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(Senior) Associate (m/w/d) – Private Equity Performance Improvement

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date Posted: Jun 27, 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 8.000 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 Private Equity Performance Improvement practice focuses on serving upper middle market and large cap private equity firms who have engaged A&M to help improve operating results at their portfolio companies. Our area of expertise is supporting performing companies to deliver a growth strategy as well as supporting under-performing with a need to reorganize or take costs out. Working directly with company management, A&M helps stabilize financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive profitability and working capital improvement measures. 

As an (Senior) Associate (m/f/d) you will manage the following key responsibilities, supported by the European Private Equity Performance Improvement team: 

  • Evaluating the pre-deal carve-out situation, including definition of the perimeter, carve-out complexity, cost and risks; 

  • Leading post-acquisition implementation of a carve-out, including preparation for Day-1, TSA management, TSA exit planning, and transition to the standalone 

  • Work to ensure that our Operational Due Diligence reports are realized in full and in the shortest possible time, in the context of a carve-out, with a clear path to delivering the growth, cost reduction, and the identified quick wins; 

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

  • Experience with implementing Operating Expense cost reduction programs 

  • Industry experience is a plus  

  • Excellent Univeristy degree  

  • Fluency to business level in both written and spoken English and German 

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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