Press Releases

Low Profits Threaten Japanese Restaurant Chains’ High Valuations, According to AlixPartners Study

October 30, 2014

Japan’s top-10 restaurant chains outstrip foreign rivals in revenue growth, but to safeguard market value they will have to stay focused on driving growth while also reducing costs


AlixPartners and Career Education Corp. Honored by Turnaround Management Association’s Midwest Chapter

October 28, 2014

Significant improvements in the company’s financial and operational results


AlixPartners Welcomes Fernando Oliveros as a Managing Director

October 16, 2014

Based in Dubai


Despite Data Breaches, Consumers Still Trust Some—But Not All—Brands with Their Data, According to AlixPartners Study

October 16, 2014
In the wake of the recent data breaches at both prominent U.S. retailers and large financial services providers, consumers surveyed report still being...

Companies Report Increasing Volume of Legal Disputes and Rising Use of Outside Counsel; Continued Expansion of In-house Legal Departments

October 16, 2014

Respondents point to risk-management techniques that emphasize prevention and early detection of potential problems


AlixPartners’ Lisa Donahue to be Panel Chair at Kayo Women’s Private Equity Conference

September 22, 2014
AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that Lisa Donahue, global leader of AlixPartners’ Turnaround & Restructuring Serv...

Consumer Interest in the Digital Wallet Exceeds 50%; with New Payments Solutions Being Implemented, High Adoption Should Be Anticipated according to AlixPartners Study

September 08, 2014
As mobile capabilities continue to improve, consumers are using their smart devices for an increasing number of activities that used to require a comp...

Mobile Payments Are Making Waves, Especially Among Younger Consumers, According to AlixPartners Study

September 04, 2014

63% of 18-25 year olds surveyed reported conducting some mobile payment activity in the previous month, up from 56% just six months earlier


AlixPartners Maritime Expert Esben Christensen to Speak at Transportation Conference on Sept. 10

September 03, 2014
AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that Esben Christensen, a director in the firm’s Maritime practice, will be a paneli...

AlixPartners Honored by Turnaround Management Association For Work at Kodak

August 20, 2014

Kodak transformed into a technology company focused on imaging for business, approximately $3 billion in legacy liabilities shed, EBITDA improved by over $300 million


Private Equity in Asia Lags in Operational Value Creation, According to AlixPartners Survey

August 12, 2014

Survey highlights that Asia seems to have a lack of experienced operational professionals with relevant industrial-management experience


AlixPartners Expands Financial-Crimes and Anti-Money-Laundering Compliance Services

August 08, 2014

Firm enhances corporate-investigations offering for multinationals with hiring of regulatory-compliance expert Sven Stumbauer


After a Record Year in 2013, a New Wave of Structural Challenges, and Possible M&A, Facing the A&D Industry, According to AlixPartners Study

July 07, 2014

Commercial aerospace may be reaching its peak as the ‘war on costs’ continues in defense and new players and technologies enter the industry


AlixPartners Congratulates Barbara Gucfa on Being Named to DBusiness Magazine’s ‘Powered By Women’ List

July 03, 2014
Barbara Gucfa, a metro-Detroit-based director at the global business-advisory firm AlixPartners, today received congratulations from her colleagues fo...

‘Blind Curves Ahead’ for Auto Industry, as America Nears a Peak, Europe Remains Spotty, China Cools, Japan Gears Up and Regulations Loom, According to AlixPartners Study

July 01, 2014
The global automotive industry, having survived a very bumpy road in recent years, now finds itself facing at-best uncertain times ahead, including a ...

AlixPartners and Career Education Corporation Honored by Global M&A Network for Corporate Turnaround Success

June 30, 2014

AlixPartners also honored for award-winners Kodak, Patriot Coal, Synagro and ResCap


AlixPartners Announces Two Senior Hires in Zurich

June 26, 2014

Beatrix Morath and Joost Geginat join from Roland Berger as Managing Directors


AlixPartners Honored for its Work by German Publication

June 09, 2014
AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, has been honored by the German business magazine brand eins, in its 2014 ranking of the best consulti...

AlixPartners Adds Logistics/Supply-Chain Expert Lian Hoon Lim as Managing Director

June 04, 2014

Veteran practitioner will be based in Hong Kong


Corporate Restructurings to Increase across Asia-Pacific, According to AlixPartners Experts Survey

May 21, 2014

Research highlights that a successful restructuring requires a tailored approach based on company- and country-specific conditions


AlixPartners Congratulates Al Koch on Honorary Doctorate from Elizabethtown College

May 19, 2014
Albert A. “Al” Koch, vice chairman at global business-advisory firm AlixPartners and managing director in the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring Se...

AlixPartners Expands Transfer Pricing Practice

May 13, 2014

Firm adds international and state transfer-pricing experts Steven D. Felgran and Steven D. Harris


AlixPartners Opens New Data Centers in Shanghai and Munich, Bolstering its Electronic-Discovery, Forensics and Analytics Support

April 28, 2014
AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that it has opened two new data centers, in Shanghai and Munich, adding to the existi...

Executives Worldwide Look to Cut 10% of Overhead Costs to Fund Growth in Today’s Sluggish Business Environment, Finds AlixPartners Survey

April 16, 2014

Cross-sector management survey highlights divergent approaches to project implementation between Asia and the West


As Mobile Shopping Grows, So Does the Strategic Value of Bank Couponing Programs, Says AlixPartners Study

April 08, 2014

A high percentage of younger consumers (26% of 18 to 25 year olds and 31% of 26 to 34 year olds) say they would switch banks to get access to a bank’s targeted digital coupons and offers

Primary bank viewed as most trusted provider of consumer transaction- based coupons and offers


AlixPartners Hires Former Saks Fifth Avenue Chief Financial Officer Kevin Wills

March 25, 2014

His deep experience to support the firm’s long-term growth plans


Risk of Financial Distress in Container Shipping Industry Rises for Third Straight Year, Says AlixPartners Study

March 24, 2014

Interest coverage at less than half of 2011 level; challenges abound for shippers and carriers alike


As Consumer Banking Behavior Continues to Evolve, Mobile Is Now Mainstream, Says AlixPartners Study

March 12, 2014

Mobile continues to play a critical role in bank-switching decisions, with 60 percent of smartphone/tablet users reporting mobile banking capabilities as “important” or “extremely important” in the decision to switch


‘Look before You Leap’ into Today’s Reshoring/Nearshoring Craze, Says AlixPartners Study

March 07, 2014

Even though China’s costs have risen and the U.S. has now surpassed Mexico as the preferred locale for relocating offshored manufacturing, advantages can be fleeting and the challenges great


29% of Americans Say They Will Spend Less on Dining-out this Year, the Highest Percentage among 14 Diverse Categories, According to AlixPartners Study

March 06, 2014

Diners say they will spend 9% less per meal and, in a ‘disconnect,’ continue to expect healthful-food options but show few signs of being willing to pay more for them


Korean Companies Remain Stagnant; ‘Preemptive and Holistic’ Approach Needed, Says AlixPartners

March 04, 2014

26% of companies ‘on alert’ for distress; Korea has significantly higher percentage of ‘high-risk’ companies than other Asian developed countries


Between a Rock and a Hard Place: European Telecoms Operators have to Drastically Change their Cost Reduction Strategies in Order to Survive, Finds AlixPartners Survey

February 24, 2014

As cost pressures drive a wave of M&A across the Old Continent, operators need to cut costs of up to 100 billion euros


30% of Companies Ceased Doing Business with a Partner Due to Possible Bribery; Africa and Russia Pose the Biggest Bribery and Corruption Threats, According to AlixPartners Survey

February 12, 2014

70% of companies have not avoided a region despite potential corruption risk; 15% pulled out of an M&A deal due to possible risk


AlixPartners Adds Luigi “Lou” Peluso as a Managing Director

February 11, 2014

Has deep experience in operations, supply chain and finance


AlixPartners Study Indicates Greater Negative Effect of Car Sharing on Vehicle Purchases

February 05, 2014

Estimated 32 personal-vehicle purchases avoided per each car-sharing vehicle in bellwether markets; projections suggest 1.2 million in avoided sales nationally through 2020


63% of Americans and 79% of Europeans Say their Economy Hasn’t Improved in the Past 12 Months, and 10% or Less Have Confidence in Government to Fix Things

January 29, 2014

The ‘citizen consumer’ on both sides of the Atlantic plans to reduce spending, as a combined 71% of respondents see their economies not improving in 2014


AlixPartners Adds Eric Kronenberg as a Managing Director

January 28, 2014

Has deep experience in aerospace and defense


AlixPartners and Zafin Form Alliance around Zafin’s miRevenue Software Suite

January 28, 2014

AlixPartners develops innovative ‘Advanced Revenue Management’ offering powered by Zafin’s miRevenue product


Semiconductor Industry Enters 2014 Saddled with Structural Challenges, with Over Half of Public Companies Facing Possible Financial Distress, According to AlixPartners Study

January 23, 2014

More consolidation via M&A could be in the offing


AlixPartners Promotes 11 to Managing Director, 35 to Director

January 20, 2014

Promotions reflect the firm’s continued growth, commitment to its people


AlixPartners and Imec to Develop Model Aimed at Lowering Costs of Advanced Semiconductor Technology

January 13, 2014

Patterning options for N10/N7 nodes, advanced packaging solutions and 3D NAND memory to be targeted


Look for Greater Distress in Privately-Owned Companies, ‘Significant’ Moves by the Fed to Taper Quantitative Easing and More Municipal Bankruptcies in 2014

January 10, 2014

Retail, energy, healthcare, maritime industries seen as most likely to face distress


Health and Wellness ‘Superusers’ a $161 Billion-a-Year Opportunity in Food and Beverage, According to AlixPartners Study

January 08, 2014

But winning them over will take refined approaches to segmentation, product development and labeling, and channel strategy


Consumer Electronics Companies Globally are Already in or Face Possible Financial Distress

November 12, 2013
  • Two-thirds of revenues in this second tier at the highest risk of distress, up more than double from 2011
  • AlixPartners sees opportunities for companies in four key areas:  portfolio optimization and rationalization, outsourcing of non-core activities, cost reduction and selected strategic partnerships

AlixPartners Names Theodore C. Bililies as Chief Talent Officer

November 04, 2013

Another sign of the firm’s commitment to excellence and growth


Restaurant Industry Stable Heading into Final Months of 2013, But Traffic and Spending Concerns Loom Large Over 2014, According to AlixPartners Study

October 31, 2013

Desire to eat healthier ranks as top reason behind consumers’ plans to dine out less in the coming year, surpassing concern over finances which had topped the list since 2009


2014 Commercial-Vehicle Industry Outlook Is Challenging, but Several Opportunities Exist to Improve Performance and Grow Sales, According to AlixPartners Study

October 23, 2013

Opportunities lie in emerging markets, optimizing costs, supply-chain management, and investments in emissions and fuel-efficiency improvements


AlixPartners Congratulates Becky Roof on ‘Women Leaders in Consulting’ Award

October 22, 2013

Consulting magazine honors her outstanding client service


AlixPartners Congratulates Al Koch on his Induction into the Turnaround Management Association Hall of Fame

October 03, 2013
Albert A. “Al” Koch, vice chairman at global business advisory firm AlixPartners and managing director in the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring Se...

AlixPartners Bolsters its Technology-Development Offering for Analytics

September 12, 2013

Team of six experienced experts hired


AlixPartners Honored by Turnaround Management Association for Work at Nebraska Book Company

August 29, 2013

A consensual resolution which reduced indebtedness by $240 million and equitized over $100 million of secured debt; 2,700 jobs saved


Preemptive, ‘Holistic Turnaround’ Is the Best Prescription for Company Distress in South Korea, Says AlixPartners

August 13, 2013

AlixPartners’ corporate distress index says 27% of Korean companies are ‘on alert’; swift actions bring better solutions


AlixPartners to Provide Integration Support in Standard Register’s Acquisition of WorkflowOne

August 02, 2013

Assisting with integration and potential synergies for the combined entity


AlixPartners Bolsters IT-Advisory Offering for Financial Services

July 23, 2013

Michael Flynn and Edward Niestat added as managing directors, joining Seth Rosenweig


More than Half of Companies Say Litigation Spending Has Increased and One in 10 Have Been in 'Bet-the-Company' Lawsuits, According to AlixPartners Survey

July 16, 2013

A wide majority say reassessing current compliance programs and implementing new ones are the best ways of reducing risk


‘Mega-Platforms’ Present Both Opportunities and Challenges for Auto Industry in Today’s ‘Three-Speed World,’ According to AlixPartners Study

June 18, 2013

Global, modular platforms to account for more than 88% of industry growth through 2018; Serious overcapacity in 58% of Western European plants.


'Tale of Two Cycles' in Aerospace & Defense, According to AlixPartners Study

June 09, 2013

Commercial aerospace is booming, ready to set new delivery records, while global defense spending is down, for first time since 1998


AlixPartners Bolsters its Energy Practice with Addition of Dennis Cassidy

May 31, 2013

A veteran practitioner whose experience includes working with supermajors


AlixPartners Expands Economics-Consulting Practice with Appointment of John Finnerty

May 30, 2013

An expert in financial services, including complex securities litigation


AlixPartners’ Research Shows that Increases in Corporate Stress Could Drive Turnarounds and Restructurings across Asia-Pacific

May 21, 2013

Survey highlights need for comprehensive operational and financial restructurings under experienced interim management – the ‘holistic turnaround’


‘Online Enthusiasts’ Could Represent Most Lucrative Customer Segment for Brick-and-Mortar Casino Brands, According to AlixPartners Study

May 20, 2013

Average ‘theo’ 10% higher than for those who consistently play in casinos only


AlixPartners Expands Economics-Consulting Practice with Appointment of Mat Hughes

April 30, 2013

Former chief economist at Ashurst


U. S. Achieves Parity with Mexico as a Preferred Manufacturing Location; To Achieve Cost Parity with China by 2015

April 18, 2013

But, look before you leap – nearshoring may not be profitable in all situations


Despite the Growing Attractiveness of Africa, Nearly a Quarter of Multinational Companies Avoid Operating There Due to Concerns Over Anti-Corruption Laws

April 11, 2013
Despite the Growing Attractiveness of Africa, Nearly a Quarter of Multinational Companies Avoid Operating There Due to Concerns Over Anti-Corruption Laws

AlixPartners Promotes Jim Mesterharm to Co-Lead its Turnaround Unit

April 08, 2013

A deeply experienced expert, who’s currently serving as CRO of Kodak


44% of Shipping and 35% of Construction Companies in Korea in Danger of Possible Insolvency, Says AlixPartners Analysis

March 27, 2013

But Korea can have a General Motors-like turnaround, says Vice Chairman Al Koch, by adopting a holistic, operational-led focus


AlixPartners’ John Dischner Named to Turnaround & Workout’s ‘People to Watch’ List

March 27, 2013

An expert in liquidity management, cost reduction, working-capital improvement and asset sales


Experts outline challenges and solutions for SME financing

March 11, 2013

GCC businesses struggle to obtain bank funding, alternatives needed


57% of Finance Executives Say their Companies Are ‘Fair’ or ‘Poor’ at Ensuring Big Data and Similar IT Projects Yield Expected Returns, Says CFO Research/AlixPartners Survey

March 05, 2013

Over two-thirds give their companies a ‘C’ or ‘D’ in measuring the returns; ‘keep-it-running’ IT costs seen as cannibalizing business-improvement IT monies


Large Potential in Online Gambling, If Addressed Correctly, According to AlixPartners Study

February 15, 2013

Survey finds that 35% of active gamblers say they would wager online if it were legal.


Less than Half of Restructuring Experts Say Corporate Governance Is Better Today than Before the Great Recession, According to AlixPartners Survey

February 11, 2013

Healthcare, retail, energy, aerospace seen as industries most likely to face distress in 2013


AlixPartners Adds Brian Major as a Managing Director

February 10, 2013

McKinsey veteran brings deep background in consumer products, retail and operations


AlixPartners Bolsters Financial-Services Technology Offerings with the Addition of Seth D. Rosensweig

February 07, 2013
NEW YORK (Feb. 7, 2013) – AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that technology and information management services expert ...

AlixPartners Bolsters Transformation and Restructuring Advisory Offering

January 16, 2013

Randall S. Eisenberg, formerly of FTI, joins to co-lead practice with Alan Holtz


AlixPartners Promotes 27 to Senior Positions Globally

January 08, 2013

Firm’s aggressive growth based on its people


Bold Moves by Investment Banks Can Lead to an ‘Industrialization of Finance,’

December 19, 2012

10 strategic steps need to be implemented


Fault Lines in GCC Banking Sector Threaten Recent Growth, According to AlixPartners Study

December 11, 2012

Restructuring and diversification needed to attain ‘Diamond Age’ of banking


AlixPartners’ Michelle Repko Named to Board of IWIRC’s New York Chapter

December 10, 2012

Michelle Repko has been elected to the board of directors of the New York regional chapter of the International Women's Insolvency Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).


High-Tech Companies Need to Adopt 'Asset-Light' Operating Models, Cut Overhead by up to $50 billion

November 07, 2012

Consumer-electronics, telecom-equipment and semiconductor sectors face the most urgent challenges, as overall industry growth has fallen to just 1% and a ‘winner-takes-all’ trend sweeps the industry


AlixPartners Appoints Piero Masera as Country Leader for Italy

October 12, 2012

A seasoned expert who has advised and assumed interim- management roles for some of the world’s leading corporations


AlixPartners Appoints Eugenio Berenga as Region Leader for Middle East

October 02, 2012

A seasoned expert who has advised some of the world’s leading corporations


AlixPartners Honored by TMA for ‘International Turnaround of the Year’ for Work at DeepOcean Group

September 25, 2012

Team, led by John Castellano, paved the way for a debt-for-equity exchange with 99.9% of noteholders tendering


Double-dip in Europe and Asia Increases Pressure for Globalization and Consolidation in the Commercial-Vehicle Industry

September 18, 2012

Modularization and standardization could shave 20% off production costs, 30% off development costs


Macy’s EVP Steven Nevill Joins AlixPartners’ Retail Practice

September 07, 2012

Nevill has more than 25 years of experience working with large retail companies in the areas of merchandising, inventory management, operations, and retail systems.


Performance Divide in China Auto Industry to Significantly Increase, According to AlixPartners Study

September 07, 2012
  • Annual growth of 8%-12% expected over the next four years, according to executive survey
  • However, Chinese OEMs to continue to suffer from over-capacity, driving down vehicle prices even as dealer networks expand
  • Aftermarket and used-car market seen as a big opportunities

AlixPartners Unveils New Microsite, ‘Analytics Challenge’ to Showcase its Unique IT & Applied Analytics Capabilities

August 28, 2012

‘One-stop-shopping’ for clients tired of spending too much on IT, not getting needed business insights


AlixPartners Continues Growth in Japan with Another Senior-Level Hire

August 20, 2012

Industry veteran Nobuo Mori to build on existing FAS capabilities


Farmers Insurance Group SVP Mark B. Smith Joins AlixPartners’ Financial Services Practice

July 26, 2012

An Expert in Operational Transformation, SystemsIntegration and IT Strategies, Growth Strategies and Customer Strategies


AlixPartners Officially Debuts in Korea

July 20, 2012

Firm Known for its Work in GM’s Turnaround


Global Growth, Higher Emissions Standards Spur Demand for Construction-Equipment Makers, According to AlixPartners Study

July 11, 2012
  • China holds the key to global demand due to massive infrastructure projects
  • Solid industry growth in all regions through 2015 -- driven by GDP, population growth, middle-class expansion
  • Higher emissions regulations lead to renewed R&D in Western nation

Aerospace supply chain faces harsh reality of having to deliver huge backlog of orders following a boom in commercial aircraft orders in 2011

July 05, 2012

Study also shows defense sector must readjust to lower U.S. and European federal budgets


CVC Capital Partners Completes the Recapitalization of AlixPartners

June 29, 2012

AlixPartners’ 125 Managing Directors have maintained a considerable stake in the firm, and Jay Alix, who founded the firm in 1981, has maintained a substantial minority stake.


Rise of the Millennials and Aging of the Boomer Generation Will Mean ‘Trouble in Aisle 5’ for Established Food Brands and Traditional Grocery Stores

June 27, 2012

  • Better Segmentation and Nimbleness Required to Meet the Changing Demands of Both Cohorts
  • Food-at-Home Spending to Jump by $50 billion Annually for Millennials and Decrease by Up to $15 billion Annually for Baby Boomers by 2020.
  • Millenials are 23% Less Likely to Value Food Brands in Their Purchasing Decision and 18% Less Likely to Shop at Traditional Grocers.


Western European Auto Industry, in ‘Reverse Gear’, Quite Possibly Headed into a Double-Dip, According to New AlixPartners Study

June 27, 2012
  • 40 percent of plants are already operating under breakeven
  • Volume manufacturers are particularly affected
  • Execution of platform and modular strategies will be key

Lingering Low Employment Nationally, Demographic Shifts, Potential Contagion from Europe Present Big Challenges to the Auto Industry

June 26, 2012

U.S. Sales Predicted to be 14.3 Million this Year; Generation ‘N’ – ‘Neutral About Driving’ – Partly to Blame


Automotive-like ‘Platform’ Approaches Could be Key to Agricultural-Equipment Companies Dealing with New Foreign Competition at Home...

June 06, 2012

...and Hoping to Gain Traction in Emerging Markets, According to AlixPartners Study


AlixPartners Further Strengthens Global Financial Services Practice with Appointment of Nicolas Lioliakis

June 06, 2012

Lioliakis will be based in Paris and adds to the rapidly growing practice, which has recently seen the appointment of Managing Directors Caio Gilberti in London, Claudio Scardovi in Milan, Frank Sui and William Callender in New York, and Bob Hedges and Teresa Epperson in Boston.


AlixPartners Bolsters its Presence in Asia

June 05, 2012

Business-transformation expert Yung Chung hired; will be based in Seoul


Mexico Continues To Be Top Choice for Manufacturing ‘Near-Shoring,’ Says AlixPartners Study

June 04, 2012

Even as the U.S. advances significantly in attractiveness


AlixPartners Financial Advisory Services Leader Harvey Kelly Named One of ‘Top 25 Consultants’ for 2012 by Consulting Magazine

June 04, 2012

Kelly was recognized for his 25 years as a financial consultant and the continued growth of the firms investigations and related work around the world.


Low Natural-Gas Prices, Rising Input Costs and High Capital Spending Threaten to Slow the Oilfield Services and Equipment Industry, Says AlixPartners Study

May 30, 2012

Cost of goods sold as a percent of revenue up 5 points since 2008


AlixPartners Bolsters its Presence in Japan

May 07, 2012

Masahiko Fukasawa hired to co-lead Tokyo office with Tsutomu Noda


Operations and Strategy Veteran Ron Scalzo Joins AlixPartners’ Enterprise Improvement Unit

May 02, 2012

Operations and strategy veteran Ron Scalzo has joined the firm as a managing director in its Enterprise Improvement unit.


AlixPartners Launches Dedicated Maritime Group

April 25, 2012

Weak industry balance sheets could lead to further consolidation, firm predicts


AlixPartners Announces Majority Investment from CVC Capital Partners to Further Growth and Client-Service Strategy Worldwide

April 24, 2012

AlixPartners employees to continue to share in company ownership


AlixPartners Officially Opens Office in Hong Kong, Supporting Clients with Holistic- Turnaround and Investigations Services

April 16, 2012

This office joins two other AlixPartners offices in Asia (Shanghai and Tokyo)


Two-thirds of Companies to Reassess Compliance Activities Due to Dodd-Frank and U.K. Bribery Act, According to AlixPartners Survey

March 26, 2012

The survey explores the ways in which multinationals are addressing corruption risk


AlixPartners Strengthens its Financial Services Practice in EMEA with Appointment of Caio Gilberti

March 14, 2012

Gilberti joins with more than 15 years of consulting and industry experience in both commercial and consumer finance.


Banks Need to Leverage their Trust Advantage to Stay in the Race for the ‘Digital Wallet,’ According to AlixPartners Study

March 06, 2012

...among those interested in using a digital wallet, 74% would prefer that their primary bank serve as the provider...


Smartphones Rapidly Transforming Mobile Banking From New Concept to ‘Tablestakes,’ According to AlixPartners Study

February 22, 2012

Mobile banking adoption extpected to approach 50% by 2016


Restaurants’ Traffic to Remain Flat in 2012; Competition and Battle for ‘Stomach-Share’ to Heat Up, According to AlixPartners Study

February 15, 2012

Restaurants – no longer able to count on growth solely by opening new locations...


AlixPartners Expands its Enterprise Profitability-Optimization Practice

February 02, 2012

Three seasoned experts hired.


AlixPartners Bolsters its Financial-Services Consulting in EMEA with the Addition of Industry Veteran Claudio Scardovi

February 02, 2012

Financial services expert Claudio Scardovi has joined the firm as a managing director in its Financial Services Practice in the EMEA region.


Companies, Flush with Cash, Ready to Focus on Growth in 2012, According to an AlixPartners/EIU Survey

January 19, 2012

But uncertainty on the economic and political fronts leads to caution, the need for ‘stingy growth’


AlixPartners Promotes Seven to Managing Director

January 17, 2012

33 Others Promoted to Director, as Firm Continues its Aggressive Growth


AlixPartners’ Financial Services Practice Continues to Grow with the Addition of Frank Sui

January 12, 2012

AlixPartners LLP, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that financial services expert Frank Sui has joined the firm as a managing director in its Financial Services Practice.


Overcapacity Threatens Middle East Petrochemicals Profitability, According to New AlixPartners Study

December 13, 2011

Gulf Cooperation Council chemicals sector strong but facing challenges; regional companies must adapt to new feedstock options and changing markets.


Earnings Woes Imperil Telecom Companies Capital Needs, According to AlixPartners Study

December 02, 2011
Earnings Woes Imperil Telecom Companies Capital Needs, According to AlixPartners Study

Middle East telecoms operators are leaving up to $8 billion on the table, according to AlixPartners study

December 02, 2011
Middle East telecoms operators are leaving up to $8 billion on the table, according to AlixPartners study

U.S. Manufacturers Make Gains vs. Low-Cost Competitors on Weak Dollar, Foreign Inflation, According to AlixPartners Study

December 01, 2011

Mexico Continues to Lead as Lowest-Cost Country for U.S. Outsourcing; U.S. Closing Cost Gap with China.


AlixPartners Expands its Financial Services Practice With the Addition of William N. Callender

December 01, 2011
AlixPartners expands its financial services practice with the addition of William N. Callender.

AlixPartners Expands its Information Management Services Practice with the Addition of Nord Samuelson

October 14, 2011

AlixPartners LLP, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that strategy and business intelligence expert Nord Samuelson has joined the firm as a managing director.


AlixPartners Honored by the Turnaround Management Association for its Work at General Growth Properties and Neff Rental

October 10, 2011

Jim Mesterharm, Ken Hiltz, John Dischner honored for GGP; Holly Etlin for Neff


AlixPartners Announces Senior-level Appointments to Bolster Growing Global Operations

October 03, 2011

Pat Byrne Joins Rapidly Expanding Firm


Manufacturers Are Failing to Garner Long-Term Productivity Benefits, Despite Retrenchment Efforts Amid Weak Economy

September 28, 2011

Lean manufacturing/Six Sigma programs seen as a poor investment for most companies


Remote Deposits via Smartphones Is Revolutionizing How Consumers Bank...

September 28, 2011

...and What Banks Need to Do to Compete and Grow, According to New AlixPartners Paper


European Technology Sector Poised for On-going Restructuring and Further Consolidation, According to AlixPartners Study

September 19, 2011

While the technology sector weathered the recession better...


High-Tech Industry Poised for Further Consolidation, According to AlixPartners Study

September 19, 2011

A new study of the high-technology industry sheds new light on the likely rationale for big, recently announced deals.


AlixPartners Expands its Information Management Services Offering With the Addition of Drew Carter

September 17, 2011

Marketing-analytics and digital-strategy expert Drew Carter has joined the firm as a managing director in the firm’s Information Management Services unit.


AlixPartners Names C.V. Ramachandran to Head its Asia Business Unit

August 12, 2011

Firm continues to strengthen its client-service capabilities in Asia


Price is Important, But Shoppers Want More Than Low Prices From Grocers, According to AlixPartners Survey

August 08, 2011

Despite persistent economic weakness, consumers continue to flock to grocers offering top quality perishables and best atmosphere, as well as low prices
 


AlixPartners Acquires Boston-Based Financial Services Consultancy Mercatus LLC

August 02, 2011

AlixPartners Enhances Financial Services Industry Expertise with the Addition of Mercatus Principals Bob Hedges and Teresa Epperson


Post-Crisis Auto Industry Faces New Set of Challenges and Decisions, According to AlixPartners Study

July 27, 2011

U.S. Sales Seen Below Historical Levels for Foreseeable Future, Reaching only 12.7 Million this Year.


AlixPartners Expands Specialised-IT Practice with Appointment of Former CIO of Old Mutual Wealth Management Rob Hornby

July 19, 2011

Joining the Information Management Services practice serving the UK and Europe.


AlixPartners Supporting Artist Grayson Perry Exhibit at the British Museum Starting Oct. 6

July 11, 2011

Also supporting the event, Louis Vuitton


Restaurant Industry Rebound Gaining Momentum

June 29, 2011

Industry still faces commodity-price inflation, weakened consumers...


AlixPartners Named ‘Global Turnaround Consulting Firm of the Year’ by Global M&A Network

June 27, 2011

AlixPartners’ Jim Mesterharm named ‘Global Turnaround Consultant of the Year,’ and client General Growth Properties wins ‘Large Chapter 11 Reorganization of the Year’.
 


Companies Backed By Private Equity Will Face the Same or Higher Default

June 15, 2011

Retail, restaurants/food service, commercial real estate most likely to see distress, according to AlixPartners survey.


Private-Label Purchasing Is Here to Stay, According to AlixPartners Survey

June 13, 2011

45% of consumers to purchase more private-label food products than brand name products.


Aerospace Industry to Be "Squeezed" by Steep Ramp-up in Commercial and Continued Cuts in Defense

June 08, 2011

Expected 25% growth in commercial aircraft deliveries by 2014 coupled with further belt-tightening in defense spending could lead to severe supply-chain pressures, more M&A.

 


Americans Increasingly Dour on Economic Recovery, According to AlixPartners Survey

June 03, 2011

63% feel “not good” or “bad” about the direction of the economy; 61% do not see economic recovery until 2014, if ever
 


China Auto Market to Grow Up to 15% Annually through 2016, According to AlixPartners Study

June 01, 2011

Supplier outlook even brighter than OEM’s, with the aftermarket being a key growth opportunity.


AlixPartners Enhances its Restructuring and Interim-Management Expertise in Asia with the Addition of Eric Thompson

May 23, 2011
NEW YORK (May 23, 2011) – AlixPartners LLP, the global business-advisory firm, today announced that restructuring, advisory and interim-management exp...

AlixPartners Expands its Corporate Investigations Practice in Asia

March 24, 2011
30-year veteran Rob Morris joins the firm in Hong Kong

AlixPartners Enhances its Financial Dispute Expertise

March 22, 2011
Robert N. Yerman has joined the firm as a managing director in AlixPartners’ Financial Advisory Services Practice

AlixPartners Enhances its Middle East Presence with Two Key Appointments

February 22, 2011
AlixPartners announced the appointments of Hamed Kazim as senior advisor and Vinzenz Schwegmann as managing director for the Middle East region

Americans Are Ramping Up Their Investment Activity and Tolerating More Risk, According to AlixPartners Survey

January 25, 2011
Amid Diverging Strategies, Investors Agree on One Thing: Vast Majority Want Washington to Force Banks to do more for the Economy

UK Investors Rudderless in the Face of Uncertainty

January 25, 2011
93% of Britons say that the new financial reforms have either had no impact on their investment behaviour or they have made them less likely to invest

AlixPartners Expands Healthcare Practice

January 19, 2011
Firm hires healthcare veteran Bill Siren

AlixPartners Promotes Seven to Managing Director

January 11, 2011
25 Others Promoted to Director, as Firm Expands its High-Performance Client Service

Earnings Woes Imperil Telecom Companies’ Capital Needs, According to AlixPartners Study

December 02, 2010
EBITDA growth trails revenue growth by 50% globally and 90% in North America, leaving behind $24 billion in untapped cash opportunities for CapEx; underperforming companies have $200 billion in EBITDA

European telecommunication operators need to accelerate growth and improve operations to avoid further drops in profitability, according to AlixPartners study

December 02, 2010
Profitability down by up to €12 billion over the last five years, EBITDA margins down by 3 points, operating cash as a percentage of revenues down by 2.5 points

Middle East telecoms operators are leaving up to $8 billion ‘on the table,’ according to AlixPartners study

December 02, 2010
Up to $3 billion in just ‘trapped cash’ could be released as Middle East operators continue to experience pressure on profits

Chemical Companies Still Seeking the Right Formula for Growth, According to AlixPartners Survey of Industry Executives

November 22, 2010
53% of companies expect to reach pre-recession revenues by the end of this year; 42% likely to be involved in M&A in the next 12 months; but low business-analytics usage could limit growth

U.S. Consumers Going Back to Basics on Their Personal Care Products, According to AlixPartners Study

November 19, 2010
Value Remains the Dominant Theme, Out-of-Stocks Are Putting Sales at Risk, Youth Market to Lead in Growth

Western Europeans to spend less per adult on Christmas shopping this year, according to AlixPartners Survey

November 09, 2010
Expenditure on Christmas gifts could fall by 6.5 billion Euros this year.

2010 Holiday Shopping Season Will Be More Challenging than Forecasted, According to AlixPartners Survey

November 03, 2010
8% decrease in holiday spending expected; 86% of consumers plan on spending the same or less; expected increase in online shopping and gift card purchases

Western Europeans’ and Americans’ Outlook on the Economy Deteriorating, According to AlixPartners Survey

September 30, 2010
64% of Western Europeans are not happy with the direction their economies are heading in compared to 59% of Americans

Americans’ Outlook on the Economy Deteriorating, According to AlixPartners Survey

September 28, 2010
59% not happy with the direction the economy is heading; 76% don’t foresee a return to pre-recession levels until 2012; only 30% think Democrats’ losing Congress would make any difference

AlixPartners Receives ‘Mega Company’ Turnaround Management Association Award for BearingPoint Work

September 20, 2010
2010 award for the corporate-turnaround work done on behalf of BearingPoint Inc.

Household-Products Brands Under Attack as About 70% of Consumers Shopping Mostly on Price and About 50% Expect to Spend Less in Coming Year, According to AlixPartners Study

September 17, 2010
About half now see private-label as good as national brands in quality; small and medium-sized manufacturers most at risk

European commercial vehicle companies set their sights on Russia, India and China

September 08, 2010
Emerging markets growing, especially in the ‘middle segment’ – opportunities for European manufacturers

Chinese Commercial Vehicle Companies, Well Positioned to Capture Growth in Other Emerging Markets

September 08, 2010
Still Struggle to Compete in Developed Markets and to Meet Regulatory Challenges, According to AlixPartners Study

North American Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers Could be Shut Out from Half of Global Market by 2014, According to AlixPartners Study

September 08, 2010
Domestic companies need to generate up to 50% in cost improvements

Americans Don’t Expect a Return to Pre-recession Spending Levels, Lifestyles

July 19, 2010
Seven in 10 Feel the Same or Worse Economically Than a Year Ago

Aerospace & Defense Industry Needs to Adapt to a 'New Normal' of Slow Post-Recession Economic Growth, Reduced Defense Spending and Brutal Competition

July 06, 2010

The Aerospace and Defense industry performed surprisingly well in 2009, compared to other industries, but 2010 and 2011 promise more challenges.


The Auto Industry Can Double Profitability by Employing ‘Smart Growth’ Techniques, According to AlixPartners Study

June 14, 2010
Companies Have Historic Opportunity to Leverage their Restructurings to Achieve All-New Levels of Earnings and Competitiveness

More Than One-Third of Americans Are Less Trusting of Financial Institutions Than a Year Ago, According to AlixPartners Poll

May 26, 2010
One in five investors say they’ll stay out of the equity markets for at least three years.

Nearly 60% of UK investors may stay out of the stock market for another three years

May 26, 2010
Only four out of ten UK investors think they will invest in the stock market within the next three years.

AlixPartners survey: Germans have lost their appetite for purchasing stocks

May 26, 2010
Only 20 percent want to buy stocks and funds in the next three years.

More Than One-Third of Americans Are Less Trusting of Financial Institutions Than a Year Ago, According to AlixPartners Poll

May 26, 2010
Only four out of ten UK investors think they will invest in the stock market within the next three years.

Nearly 60% of UK investors may stay out of the stock market for another three years

May 26, 2010
Only four out of ten UK investors think they will invest in the stock market within the next three years

AlixPartners survey: Germans have lost their appetite for purchasing stocks

May 26, 2010

Only 20 percent want to buy stocks and funds in the next three years.


Substantial Growth but also Consolidation Expected in China’s Restaurant Industry, According to AlixPartners Study

May 21, 2010

Rapid growth is anticipated in the restaurant industry in China as a key segment of consumers say they plan to dine out more.


U.S. Restructuring Experts Believe a Major U.S. Municipality Default is More Likely than a Sovereign Debt Default Globally, According to AlixPartners Poll

May 17, 2010
90% believe there will be a major municipality default this year or next

U.S. Restaurant Industry Must Reinvent Operations and Menus to Overcome a 21% Gap in Expected Per-Meal Spending versus Pre-Recession Levels

May 05, 2010
Americans are dining out more, but still keeping a tight grip on their wallets; restaurants also expected to be pressured by rising commodity costs and still-damaged balance sheets

International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) Names 2010 Founders Awards Representing Leadership Amidst Unprecedented Economic Turmoil

April 26, 2010
Recipients represent AlixPartners, Lazard London, and the Michigan Network with Outstanding Achievement

China’s Auto Suppliers Expected to Increase Revenues, Margins and Acquisitions this Year, According to AlixPartners Study

April 15, 2010
Technology Acquisition Also a Priority, Buttressed by International Hiring; Domestic Market Share of Chinese Automakers Seen Rising to 36% this Year

China’s Auto Suppliers Most Profitable in World On Back of Record Vehicle Sales But Talent and Technology Are Big Competitive Challenges

April 14, 2010

Cost Increases and Price Competition May Also Impact Profitability Going Forward


U.S. Beverage Consumption to Continue to Drop, Exerting Greater Revenue Pressure on Beverage Companies, According to AlixPartners Study

April 09, 2010
Stagnant demand expected for at least 12 months; some 25% of consumers say they’ll drink less beer and carbonated soft drinks.

Retailers that Understand Today’s ‘Shift to Thrift’ Are Winning with both Shoppers and Investors, According to New AlixPartners Survey

March 10, 2010
Implications Reach Far Beyond Retail; Another Indication of a ‘New Normal’ Post-Recession Economy

Commercial Real-Estate Opportunities Could Be Bigger than in the Early ‘90s, Finds AlixPartners

March 02, 2010
But Only for Investors and Lenders Who ‘Get their Houses in Order’

Middle-Market Companies in Atlanta and the Southeast Sitting on a ‘Powder Keg of Debt,’ According to AlixPartners Study

February 24, 2010

More than $6 billion in Regional Debt Set to Mature this Year; Issue to be Addressed by Vice Chairman Al Koch in Lecture Tomorrow at Univ. of Georgia


U.S. Manufacturing Slips in Competitiveness, According to AlixPartners Study

February 03, 2010
Mexico Continues to Lead as Lowest-cost Country for U.S. Outsourcing; Vietnam, Russia and Romania, Making Huge Strides, Also Edge Out China

Distress Risk for Heavy-Equipment Manufacturers Has Tripled, According to AlixPartners Study

January 27, 2010
39% of HE Companies Studied Now at Risk, Up from 13% a Year Earlier; SG&A Costs Up 4% in Last Two Years Despite Double-Digit Revenue Decline

AlixPartners Says European Companies Could Face a €400 billion Refinancing Crisis this Year

January 25, 2010
€136 billion in Debt at British Companies; German, €115 billion; Italian, €47 billion; French, €99 billion

AlixPartners Says U.S. Companies Could Face a $513 billion Refinancing Crisis this Year

January 25, 2010
Self Help’ Now the Name of the Game

Big Spending Shifts Expected in 2010 for Consumer-Products

December 23, 2009
Respondents Anticipate Cutbacks of up to 9% in Some Discretionary Sectors

36% of Likely Voters Say Attitude toward Banks Will Affect their Vote

December 15, 2009
22% of Large-bank Customers Plan to Switch to Local Banks

New AlixPartners Poll Shows Americans Predict a Post-Recession Savings Rate of 15%

December 14, 2009
Essentially the Same Rate Predicted in February, on the Heels of Wall Street Meltdown.

AlixPartners Collects Two Awards and a Special Commendation

December 07, 2009
From the Institute for Turnaround

German Retailers Optimistic, According to New AlixPartners Survey

December 01, 2009
Majority expect strong growth in turnover; but only 3 percent plan on financing growth using additional bank loans

88% of Consumers Plan to Maintain or Cut Their Holiday Spend, According to New AlixPartners Survey

November 23, 2009
Results suggest “Generation Reset” and Changes in Retail Spending Patterns

Diners to Restaurants: ‘Please, Sir, We Want Some More … For Less’

November 09, 2009
Survey Reveals While Americans Plan to Keep Eating Out, Average Spending Per Meal Could Fall by 20%; Key Sentiment Shifts Are Seen Since Q1 Poll

AlixPartners Client ‘Old GM’ Announces Agreement to Sell First Major Asset

October 27, 2009
Electric-Carmaker Fisker Automotive to Purchase Assembly Plant in Delaware

Half of Americans Have Stopped or Reduced Investing and a Quarter Don’t Intend to Invest for at Least Three Years, According to New AlixPartners Survey

October 15, 2009
Poll Indicates a Potential Contraction of up to 26% in the Market for Financial Advisor

AlixPartners Survey Finds Restructurings of Private Equity-Owned European Companies Could Double Over Next 12 Months

October 15, 2009
Companies Could Double Over Next 12 Months

Nearly Half of Britons Do Not See an Economic Recovery Before 2012

October 07, 2009
According to a new AlixPartners Survey

Most Europeans Expect Slow Recovery, According to New AlixPartners Survey

October 07, 2009
But Survey Suggests Post-Recession Growth Opportunities for U.S. Businesses

AlixPartners Ranks No. 1 Among Business Advisory Services Firms In Consulting Magazine’s ‘Best Firms to Work For’

September 17, 2009
Survey Also Shows AlixPartners Highest in ‘Morale’ and ‘Greatest Sense of Helping Clients’ Categories

AlixPartners Releases Highlights of Comprehensive Annual Automotive Study

August 05, 2009
Firm Sees a Likely ‘New Normal’ in Post-Recession Industry Demand - N.A. Sales Seen as Rebounding Relatively Quickly, But Plateauing at 15-16 million Units

Almost Three-Quarters of Retailers in AlixPartners Survey Expect the Current Downturn to Impact their Business for Up to Two More Years

July 23, 2009
Over Half are Paying Suppliers Late, Almost Three-Quarters are not Communicating Frequently with their Suppliers’ Credit Insurers, Nearly Half Have Seen their Suppliers’ Credit Limits Cut

59% of Restructuring Experts in AlixPartners Survey Call on Washington to Reform Bankruptcy Code

July 20, 2009
Municipalities, Hospitals, Energy Top List of Segments Seen Likely To Next Need Restructuring

AlixPartners Introduces New Outsourcing Tool that Determines ‘Best-Cost Countries’

May 18, 2009
Mexico Surpasses China and India in the Analysis; China’s Total Costs Just 6% Below U.S.’s

AlixPartners Opens Office in Washington, DC

May 13, 2009
Office to Focus on Corporate Investigations and Regulatory Readiness & Response

Up to 40% of US Restaurant Chains Could Face Failure within a Year, According to AlixPartners Study

May 05, 2009
In Survey, Over Half of Respondents Expect to Spend $10 or Less per Meal this Year; Industrial-Style ‘Lean’ Approach Needed in the Industry

More than 40% of China’s Auto Suppliers Face Severe Liquidity Issues and Some May Fail

April 16, 2009
According to AlixPartners Study

Americans Expect Their ‘New Normal’ Spending Levels to be 86% of Pre-Recession Levels

March 30, 2009
Would Translate into a 10% Drop in GDP for Nearly a Decade; Baby Boomers Would Account for 35% of Total Dollars Saved Post-Recession; Will Necessitate Businesses to Modify Long-Term Growth Expectation

AlixPartners Honored for Corporate-Turnaround Work with Two Awards from The M&A Advisor

March 19, 2009
Receives Large Company 'Turnaround of the Year' and 'Turnaround Consultant of the Year' Awards