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Avant Advisory Group

4000 MacArthur Blvd Suite 600
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Phone: (949) 417-5708

Contact Information

James F Davidson, CTP, CIRA, CPA
(949) 417-5708
[email protected]
John DeMartino, CPA
Managing Director East Coast
(914) 419-0032
[email protected]
Dave Stark
Managing Director-Profit & Performance Improvement
(818) 968-6285
[email protected]


In Business Since: 1997

Trade Associations: Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors; American Bankruptcy Institute: Turnaround Management Association; Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors; M&A Source; Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Type of Business: Operationally Focused Financially Advisory & Management Consulting

Avant Advisory Group provides financial and operational management and corporate governance expertise to assist companies, investors, and creditors in dealing with both underperforming and insolvent companies. Our turnaround and restructuring team transforms an underperforming business to one of increasing value, EBITDA, and cash from operations.

We work with middle-market companies and their stakeholders to address company viability, operating strategies, and restructuring alternatives to transform and maximize value. We utilize our proprietary Avant-Edge™ Profitability/EBITDA Improvement software to guarantee that we will increase profitability and enterprise value.

Our interdisciplinary team of turnaround and restructuring specialists represents years of experience in advising and supporting senior management, boards of directors, lenders, legal counsel, and investing firms. Avant often serves in interim management capacities (chief restructuring officers, chief financial officers, chief executive officers, etc.) for troubled companies—analyzing profitability, realigning operations, reducing costs and expenses, maximizing cash, reducing working capital, and maximizing asset utilization.

For companies in transition, we offer the following for turnaround, crisis management, reorganization, and insolvency management related services:

Financial and Operational Advisory

Strategic and operational assessment, financial forensics, fraud and special investigations, business plan and forecast vetting, monitoring and compliance, merger and acquisition intermediary financing and transaction support, financial analysis, and business valuation, negotiation support, litigation support and dispute resolution, expert reports and testimony.

Crisis Management

Situation assessment, viability and liquidity analysis, cash flow modeling and financial forecasting, projections and pro forma analyses, working capital and cash management, cost reduction, loan workouts and equity restructuring, plan feasibility, inter-creditor negotiations, and interim management.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

Analysis of preferences and fraudulent transfers, valuations and alternative scenario analyses, securing of debtor-in-possession financing or other capital sourcing, creditor support for lenders and committees, restructuring plan development and evaluation, negotiations and consensus building, development of disclosure statements and plans of reorganization, debtor reorganizations and liquidations, and optimal strategy implementation.