Associate Director & Manager, Special Situations M&A

Postgraduate degree
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Associate Director & Manager, Special Situations M&A

Restructuring & Turnaround

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M)


Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.6,000+ staff and over 70 offices world-wide.  We offer a broad range of professional services including Financial & Operational Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services.

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results.

A&M is delighted to launch our Special Situations M&A team as part of our market leading Restructuring & Turnaround practice. This is a dedicated team with a national network of support across A&M’s offices. We are ambitious and keen to grow our team and seeking to recruit exceptional Special Situations M&A professionals to join us at both Associate Director and Manager  levels.  This is a unique opportunity to join an established and successful global Restructuring practice and play an instrumental role in building a new practice area. 

Typical projects include;

  • The sale of distressed companies or assets through full or part disposals
  • Assisting distressed corporates with turnaround support including M&A
  • Advising banks/creditors with M&A or refinancing options for their distressed assets


  • Work with Partners & Directors on high profile engagements, managing team members, coordinating deliverables, communicating issues and driving projects to completion with limited supervision
  • Lead the development of sell side and buy side proposals, sales processes, documentation & business models leading to the negotiation & agreement of commercial terms
  • Develop technical and commercial understanding of SPAs & other legal documents & liaise with external advisor groups including lawyers, due diligence and tax providers
  • Demonstrate professionalism and confidence to deal with a range of stakeholder groups and management teams
  • Contribute to people initiatives & develop junior colleagues through effective coaching and mentoring

Previous experience

  • Experience of leading M&A assignments in a restructuring context at Manager or Assistant Director level within a leading advisory team
  • Strong academic track record and professional accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA or equivalent), JIEB or MBA is desirable
  • Understanding of technical insolvency processes, including pre-packs, CVAs and trading administrations is advantageous
  • Display a high level of commercial acumen, and an awareness of the key drivers of corporate failure or underperformance                                
  • Experienced in the preparation and presentation of findings clearly in written reports and other client deliverables
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage more than one assignment at a time and yet still demonstrate quality and consistency of performance in every task
  • Adapt well to change and have a flexible and positive approach
  • Be able to build effective relationships at all levels
  • Strong appreciation of risk management and knowing the appropriate time to consult

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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