Alvarez & Marsal Europe at a Glance


  • "Early responsibilities."
  • "Lots of interesting projects."
  • "Opportunity to take interim senior management roles in clients' businesses."


  • "Time commitments."
  • "Lack of structure."
  • "Very hierarchical culture and difficulty moving beyond a pure delivery role."

The Buzz

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

About Alvarez & Marsal Europe

Innovative by nature, Alvarez & Marsal has the expertise to work with established players, start-ups and everything in between. A&M is a global professional services firm that makes transformation happen. The firm helps companies and investors drive performance by listening, collaborating and taking action. 

The firm's primary global service lines of corporate performance improvement, private equity services, restructuring & turnaround, tax, disputes and investigations, valuation and regulatory & risk advisory are fueled by its leaders' extensive C-suite experience and business know how. 

Swift, nimble and entrepreneurial in spirit and culture, A&M prides itself on quickly identifying client challenges and taking a hands-on approach to solving complex business problems.

The company serves clients across a range of industries, including energy, financial services, health care, public & social sector and real estate. 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, Latin America and the Middle East.  Action-oriented people with a passion for tackling challenges will find themselves at home at A&M.  The firm supports the A&M Women's Leadership Connection and the A&M Young Professionals group.  A&M is a private company that thinks of itself as a "home grown" family with strong ties to firm alumni around the world. 

A&M Digs In and Gets the Job Done

When Tony Alvarez and Bryan Marsal joined forces in 1983, it was with the intent of seamlessly linking operations, performance improvement and value creation to best help companies turn areas of stagnation into growth to achieve sustainable results.

A&M provides global leadership, problem solving and value creation for companies across industries and around the world. We work as advisers, interim leaders and partners who tell clients what they need to know, not always what they want to hear.

Putting Expertise to the Test 

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. Underlining its reputation as a restructuring and turnaround specialist, 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 firm approached this assignment with the same set of core values that it does every assignment - integrity, quality and results.  

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.

The firm's hands-on operations experience paved the way for it becoming the "go-to" consulting firm for turnaround, operations and performance improvement management. 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.


February 2016 

'Gross-Up Payment' Benefits Provided To Executives Continue To Decline, According To New Report By Alvarez & Marsal

According to a new Alvarez & Marsal Taxand study "Change in Control Report" the number of executives entitled to excise tax gross-ups and other benefits in the event of a change in control is declining. The study, examined arrangements among the top 200 publicly traded companies in the U.S.  The findings revealed 93 percent of companies surveyed have plans to phase out or eliminate excise tax 'gross up' entitlements in the future pointing to a continued downward trend in pay-outs amid rising concerns regarding corporate governance.  A&M is a founding member of Taxand, the world's largest independent tax organization, which provides high quality, integrated tax advice worldwide.

A&M Helps Boards Navigate The Challenge Of Extraordinary Disruptions 

A&M's 18-month research study "Boards in Challenging Times: Extraordinary Disruptions," yields a practical framework for how boards should lead through complex and discontinuous challenges. The research, developed in conjunction with Henley Business School, analyzed the real life experiences of more than 70 seasoned U.K. Executive and Non-Executive Board Directors. The research has identified four distinct types of disruption that firms may face and provides a three-stage framework of leadership approaches, qualities and core disciplines that should be used to tackle each type

Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) today reveals the findings of its major 18-month research study which explores how Boards should address the unique, extraordinary disruptions that can challenge the very existence of a business.

October 2015

International Tax Expert Ken Brewer Joins Alvarez & Marsal Taxand

The firm proudly announced the appointment of Ken Brewer to its international tax team as a Senior Advisor supporting its national tax practice. With more than 40 years of experience working with multinational corporations on federal and international tax matters, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), intellectual property, supply chain and debt capitalization issues, Mr. Brewer has significant expertise in designing and implementing multinational corporate structures in the most tax-efficient manner possible.

September 2015

Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group Continues Its Global Expansion With A Latin America Practice

A&M continued the global expansion of its transaction advisory capabilities by strengthening its offerings for Latin America. The appointments of Los Angeles-based Managing Director Fabio Pires and Miami-based Managing Director Alvaro Araujo brought significant in-market expertise in nearly all countries across the region, including Brazil, Mexico Colombia, Chile and Peru, along with building on A&M's commitment to serve clients' global needs as evidenced by the firm's recent growth in Europe and Asia.

March 2015

Talking Private Equity Trends with Alvarez & Marsal

Low interest rates and alternative financing sources are just two of the many things affecting private equity deals right now, according to Paul Aversano, managing director at Alvarez & Marsal LLC. In a studio interview with the The Deal, Aversano discussed the conditions both buyers and sellers are facing at this time. Aversano also outlined how low interest rates will continue to affect the M&A market and the pressure that PE firms are feeling to transact.

- Show Less + Show Full Description

Alvarez & Marsal Europe

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


  • Employer Type: Private
  • Co-CEOs: Antonio C. Alvarez II & Bryan P. Marsal
  • 2016 Employees: 2,765

  • 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)
    45 offices in 18 countries worldwide