AlixPartners Acquires Freeh Group International Solutions, Expanding World Class Investigations Practice

August 7, 2020

Willkie represented AlixPartners in the transaction.

On August 3, global consulting firm AlixPartners announced it has acquired leading global risk management firm Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (FGIS), expanding its global investigations practice. The transaction sees former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh and FGIS team members joining AlixPartners and is complementary to the firm’s investigations, compliance, and cybersecurity capabilities. The acquisition will add a new AlixPartners office in Wilmington, Delaware.

Founded by former FBI Director and former federal judge Louie Freeh in 2007, FGIS professionals serve a diverse range of organizations across a variety of industries, working to reduce risk in today’s increasingly complex global marketplace. FGIS’ team of 24 professionals led by Louie Freeh and Jim Bucknam, who serves as President and CEO, includes former senior law enforcement officials, legal consultants, accountants, and security and compliance experts.

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping businesses successfully address their most complex and critical challenges. Its clients include companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, private equity firms, and others. Founded in 1981, AlixPartners is headquartered in New York and has offices in more than 20 cities around the world.

The Willkie team was led by partner Adam Turteltaub and associate Morgan McDevitt, and included partner Jordan Messinger, associate general counsel Dan Kozusko and associate Joseph Schemo.