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FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive range of corporate finance and strategic communications services to vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, vehicle financiers and other automotive sub-sectors, as well as their creditors, lenders and other stakeholders. Our market-leading automotive team has senior, experienced financial and operational advisors who focus on key issues, value and solutions for our clients with offices in the heart of the US automotive industry — Detroit, Michigan — as well as other key offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. In addition, we provide a full range of strategic communications services to help clients use their communications assets to protect and enhance their enterprise value. FTI Consulting has a market-leading automotive team with a proven track record of advising management and its creditors, lenders and other stakeholders in the automotive industry. We have a combination of Big 4 capability, together with industry management mindset and approach, as well as the ability to leverage our extensive network of relationships cultivated from our roles in numerous complex situations in the automotive industry.

Our Industry Services

Business Transformation

Our automotive industry experts serve in both operational and executive roles. They bring hands-on experience to apply both strategic and tactical methodologies that combine qualitative and quantitative analysis to issues ranging from profit and loss and operations to global expansion. Our team focuses on the entire business continuum to engage, assess and implement workable and practical solutions alongside our clients.

Transaction Services

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

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.

Turnaround & Restructuring

Our restructuring team helps clients improve liquidity, conserve cash, manage working capital and negotiate with stakeholders to maximize value. 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. We have consistently led the restructuring deal tables thanks to our in-depth, industry-specific operational experience and world-class financial expertise.

Government Affairs

Focused on representing the interests of industry clients, our Government Affairs team brings over 20 years of experience working before federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Our experts focus on matters ranging from deregulatory actions (e.g., airbag on/ off switches) to the development of performance requirements for alternatively fueled vehicles, crash avoidance technologies and automated vehicles. We provide advice and specific technical input on various rulemakings to help our clients achieve new safety goals and legislation.

Merger Integration & Carve-outs

Pressure on management to deliver synergies is quickly growing as expectations for value creation in M&A transactions become more transparent. With experience on more than 100 integration projects, our specialists partner with management to ensure adoption of best practices and continuity of customer experience, with a focus on analytics, culture and synergy realization.

Tax Planning & Advisory

Tax services are a valuable and important consideration in ongoing business activities and a critical part of any business transformation. Our tax team, that has centers of excellence in New York and London, provides critical tax advice to help domestic and multinational businesses identify tax exposures, structure transactions, or operate on a day-to-day basis to achieve tax savings.

Valuation

Our valuation experts provide independent practical advice and solutions for our clients, rooted in their deep industry and capital market expertise. We provide the highest level of analytic excellence and defensibility across the valuation spectrum, including transaction support, fairness opinions, financial reporting and taxation, and litigation.

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