Business Restructuring and Turnaround

Creating a sustainable enterprise involves transforming the entire value chain from the supply of materials to product design, operations, and end-of-life management. We help clients uncover opportunities and risks, set priorities, and launch coherent implementation programs. To support the building of sustainable enterprises, we have developed a diagnostic tool that identifies opportunities to promote growth through new products, markets, and the composition of the business portfolio; improve return on capital through sustainable value chains, and sustainable operations; and manage risk, whether regulatory, reputational, or operational.

We help distressed companies and underperforming business units drive rapid and dramatic performance improvement. Our work ranges from acute crisis and liquidity management to large-scale restructuring. To help our clients succeed we offer a variety of working arrangements, from traditional consulting teams to expert advisors to experienced interim managers. We bring to bear our firm’s unparalleled industry and functional expertise, combined with specialized professionals with deep restructuring experience.

What We Do

We solve operational and organizational problems in time-critical and distressed situations as well as address balance-sheet issues. We support clients in a variety of circumstances, from formal court-driven processes such as bankruptcies to turnarounds of businesses that are underperforming or seeking a radical acceleration of performance. Beyond rapid recovery, we are committed to bringing our clients back to long-term health, driving sustainable changes through the transformation of management mind-sets and practices.

Our Approach

In most situations our first priority is to identify the strategic, operational, organizational, and financial levers that will deliver quick and positive impact. We draw on expertise from across Burk to ensure that prioritization is informed by deep insight into industry dynamics and functional best practice. Our approach is proven, action-oriented, and backed by proprietary tools, benchmarks, and methodologies. Because recovery and transformation programs require flawless execution at the right pace, our practitioners create a rigorous implementation infrastructure. By combining a strategic perspective with disciplined implementation we help our clients succeed even in the most challenging crisis environments. Depending on client needs, our engagement model varies from traditional consulting to turnaround leadership to providing experienced interim managers.  

We bring cutting-edge expertise and a track record of breakthrough impact to all key functions, from strategy to organization to marketing. Our capital-productivity approach translates capital strategy into optimal capital allocation, portfolio mix, and project implementation. We offer objective perspectives rooted in knowledge and analysis, and work in close partnership with our clients to translate strategies and solutions into bottom-line impact at speed and scale. Our organization transformation service line works intensively with our clients to translate recommendations into lasting and substantial performance improvement.


Executive Leadership

Mr. James Moore

Mr. James Moore

Mr. David Solomon

Mr. David Solomon

Productivity Solutions

We help companies create dynamic performance measurement with a focus on what really matters to the business. We build dashboards that serve as barometers of ongoing business performance and help companies devise tailored compensation systems that will reward actions and behaviors that advance the organization's goals and drive decision effectiveness. more