AlixPartners forms alliance with Washington, DC-based consulting firm Cypress International


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE). The relationship is intended to combine Cypress International’s deep understanding of business opportunities in defense and related sectors, stemming from subject matter experts drawn primarily from former senior professionals in all branches of the US military and other senior positions, with the strategic insight and from AlixPartners in-depth operational improvement expertise to provide enhanced services to the defense industry at a time when new realities – including new defense threats and current DoD budget constraints – present new challenges as well as new opportunities in the aerospace and defense industry.

“AlixPartners’ alliance with Cypress International combines customer and program insights with proven capabilities to improve program outcomes as well as improve services across the U.S. defense supply chain,” said Eric Bernardini, global head of aerospace, defense and aviation practice at AlixPartners. “Analyzing opportunities to bring integrated solutions to market faster, shorten cycle times and lower costs so key defense players can do more business in this new DoD era — not to mention doing so at a time when in The current war in Ukraine reminds us of what an uncertain world we live in requires careful consideration of customer needs, DoD priorities, and vendor and program capabilities. And nobody is better than Cypress International at helping us deliver that kind of expertise.”

“There is today an increased demand for rigorous program and technology level due diligence with visibility into budgets, sectors and customers across the defense supply chain,” said David Halverson, CEO and chairman of Cypress International. “At the same time, there is also a great need for Tier 2 and 3 suppliers, particularly to increase their competitiveness and deliver faster warfighter solutions. And there are also plenty of top-line M&A growth opportunities across the industry, from hardware to electronics to cybersecurity. The unique insight and expertise of Cypress International along with the renowned operational expertise of AlixPartners will be an unbeatable combination for companies and sponsors looking to be winners in today’s environment.”

About Cyprus International

Cypress International provides business development products and services exclusively to industrial customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) markets. Our full-time professional staff, comprised primarily of former senior professionals from all military services, is located in a single location in the Washington, DC area, facilitating easy access to key government decision and information centers. We integrate the combined experience and knowledge of our professional staff with an extensive research team and network of field representatives to increase our clients’ likelihood of winning DoD and DHS business.

About AlixPartners

AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations successfully solve their most complex and critical challenges. Our clients include corporations, 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. For more information, visit


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