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Amir  Agam

Amir Agam

FTI Consulting
Senior Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Amir Agam is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Los Angeles.  Mr. Agam is in FTI’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice and has over 18 years of experience advising companies undergoing significant transitions including substantial operational improvements; post-acquisition operational changes; finance, accounting, and FP&A structure re-alignment; and in and out of court restructurings.  He has served as an interim chief financial officer and a chief restructuring officer.

Specific areas of Mr. Agam’s experience include business plan development and review; cash flow forecasting; cash management; interim management, development of accounting and finance function capabilities, identification and implementation of cost reductions; negotiation of restructuring plans; bankruptcy planning and execution; arranging financing and creditor negotiations; business and asset sales; and court testimony.  Select matters Mr. Agam has worked on include:

Example Restructuring Engagements

  • Fresh & Easy LLC:Served as Chief Restructuring Officer for over 100 store grocery chain with related food manufacturing and distribution operations and approximately $650 million in revenue.Responsible for analysis of operations and eventually all elements of the wind-down process.
  • THQ, Inc.:Served as financial advisor of public video game production and distribution company.Re-built cash management and forecasting capabilities and managed cash forecasting process. Negotiated forbearance terms with secured lenders and provided court testimony related to cash forecasts.Managed liquidity to enable the Company to sell its operating businesses through a chapter 11 process.
  • Fleetwood Enterprises:Served as financial advisor to public manufacturer of manufactured housing and recreational vehicles.Supported all aspects of the restructuring process, including operational analyses of the company’s business lines, resulting in the successful sale of the Company’s business lines.
  • Consumer Products Companies:Served as financial advisor to the lending syndicates of consumer products companies, analyzing and creating projections and evaluating restructuring initiatives.
  • Bankruptcy Litigation:Provided advice related to expert witness testimony in multiple litigation cases on issues involving solvency, preferences, and valuation.

Example Operational / Post-Acquisition Capability Enhancement Engagements

  • Sports Events Company:Served as interim CFO upon its acquisition as a private equity portfolio company.Built finance department capabilities, including cash forecasting and management.
  • FP&A for Private Equity Owned Distribution Business:Fulfilled FP&A role at company while it was undergoing significant transition, assisting in managing the business and rebuilding the finance department.
  • Fortune 500 manufacturer of auto-related equipment:Worked on turnaround plan that led to the refinancing of over $2 billion of debt and subsequently worked on design and implementation of the following year’s operational plan.

Mr. Agam holds a B.A. with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified insolvency and restructuring advisor (CIRA) and a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, the Turnaround Management Association, and the Financial Lawyers Conference (non-attorney member).  In 2015, Mr. Agam was recognized as one of the M&A Advisor’s 40 under 40 Emerging Leaders in the Service Professional Category.

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