industries on six continents and has managed businesses and served on boards in over 30 countries.

During the Chapter 11 of Lehman Brothers, Mr. Briggs managed the wind down of the $46 billion global loan portfolio. He has also served in other senior executive and advisory roles for A&M clients, including Chairman and CEO of European Directories S.A., Senior Adviser to global packaging manufacturer Chesapeake Corp.; CEO of Vitopel Group, a Brazilian plastics manufacturer; CEO of HP Pelzer, a German tier one automotive components manufacturer; CRO for multinational textile maker Galey & Lord; Senior Adviser to Mexican denim producer Parras; Chief Restructuring Adviser to Tropical Sportswear Int'l Corp.; COO of healthcare finance company National Century Financial Enterprises, Inc.; CRO for Financial Services to retailer The Spiegel Group (Eddie Bauer); Chairman of the Audit Committee to Alliance Bank of Kazakhstan; Chairman and CEO of Treofan Group, winning TMA International Turnaround of the Year Award; and Chief Restructuring Adviser to Arthur Andersen LLP.

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Under his leadership, FIAS advised central banks, systemic banks, or governments of numerous European countries through the last financial crisis including in Ireland, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Portugal, Austria and the Netherlands, and a number of international financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), European Investment Bank (EIB) and International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Briggs served as a Senior Credit Officer for the Citigroup U.S. Leveraged Finance Portfolio. During 16 years with Citigroup, he managed the asset-based finance business in NY, focusing on LBO, DIP and reorganization financing; and founded/led the Citigroup Venture Capital corporate finance and investment management businesses in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mr. Briggs earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Middlebury College and a master's degree in business administration from New York University.