Trust, integrity

and committed support

Our team comprises dedicated restructuring professionals from a wide range of relevant backgrounds including restructuring, M&A, transaction support, law, investment banking, private equity and industry.

This breadth of experience gives our team the capability to undertake a broad range of services and, critically, a perspective and understanding of the key stakeholder groups and issues to be dealt with, enabling us to deliver practical solutions to the complex situations we encounter.

At THM, we have an embedded culture throughout our team based upon core values of trust, integrity, professionalism and hard work. We believe that our values and hands-on approach ensure that our people are uniquely placed to provide first class support to our clients and to identify innovative restructuring solutions.

Please see Zolfo Cooper for access to their team in the US and Andersch for access to their team in Germany.

Directors

  • Fraser Brown
    +44 20 3012 1132
    +44 7900 654497
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    Fraser Brown

    Fraser Brown Director

    Fraser has over nine years experience advising corporate and private equity clients on a range of restructuring and transaction advisory assignments, including financial restructurings, refinancings, cash management and reporting, financial forecasting and business planning, acquisitions and disposals.

    Prior to joining Talbot Hughes McKillop in 2010, Fraser worked in Transaction Advisory Services at KPMG.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Adviser to the Board of a German real estate company with significant retail assets, advising on strategic options for the repayment of the company's debt and managing the successful sale of the business.
    • Financial adviser to one of Iceland’s largest lease finance businesses (with a c£300 million securitisation structure) on its financial and operational restructuring and subsequent refinancing and corporate simplification of the business to provide a platform for growth.
    • Financial adviser to Real Estate Opportunities plc on its £1 billion restructuring.
    • Providing cash management support to Almatis, a leading global manufacture of alumina, on behalf of the Management Board as part of its $1 billion debt restructuring.

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  • Simon Caton
    +44 20 3012 1147
    +44 7721 235041
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    Simon Caton

    Simon Caton

    Simon joined Talbot Hughes McKillop in April 2016 and has over 15 years experience with stressed and distressed business. Most recently Simon was a Director in the Restructuring team at National Australia Bank with responsibility for formulating strategies and managing the bank's risk position. Prior to this Simon worked for Ernst & Young in both London and New York advising a range of corporates, lenders and private equity sponsors on restructuring cases.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Led NAB’s participation in the restructure of a private hospital, considerably de-risking the bank’s position while enhancing the security package available to all lenders.
    • Worked alongside management of global recruitment business through three year work out program, involving subsidiary disposals, overseas debt refinancing, and raising of new ABL facility, ensuring 100% recovery for lenders.
    • Secured NAB’s exit from complex syndicated restructurings via secondary debt markets ahead of lengthy insolvency processes.
    • Advised board of major Irish Telecom business on multi billion Euro debt restructuring and strategic options.

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  • Chris Davis
    +44 20 3012 1104
    +44 7825 376551
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    Chris Davis

    Chris Davis Director

    Chris has worked in corporate restructuring and recovery for over ten years. Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007 and has worked on a variety of restructuring assignments, including advising multi­national companies and their stakeholders.

    Prior to joining Talbot Hughes McKillop, Chris worked for Kroll's corporate recovery practice.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Providing project management support to the Board of Azincourt Investment SL during the £381 million restructuring of FCC's UK business (formerly Waste Recycling Group).
    • Supporting the Restructuring Committee of Bulgarian Telecommunications Company AD (trading as Vivacom) during the restructuring of the group's €2 billion+ capital structure. Ongoing co­-ordination of the wind down and liquidation of the remaining Dutch and Bulgarian group companies post restructuring.
    • Ongoing delivery of restructuring solutions to c£116 million portfolio of Enterprise Zone loan investments.
    • Providing cash management support to Almatis, a leading global manufacturer of alumina, on behalf of the Management Board as part of its $1 billion debt restructuring.

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  • Neil Douglas
    +44 20 3012 1129
    +44 7780 110162
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    Neil Douglas

    Neil Douglas

    Neil has over 12 years experience specialising in operational and financial restructuring in complex multi-national environments.

    Neil has worked in the UK, Europe and Asia and his experience includes working in the manufacturing, professional services, insurance. telecommunications, hospitality and leisure, utilities and media sectors.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Adviser to the securitisation vehicles of Punch Taverns plc, in connection with its £2.2 billion financial restructuring.
    • Adviser to the Board of a German real estate company with significant retail assets, advising on strategic options for the repayment of the company's debt and managing the successful sale of the business.
    • Adviser to the Board of Travelodge, a UK based budget hotel operator, supporting management in the development and implementation of a financial and operational restructuring.
    • Adviser to the company on the restructuring of Quinn Group Limited.

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  • Carly Gatoff
    +44 20 3012 1108
    +44 7720 889448
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    Carly Gatoff

    Carly Gatoff

    Carly has over 13 years experience in complex financial restructuring assignments across a number of industries and European countries.

    Prior to joining Talbot Hughes McKillop, Carly worked in the corporate restructuring practices of Andersen and Ernst & Young. She also spent one year on secondment in the Distressed Credit Portfolio department of a major investment bank.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Adviser to the board of directors of TMD Friction, a major global automotive component manufacturer, on the financial restructuring of the group’s €1 billion debt.
    • Adviser to a hospitality business with turnover of £100 million on restructuring its banking facilities, cash flow management and operational improvement.
    • Independent business review of two divisions of a global support services organisation with revenues of c£1 billion.
    • While on secondment at the investment bank, Carly managed a number of clients through the restructuring process across different sectors including telecoms, retail and manufacturing.

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  • Simon Greenaway
    +44 20 3012 1169
    +44 7827 296355
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    Simon Greenaway

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    Simon joined Talbot Hughes McKillop in July 2012 and has over 13 years experience working in professional services. Since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 2006, Simon has gained a wide range of experience as a professional adviser, having been involved with operational turnarounds, due diligence assignments and investment appraisal. Most recently, Simon has been working as an adviser to the owners of a European real estate portfolio where he was responsible for the day‑to‑day operations of the business.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Adviser to a Dutch based European real estate portfolio. Simon has spent the last two years working closely with the owners of a European real estate portfolio and its lenders where he was responsible for the day‑to‑day operations of the business, including reporting to the Board and lenders in addition to supporting the ongoing restructuring of the real estate portfolio.
    • Adviser to the Board of Travelodge, a UK based budget hotel operator. Simon was responsible for development and management of the day to cash flow reporting during the implementation of the financial and operational restructuring.
    • Director of a UK based start up technology business. Simon was responsible for assisting with fund raising and project management in conjunction with the day to day financial management and reporting for the business.
    • Adviser to the Board of a UK social housing maintenance contractor. Simon worked closely with the Board and stakeholders to implement an operational restructure prior to assisting the company through a disposal process.

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  • Edward Taylor
    +44 20 3012 1136
    +44 7879 666038
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    Edward Taylor

    Edward-Taylor

    Edward joined Talbot Hughes McKillop in 2012 and is currently advising on a major international bank restructuring.  Edward previously spent four years in economic and financial consulting at FTI, where he advised on complex business valuations and economic regulation across a range of industries.

    Edward is a Chartered Accountant and has a degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

    Major Recent Projects

    • Financial adviser to the Informal Creditors Committee of Glitnir, an Icelandic bank with in excess of €15 billion of debt (ongoing).
    • Economic and financial adviser to BT in a dispute relating to the regulated wholesale price of Sky Sports TV channels before the UK Competition Appeal Tribunal.
    • Valuation of economic damages suffered by an Eastern European oil refinery as a result of the closure of a crude oil supply pipeline in an international arbitration.
    • Economic and financial adviser to the Office of the Policyholder Advocate in the reattribution of a £1.25 billion inherited estate from an Aviva with-profits insurance fund to policyholders.

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  • Fraser Brown
    +44 20 3012 1132
    +44 7900 654497
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  • Simon Caton
    +44 20 3012 1147
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  • Chris Davis
    +44 20 3012 1104
    +44 7825 376551
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  • Neil Douglas
    +44 20 3012 1129
    +44 7780 110162
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  • Carly Gatoff
    +44 20 3012 1108
    +44 7720 889448
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  • Simon Greenaway
    +44 20 3012 1169
    +44 7827 296355
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  • Edward Taylor
    +44 20 3012 1136
    +44 7879 666038
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