Alvarez & Marsal Europe at a Glance


  • "Freedom to think widely."
  • "Exposure to senior deal and executive teams."
  • "Culture, opportunities for promotion, prestige, type of work."


  • "Communication at times."
  • "Leaving on a plane at 6.30 am Mondays for a project, returning home on Fridays at 11 pm—for 6 months."
  • "Reconciling US and European cultures."

The Buzz

  • "M&A and restructuring experts."
  • "Some practices are very prestigious."
  • "Innovative and diverse."

About Alvarez & Marsal Europe

Founded in 1983, Alvarez & Marsal is a global professional services firm with one overriding specialty:  helping companies and investors take action for change and drive performance when traditional approaches to solving business problems are insufficient. 

To do that, the firm offers several main global service lines: performance improvement, corporate restructuring and business advisory services, tax advisory, global forensics and disputes, and private equity lifecycle services.

While the firm is perhaps best known for its work turning around troubled companies, the lessons gleaned from those experiences mean that A&M also has strong capabilities when it comes to advising leaders of healthy companies on how to improve and innovate operations and financial performance. Indeed, in describing its capabilities, the company states that, "there are more similarities than differences in managing troubled companies and managing for growth.  We get to the heart of client challenges quickly and take a hands-on approach to complex business problem solving." That outlook-together with the firm's broad array of capabilities-means A&M will thrive in almost any economic climate. 

The company serves clients across a range of industries, including financial services, energy, retail, insurance, automotive and suppliers, consumer packaged goods, healthcare, high tech, manufacturing, media and entertainment, private equity, public sector, real estate, and transportation and infrastructure. Its client list includes AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune Global 500 (and half of the Fortune 100) companies, numerous private equity firms as well as several  banks and financial institutions, both in the U.S. and abroad. The firm has 45 offices in 18 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 

From one shop to one-stop-shop

When founders Tony Alvarez II and Bryan Marsal hung their shingle in New York in 1983, they did so as a firm with one core competency: restructuring. For the next 15 years, the firm gradually built a reputation in its local market as the go-to outfit for troubled companies-a reputation that led to the decision to expand the business, first nationally, in 1999, and then internationally with the launch of a European practice in 2001. 

Having steered its earliest clients through the fallout from the LBO oil patch era to the tech bust and the accounting scandals of the early years of the decade, A&M's next move was to help them navigate through the raft of new regulations that emerged because of those scandals. Accordingly, with clients struggling to come to terms with the details of the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations, in 2004, the firm branched into performance improvement and business advisory, before adding transaction advisory and private equity services the following year. 

Cometh the hour…

If the implosion of the financial markets in 2008 can be called a disaster, Alvarez & Marsal's role was akin to that of first responder: in advance of the credit crunch, the firm created a dedicated Financial Industry Advisory Services unit. Featuring a blend of consultants and banking industry operators on both sides of the pond, the unit was created to offer clients in the financial services industry counsel from former bankers and bank regulators, turnaround managers, real estate advisers, forensic accountants and IT strategists, among others. 

Underlining its reputation as a restructuring and turnaround specialist, meanwhile, A&M was selected to lead the global wind-down of Lehman Brothers following its declaration of bankruptcy-the largest (and likely the most complicated) wind-down in U.S. history. The Lehman project alone took four years; the bank began the process of repaying creditors in 2012 when it emerged from bankruptcy protection. Additionally, the firm also led the liquidation of WaMu and other major banking institutions in the aftermath of the credit crisis, and is active in countries and financial institutions across the Eurozone and North America, preparing for Dodd Frank and Basel III implementation, including new capital, business model, operational and risk/regulatory and asset management requirements. 

Principles of management

In recent years, Alvarez & Marsal's star has been rising in industry sectors where activist operational support and leadership, culled from the firm's distinctive restructuring heritage and relentless focus on execution and results, have been most needed. Accordingly, A&M is well positioned to define a new breed of consulting firm among healthy corporates addressing the trials and tribulations inherent in every economic cycle.   

Regardless of where a firm falls on the scale from "troubled" to "healthy," A&M believes that its principles for management can be applied to help it improve its performance and unlock value. Those principles include: minimizing bureaucracy but maintaining strong process management; challenging assumptions and traditional interests; remaining fact-based and objective when seeking reasons for underlying issues; rooting out under-performance; clarifying responsibility, authority and leadership over key initiatives; a belief that culture is a covenant that leaders build and maintain with their people that should not be squandered; and always keeping a watchful eye on liquidity and working capital management. 


July 2015

International Tax Expert Joins Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

The firm welcomed the return of Managing Director Darren Mills to Alvarez & Marsal's Taxand practice in New York, nine years after he helped to establish A&M's start-up tax advisory practice. A&M is a founding member of Taxand, the world's largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide. 

June 2015

Alvarez & Marsal Continues To Expand Its Private Equity Performance Improvement Services With A Series Of Strategic Hires

Following the significant growth of A&M's Private Equity Performance Improvement Group over the past year, the firm continued its advancement with the additions of Senior Directors Andrew Bronstein in Philadelphia, Mike Darland in Boston, Klaus Weisenberger in San Francisco and James Guyette in Chicago. The appointments of these veteran industry experts enhance A&M's ability to meet the continuing demand for value creation with performance improvement services that address stakeholders' needs. 

April 2015

Maryam Naderi: Consulting Magazine 2015 Rising Stars Under 35

A&M Senior Director Maryam Naderi was recognized as one of the 35 most talented young consultants under 35 in 2015 by Consulting Magazine. Distinguished for her relentless pursuit of excellent client service, Ms. Naderi specializes in the energy sector and has progressed through the ranks at A&M from Consultant to Senior Director. 

Leading Restructuring Professional Joins Alvarez & Marsal

Charles Moore, a nationally renowned expert in operational restructuring, turnaround consulting and interim management, joined A&M as a Managing Director in its North American Commercial Restructuring practice. Mr. Moore, who previously played a pivotal role in the historic restructuring of the City of Detroit, will provide invaluable insight and leadership to A&M's turnaround and restructuring services division. 

December 2014

Alvarez & Marsal Appoints Physician-Focused Industry Veteran To Rapidly Growing Healthcare Industry Group

A&M expanded its Healthcare Industry Group with the appointment of Gary Van House as a Senior Director in its Hospitals and Health Systems Practice. Mr. Van House's added experience leading multi-specialty medical practices positions A&M as a single, integrated solution for both hospitals and physician groups on issues ranging from strategy and alignment to performance improvement and practice operations. 

July 2014

Alvarez & Marsal Named Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year for Second Consecutive Year

A&M received the Turnaround Atlas Award for Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year in 2014, the second consecutive year that the firm received Global M&A Network's most prestigious honor. A&M was also recognized with awards for the Healthcare Services Turnaround of the Year for its work with Rural/Metro Corporation, Cross Border Restructuring of the Year for its work with Central European Distribution Corporation, and Pre-Packaged Restructuring of the Year - Middle Markets for its work with Education Holdings. 

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Alvarez & Marsal Europe

One Finsbury Circus
London EC2M 7EB
Phone: +44 207 715 5200
Fax: +44 207 715 5201
Vault ID: 5467328


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-CEOs: Antonio C. Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
  • 2015 Employees: 2,500

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  • Major Departments & Practices
    Global Capabilities
    Turnaround and Restructuring Advisory
    -Interim and Crisis Management
    Operational/Financial Performance Improvement
    -Technology/CIO Solutions
    -Supply Chain Management
    -Procurement Process and Leveraged Sourcing
    -Business Model Transformation
    Business Advisory Services
    -Corporate Governance
    -Executive Benefits Consulting
    -Global Forensic and Dispute Services
    -Tax Advisory Services
    -Transaction Advisory
    -Valuation Services
    -Risk Management
    Industry Expertise
    Automotive and Suppliers
    Consumer Packaged Goods
    Financial Services
    High Tech
    Media and Entertainment
    Private Equity
    Public Sector
    Real Estate
    Transportation and Infrastructure

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY (Global HQ)
    London (Europe HQ)
    São Paulo (Latin America HQ)
    Hong Kong (Asia HQ)
    44 offices in 18 countries worldwide

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