Simon Granger joins FTI’s European restructuring advisory business as Senior Managing Director
London , UK - September 24, 2007
FTI Consulting Inc. (NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announces the appointment of Simon Granger as a Senior Managing Director in its London-based European restructuring advisory business. Simon joins Senior Managing Directors, Kevin Hewitt, Paul Inglis and David Morris, who launched FTI's UK based restructuring business in May of this year.
Simon joins the team from Deloitte and brings with him a wealth of experience in the contingency planning and strategic insolvency arena including some significant transactions involving the restructuring of pension scheme deficits. During his time at Deloitte, Simon advised on a number of high profile restructurings including Torex Retail plc, Polestar Corporation plc, Jarvis plc, Gate Gourmet, Asprey & Garrard and Dana Corporation. Simon brings a wide range of client relationships with banks, private equity and hedge funds with whom he will continue to work.
As a licensed insolvency practitioner, Simon will work with FTI's core restructuring team to (where appropriate) deliver complex financial restructurings and distressed M&A transactions through the execution of a strategic insolvency appointment. Simon will be supported in his new role by Chad Griffin, Managing Director, who has extensive experience of complex contingency planning and insolvencies.
Commenting on the appointment, Kevin Hewitt, Senior Managing Director said, “I am delighted to be welcoming someone of Simon's calibre to the team. Simon's appointment demonstrates our commitment to invest in and grow our team in Europe. We are making very good progress in growing all areas of our business in the UK and Continental Europe. In addition to this contingency planning and strategic insolvency capability we continue to expand our corporate finance offering including valuations, accelerated M&A and transaction tax."
Simon's appointment comes just four months after the launch of FTI's London-based European restructuring advisory business, which represents the latest strategic expansion of its global Corporate Finance practice. The business provides financial and operational solutions to a broad range of clients including senior and junior debt providers, shareholders and corporates.
About FTI Corporate Finance
FTI Corporate Finance is a leading advisory practice providing restructuring advice and solutions to its clients where value is at risk.
The business provides financial and operational solutions to a broad range of stakeholders including senior and junior debt providers, shareholders and corporates. Recently launched in London, the business currently consists of 14 restructuring professionals with considerable experience and a strong reputation in the UK market. The business has ambitious growth plans and a clear mandate and commitment from the FTI Group to build a European restructuring practice with complementary corporate finance capabilities.
The business is part of FTI Consulting Inc, a global business advisory firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange with revenues of circa$1bn, a market capitalisation of over $2bn and over 2200 employees worldwide.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 2,200 professionals located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
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