Richard Wu
Senior Director
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Specialist in developing creative solutions for distressed companies
Extensive experience in all aspects of the restructuring process
Has served as restructuring officer and interim chief financial officer
Advises clients in and out of court, and has represented both debtors and creditors
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Richard Wu is a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Turnaround and Restructuring practice in Miami. For more than a decade, he has specialized in developing creative solutions for distressed companies, including formulating and executing strategic business plans, balance sheet restructuring, cash-flow forecasting, budgeting, working capital management and providing advice on other complex restructuring matters.

Mr. Wu works primarily with underperforming companies and has extensive restructuring experience. He has been involved in all aspects of the restructuring process, served as restructuring officer, interim chief financial officer, advised clients both in and out of court, and has represented both debtor and creditor constituencies.

Mr. Wu most recently worked with a publicly traded, diversified construction company ($800 million revenue) wherein he helped evaluate and prepare the company’s near- and long-term business plan. Mr. Wu worked directly with the executive management team as well as divisional leaders in order to develop a feasible business plan, identify cost-saving initiatives and drive significant improvement to working capital.

Mr. Wu also recently worked with the management of a distressed medical transcription company ($400 million revenue) wherein he helped develop and evaluate restructuring alternatives for the company. He worked directly with management throughout the entire restructuring process, which resulted in a successful in-court reorganization. Mr. Wu led the day-to-day process, taking responsibility for the cash flow and business plan forecast, and was also the key liaison with lenders, bondholders and other key creditors as well as their respective advisors.

Some of Mr. Wu’s other notable restructuring clients include: the secured lender of Pilgrim’s Pride ($7 billion publicly traded poultry company), a $230 million distressed freight and logistics company in Indiana, a Boston-based, $320 million trucking and warehousing company, a USVI-based telecom conglomerate, the secured lending group of Cagle’s Inc. ($310 million publicly traded poultry processor), a $250 million distressed dairy with more than 100,000 heads of cattle and 20,000 acres of farmland, Allen Family Foods (a $300 million vertically-integrated poultry processor) and Adventure Parks Group of Georgia. Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Wu served as a senior analyst with a multi-billion dollar institutional lender responsible for credit risk analysis. Prior to that, he worked as an analyst with a multi-billion dollar distressed-focused hedge fund, performing financial due diligence on distressed companies.

Mr. Wu earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami with a concentration in Finance and Accounting. He is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor and is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.