FTI Consulting, Inc.

FTI Consulting, Inc. Company Profile

THE SCOOP 

Thriving as a global consultancy

FTI Consulting has grown from a small forensic consulting firm founded in Annapolis, Maryland in 1982, into a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. The firm was founded as an alternative to the Big Four-back then, the Big Six-but over time, with the turmoil in world markets, the advent of Sarbanes Oxley and the emphasis on transparency and objectivity, FTI Consulting has had a great impact on world affairs in a variety of different capacities. With more than 4,200 employees located in 26 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring.

 

A bull in a herd of bears

As the most recent economic bubble began showing signs of weakness in 2007, FTI Consulting's counter-cyclical business offerings began surging, with the company taking advantage of opportunities to leverage its expertise in practice areas that are in high demand as a result of the economic downturn. FTI Consulting advised on many of the largest, highest profile corporate restructurings during this time, including Lehman Brothers, General Motors and CIT. 

Other headline engagements for FTI Consulting include the Bernard Madoff fraud, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Milosevic war crimes trials, the Major League Baseball steroid investigation, the 2000 presidential election recount, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the Enron, WorldCom and Adelphia Communications bankruptcies.

 

Breaking down the business

The firm's Corporate Finance/Restructuring segment focuses on strategic, operational, financial and capital needs of businesses around the world. FTI's professionals advise and implement on a wide range of client services, including restructuring, insolvency, litigation support, interim management, capital market advisory, post-acquisition integration, valuations, tax planning as well as financial management and performance improvement solutions. 

FTI's Corporate Finance/Restructuring services are offered through a global network of 47 offices in 14 countries.

The Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment provides corpo­rations, governments and law firms around the globe with a complete range of multidisciplinary, indepen­dent dispute advisory, investigative, data acquisition/analysis and forensic accounting services. These services are typically required when clients face high stakes litigation, arbitration and compliance investigations and regulatory scrutiny. 

FTI's Forensic & Litigation Consulting services are offered through a global network of 50 offices in 18 countries. 

The Health Solutions practice provides consulting and advisory services that help FTI's clients optimize their short-term and long-term performance, and prepare for and respond to strategic, operational and financial challenges in the healthcare and life sciences industries. The firm's services focus on operational services, such as clinical and performance effectiveness and improvement; regulatory services, including the development, implementation and management of compliance programs and dispute resolution; advisory services, such as M&A; management services, such as turnaround services and the interim management of hospitals, health systems and other types of healthcare organizations; and process improvement services, such as strategy, planning, revenue growth and fee reimbursement advisory services. 

The Economic Consulting segment provides law firms, compa­nies, government entities and other interested parties with analysis of complex economic issues. The firm helps clients with legal, regulatory and international arbitration proceedings; stra­tegic decision making; and public policy debates in the U.S. and around the world. Consultants deliver economic analysis and modeling of issues arising in M&A transactions, complex antitrust litigation, commercial disputes, international arbitration, regu­latory proceedings and a wide range of securities litigation. Additionally, the firm helps clients analyze complex economic issues, such as the economic impact of deregulation on a particular industry or the amount of damages suffered by a busi­ness as a result of particular events. FTI consultants regularly provide expert testimony on damages, rates and prices, valuations (including valuations of complex derivatives), competitive effects and intellectual property disputes. They also provide analyses and advice relating to antitrust and competition cases, regulatory proceedings, business valuations and public policy. 

FTI's Economic Consulting services are offered through a global network of 27 offices in 10 countries.

The Technology segment provides software, services and consulting for e-discovery and information management. The firm assists corporations, law firms and government agencies world­wide with internal, regulatory and global investigations, early case assessment, litigation and joint defense, antitrust and competition investigations, including pre-merger notification "Second Request", and the secure management, analysis and use of critical corporate information. It provides a comprehensive suite of software and services to help clients locate, review and produce electronically stored information ("ESI") including e-mail, computer files, voice­mail, instant messaging and financial and transactional data. 

Ringtail® software and Acuity® managed review are used for e-dis­covery and document review in litigation and secure information management. Ringtail can be deployed either on-premises or as a service (SaaS) or on-demand as a hosted solution through us or our network of third-party service providers. 

Technology software and services are offered globally through 23 offices in five countries.

The Strategic Communications segment provides advice and consulting services relating to financial and corporate communications and investor relations, reputation management and brand communications, public affairs, business consulting and digital design and marketing. 

The firm's Strategic Communications services are offered through a global network of 35 offices in 16 countries.


Snapping up the leftovers

Diversifying through acquisition is nothing new for FTI Consulting. In fact, the company's whole focus on restructuring began with the buyout of two financial consulting firms in 1998, prior to which the firm had specialized in litigation consulting. Since going public, FTI has focused on diversifying the firm's business portfolio by adding pro-cyclical businesses. Today 60 percent of the firm's business is traditional pro-cyclical or based on past pro-cyclical events. This diversification allows FTI Consulting to outperform peers irrespective of the business cycle. .

 

Global Partnerships

FTI Consulting evaluates sponsorships and  Global Partnerships annually. Please see the firm's site for more information: http://www.fticonsulting.com/our-firm/global-partnerships.aspx.  

 

FTI Journal

The FTI Journal is a digital publication from FTI Consulting that draws upon the deep expertise and shared experiences of elite FTI Consulting professionals reporting from around the globe. It explores the impact and consequences of transformational business events and offers actionable and thought provoking insights for business leaders and their advisers. Each article reflects the best, leading edge thinking of FTI Consulting. View the FTI Journal at http://www.ftijournal.com/home.

 

IN THE NEWS 

April 2014 

FTI recognized as a leading provider of legal software and services in seven categories of this year's The National Law Journal reader rankings.

  • Intellectual Property Litigation Consultant
  • Managed Document Review
  • Expert Witness Provider
  • Legal Process Outsourcing
  • Information Governance Solutions
  • End-to-End Litigation Consulting Firm
  • Case Management Software

 

March 2014 

Compass Lexecon wins four 2014 Global Competition Review ("GCR") Awards in the following categories:

  • Matter of the Year - Global: For the US Airways/American Airlines merger.
  • Merger Control of the Year - Americas: For the Office Max/Office Depot merger.
  • Behavioral Matter of the Year - Americas: For the defense of Visa/MasterCard before the Canadian Competition Tribunal.
  • 2014 Economist of the Year - Awarded to a Senior Managing Director within Compass Lexecon.

March 2014 

FTI Consulting wins 2014 Association of Management Consulting Firms ("AMCF") Spotlight Award in the Operational Performance category for their work with North Shore-LIJ Health System.

 

February 2014

FTI Consulting Honored with Seven M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards:

 

Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million)

  • Restructuring of American Suzuki Motors Corporation

Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $500 million to $1 billion)

  • Chapter 11 Reorganization of Ahern Rentals

Cross-Border Restructuring Deal of the Year (over $1 billion)

  • Chapter 11 Restructuring of Arcapita Bank B.S.C.(c)

Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (over $1 billion)

  • Sale of Hostess Brands, Inc. ("HBI")

Sec. 363 Sale of the Year (over $100 million to $1 billion)

  • 363 Bankruptcy Sale of Orchard Supply Hardware Stores

Sec. 363 Sale of the Year (over $1 billion)

  • Restructuring of Residential Capital LLC ("ResCap")

Energy Deal of the Year

  • Restructuring of AES Eastern Energy, L.P. 

 

January 2014

Board of Directors appoints Steve Gunby as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of FTI Consulting.

 

July 2013

FTI Consulting Recognized as a Multiple Winner at Annual The M&A Advisor Turnaround Atlas Awards

 

June 2013

FTI Consulting Recognized as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for E-discovery Software Report

 

May 2013

The National Law Journal Readers Award FTI Consulting Top Honors for Legal Software and Service Offerings

 

January 2013

FTI Consulting Maintains its Ranking as the #1 Communications Advisor Topping Mergermarket's Annual League Tables of PR Advisers

 

May 2012 

FTI Consulting named the 'Corporate Agency of the Year' 

The award was bestowed by The Holmes Report

 

Always Growing

FTI Consulting completed its 29th consecutive year of revenue growth. From $6 million in revenue in 1992, the firm has grown into a $1.65 billion worldwide firm, and has maintained a compound annual growth rate in excess of 30 percent.

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FTI Consulting, Inc.


1101 K Street NW
Suite B100
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (561) 515-1900
Fax: (561) 515-1990
www.fticonsulting.com

STATS


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: FCN
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • President & CEO: Steven H. Gunby
  • 2014 Employees: 4,200

  • Employment Contact

    Visit FTI's careers page


  • Major Departments & Practices

    Corporate Finance/Restructuring

    Economic Consulting

    Forensic & Litigation Consulting

    Health Solutions

    Strategic Communications

    Technology

Major Office Locations

  • 97 Offices in 26 Countries Worldwide
  • Major Offices:
  • Washington, DC (HQ)
  • Annapolis
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Bogota
  • Brisbane
  • Brussels
  • Frankfurt
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Melbourne
  • Paris
  • Sao Paolo
  • Singapore
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