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Automotive & Industrial

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The Automotive and Industrial industry is going through a major transformation driven by product and process technology shifts and compounded by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The transformation affects each part of the automotive and mobility value chain — from OEMs, suppliers, dealers and aftermarket players to new technology and mobility players in the sector. The growing influence of electric, autonomous and connected vehicles has made it more important than ever to partner with industry experts who help navigate these rapidly changing markets.

Our global automotive team leverages decades of industry experience and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities to effectively advise management teams in this ever-evolving industry. FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive range of business transformation services to vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, financers and other automotive and clean/smart mobility sub-sectors, as well as their creditors, lenders and other stakeholders.

Senior, experienced financial and operational advisors lead our industry team and focus on key issues, value and solutions for our clients from our offices in the heart of the U.S. automotive industry — Detroit, Michigan — as well as other key offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. We have expertise across all sub-sectors and vehicle systems and industry operator mindset and approach, and the ability to leverage an extensive network of relationships cultivated from our roles in numerous complex situations and transactions in the automotive industry.

How We Help

Business Transformation

Building on decades of hands-on experience, our automotive industry experts apply strategic and tactical methodologies that combine qualitative and quantitative analysis to issues ranging from financial performance and operations to global expansion. Working alongside our clients, our team focuses on the entire business continuum to engage, assess and implement workable and practical solutions across financial, supply chain and operational functions.

Clean and Smart Mobility

The Clean and Smart Mobility team advises clients on how to navigate this complex landscape and respond to opportunities created by this new dynamic. The team offers advice and support on strategic and transactional requirements and transformation technology, including electric vehicles and alternative powertrains, connected and autonomous, and mobility/shared services.

Corporate Strategy

FTI Consulting takes an industry-first approach to transaction support. We work with our clients at the pre-deal stage, on both the sell- and buy-side, to assess, value, strategize and identify deal opportunities that drive value.

Digital Transformation

Automotive and Industrial manufacturers are faced with rapidly changing technology and the digitization of products and processes. FTI Consulting has the expertise to help clients effectively navigate this evolving technology landscape to take full advantage of the benefits of digital transformation. Our real-world experience enables us to apply pragmatic solutions that deliver the best return on investment.

Interim Management

Our interim managers bring significant automotive industry experience and credibility to advise and collaborate with boards of directors and executive teams in both interim management and turnaround scenarios. Our interim management team offers a broad array of experience covering the entire C-suite and level two management. We know how to adapt quickly to provide continuity, manage risk, reduce costs, improve liquidity and communicate effectively with stakeholders across the automotive industry.

Operations Improvement

FTI Consulting helps clients with a team-based, structured approach to maximizing profitability of their operating platform by aligning their business planning, organization and management with day-to-day work processes and reporting. Our operations excellence methodologies are rooted in lean manufacturing and data-driven problem-solving to drive sustainable value enhancement.

Supply Chain Optimization

FTI Consulting offers tailored solutions to risks and challenges in this quickly evolving industry. Utilizing deep industry expertise along with cutting-edge technology, our consultants optimize supply chain performance — including strategic sourcing, network optimization, and warehousing and distribution — to provide effective and actionable solutions for supply chain challenges.

Transaction Services

Our on-point industry experts advise corporate and financial clients across the entire life cycle of a deal. We leverage our deep experience to structure, conduct due diligence, integrate, value and communicate around the transaction while responding to a broad range of commercial demands.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Our restructuring team helps clients maximize value by improving liquidity, conserving cash, managing working capital and negotiating with stakeholders. We have advised both companies and creditors through operational and financial restructurings, acting as the debtor-in-possession, assessing financing options, analyzing business plans, negotiating with customers and undertaking contingency planning.

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