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(Senior) Associate (m/f/d) – Financial Restructuring

Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Date Posted: May 3, 2024

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Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a global leading professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. 


With over 7000 people across 5 continents and based in 70 locations, we deliver excellent results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.  


Our non-hierarchical, hands-on-approach, small expert teams and an international focus are characterizing for A&M. 


A&M’s established Financial Restructuring practice advises companies, investors and creditors in complex restructuring processes. Our key expertise comprise to evaluate the risks and opportunities of a company’s business plan and subsequently develop, negotiate and implement restructuring alternatives in order to maximize recovery. 


As a (Senior) Associate (m/f/d) you will manage the following key responsibilities, supported by the European Restructuring team  


  • Advise stakeholders of companies facing financial difficulties, typically due to over-levered balance sheets; assess Group-level financial performance in addition to high-level analysis of the financial viability of subsidiary companies 

  • Prepare corporate strategic plans in addition to implementation support for domestic and international groups and subsidiaries 

  • Contribute to performance monitoring following business plan implementation 

  • Tasks can include: Initial diagnostic assessment of key issues and business outlook, appraisal of options and contingency planning, cash flow assessments and Independent Business Reviews, capital structure modelling analysis, assist more senior team members in the formulation of negotiating positions (termsheets), liaise with legal advisers in the creation of implementable restructuring proposals and contingency planning alternatives 

  • Contribute to business development activities including the creation of client pitches and proposals to win new mandates 


At best you already have some relevant consulting experience and the following qualifications: 


  • Previous experience within a Financial Restructuring team at a leading advisory firm (including Big 4 firms, investment banks and boutique advisory firms; additional alternative lender / credit recovery fund experience will also be considered) 

  • Some understanding of the German and commonly used cross-border restructuring frameworks (e.g. UK Schemes) 

  • Previous experience delivering financial restructuring projects including Independent Business Reviews for corporates and lenders, short term cash flow assessments, capital structure analysis and lender restructuring options analysis 

  • Demonstrated expertise of conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis, particularly with integrated financial models, short-term cash flows and LBO/capital structure models 

  • Previous experience and understanding of valuation and debt capacity analysis as a driver of financial restructuring options and tactics 

  • Fluent business level English and German is essential, other languages welcome 


If you want to be part of A&M’s success story and would like to grow in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to your application.  

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