CEO: Simon Freakley
Number of professionals: 2000+
Overview & History:
AlixPartners is a global consulting firm that has worked with clients around the world for nearly 40 years, helping businesses respond to challenges when everything is on the line — from urgent performance improvement to complex restructuring, from risk mitigation to accelerated transformation.
While the firm pioneered the approach to turnaround and restructuring, today AlixPartners has a diverse service offering, including Digital, Investigations, Disputes & Risk, Mergers & Acquisitions, Organization and Transformative Leadership, Performance Improvement, and Turnaround and Restructuring. The firm regularly works with law firms, corporate boards and management, investment banks, and investors on navigating business challenges. The firm has deep industry expertise embedded within its services, with consultants who have served as senior industry leaders, and the teams regularly work together across services and geographies.
Investigations, Disputes & Risk Practice & Services:
AlixPartners Investigations, Disputes, and Risk practice offers capabilities across a broad spectrum of offerings that encompass every stage of the legal and regulatory process, striving to maximize value and minimize risk.
■ Corporate Governance, Risk, and Operational Compliance: AlixPartners evaluates and develops compliance governance programs, financial controls and KPIs, training, and communication programs in connection with regulatory changes and inquiries
■ Data Analytics: AlixPartners’ teams include subject matter experts, data analytics professionals, and software and database developers who master any amount of structured and unstructured data to produce actionable and defensible insights. They leverage knowledge of complex data management systems to reconstruct data flows and consolidate data from disparate sources. Areas of expertise include machine learning, predictive analytics, robotic process automation, business intelligence and dashboard visualizations, and data convergence solutions
■ Litigation and Arbitration: Alix- Partners’ accountants, economists, and financial analysts serve as expert witnesses in litigation and international arbitration matters. They consult and testify on bankruptcy litigation, class actions, class certification, cross-border disputes, purchase price disputes, securities litigation, solvency, and fraudulent conveyance
■ Economics Consulting: AlixPartners’ team consists of antitrust and regulatory economists, econometricians, financial economists, and academic affiliates who provide litigation support and expert testimony in connection with antitrust matters, commercial and class action litigation, and damages quantification. Areas of expertise include antitrust damages, M&A, cartel and anti-competitive agreements, and monopolization and abuse of dominance
■ e-Discovery: The AlixPartners team utilizes best-in-class e-Discovery tools to provide data collection, processing, analytics, and hosting across the world — and in multiple languages, through eight data centers. Their customizable solutions are leveraged by lawyers and consultants to increase efficiency and reduce cost
■ Forensic Investigations: AlixPartners’ forensic accountants help clients conduct investigations, uncovering insights and developing strategies to navigate challenges. The team consists of forensic accountants, former regulators, certified fraud examiners, industry experts, and forensic technology specialists. They work on investigations related to AML, asset recovery, backdating, embezzlement, fraud, financial reporting, FATCA, FCPA, insider trading, OFAC and sanctions violations, Ponzi schemes and kickbacks, price-fixing, revenue recognition, securities enforcement, theft and misuse of corporate assets, whistleblowing and white collar defense, and act as monitors
■ Valuation: AlixPartners values a wide range of public and private companies and are experts at determining the value of a business, as well as component assets and liabilities. The firm offers valuation services to address disputes, M&A, strategic planning, IP and licensing, tax planning and transfer pricing, collateral valuation for lenders, purchase price allocations, goodwill impairment, and ESOP and stock options
■ Transactions: The firm provides advisory and CFO support on M&A, private equity and debt-raising, refinancing, and debt restructuring transactions. It helps clients understand the options available to preserving, enhancing, or realizing value and have a long track record of providing time-critical advice coupled with deep transactions, operational, and restructuring expertise Investigations, Disputes & Risk Practice Leaders: Steven Ambort and Louis Dudney