Carlyn R. Taylor
- Global Co-Leader of Corporate Finance and Restructuring, FTI Industry Initiative Leader
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- Denver, CO, 80202
- United States
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- B.S., and M.A., Economics, University of Southern California
- Accredited in Business valuation (ABV)
- Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- American College of Bankruptcy
- Investment Banking & Capital Solutions
- Lender Advisory
- Performance Improvement
- Transaction Advisory
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Carlyn Taylor is the Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance and Restructuring segment, leader of the Business Transformation practice, member of FTI Consulting’s global Executive Committee, the firm’s Industry Initiative Leader and Chairperson of FTI Capital Advisors, the firm’s investment banking subsidiary. Ms. Taylor has 29 years of experience leading hundreds of engagements involving strategy, business transformation, restructuring and transaction-related services. She is widely-recognized for her industry expertise in telecom, media and technology (“TMT”), as well as other industries, including retail, healthcare and industrial.
Ms. Taylor led FTI Consulting’s Business Transformation practice within Corporate Finance and Restructuring, growing revenues 18-22% per year and creating a global practice with hundreds of professionals in a wide range of functions and industries.
As a trusted partner, Ms. Taylor takes a collaborative approach in providing strategic counsel and transformative advice to optimize outcomes for an extensive roster of clients, such as AT&T, Level 3 Communications, Staples, Brinks Home Security, Lifescan, Windstream, Charter Communications, Sprint, Condé Nast, Hearst, Lightower, Securus Technologies, E.W. Scripps, Meredith, Media General, Postmedia, Trusted Media Brands, Fairpoint and Integra Telecom. Her clients also include major financial institutions and private equity funds, such as Platinum Equity, HIG Capital, JPMorgan, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Eaton Vance, Symphony, Citigroup, One Equity Partners, Tennenbaum Capital, Anchorage Capital, Angelo Gordon, Morgan Stanley, TD Securities and Silverpoint Capital.
In the mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) arena, Ms. Taylor advises on all aspects of transactions across the deal continuum involving both healthy and financially-distressed targets for diverse client interests, ranging from buyers and sellers to financing sources and private equity investors. Ms. Taylor has led more than 140 restructuring and bankruptcy engagements, advising debtors and creditors on cases such as Tribune Company, Charter Communications, Windstream, Dex Media, Petsmart, Integra Telecom, Global Crossing, Hawaiian Telcom, Genuity, XO Communications, Williams Communications, Excite@Home, Qwest, MFN, Allegiance Telecom, Teligent and Broadwing.
Sought for her vast industry expertise in communications and media companies, Ms. Taylor has provided expert witness testimony in dozens of litigations, arbitrations and other cases involving lost revenue and profits, valuation and telecom industry trends. Among her notable engagements are the bondholder litigation objecting to the BCE LBO transaction in Canada, multiple Delaware Chancery court appraisal actions involving telecom industry M&A, the minority shareholder litigation objecting to Carl Icahn’s buying the remaining public shares of XO Communications, the bondholder trustee litigation in Excite@Home and defending Columbia/HCA against a multibillion-dollar claim.
Prior to her appointment as Global Co-Leader, Ms. Taylor founded the firm’s TMT industry practice and served as its National Leader. Over a 20-year period, she built a leading TMT industry consultancy, which today is a global team of more than 120 professionals situated throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Ms. Taylor joined FTI Consulting with the acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ BRS group in 2002.
Ms. Taylor holds a B.S. and an M.A. in economics from the University of Southern California, where she graduated as valedictorian. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado, Accredited in Business Valuation by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor, a Certified Turnaround Professional and a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. Ms. Taylor holds investment banking licenses from and is a registered general securities principal with FINRA. In 2016, Ms. Taylor was named Woman of the Year in Restructuring by the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. This award honors women in the restructuring and insolvency industry who have inspired and skillfully led a restructuring team, provided creative solutions and innovative legal applications, showed exceptional leadership and have made extraordinary contributions to the insolvency and restructuring professions.