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
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.
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
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
IN THE NEWS
'Gross-Up Payment' Benefits Provided To Executives
Continue To Decline, According To New Report By Alvarez &
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
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
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
International Tax Expert Ken Brewer Joins Alvarez &
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.
Alvarez & Marsal's Transaction Advisory Group
Continues Its Global Expansion With A Latin America
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.
Talking Private Equity Trends with Alvarez
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.