Daily News: February 8, 2018

Frezza Joins Ankura as Senior Managing Director


Ankura appointed Robert J. Frezza senior managing director. A recognized restructuring advisor with more than 33 years of experience, Frezza will concentrate his efforts in helping to lead and expand the firm’s lender advisory practice, based out of New York.

Frezza has provided a broad range of consulting services to clients in numerous industries, gaining expertise in M&A and refinancing due diligence. Over the past 19 years, he has specialized in leading creditors through complex restructuring engagements in both out-of-court and in-court Chapter 11 proceedings. In addition, he has acted as both a fact and expert witness in several jurisdictions, including the Southern District of New York.

Ankura Co-President Kevin Lavin stated, “Bob is a great professional and person. He understands the lender advisory space extremely well, has a tremendous reputation in the industry, and believes in the strong culture of collaboration that resides within our firm. I am incredibly pleased that he has joined Ankura.”

“I’m looking forward to joining Kevin and his market leading turnaround and restructuring team to help expand Ankura’s lender advisory services,” Frezza said.

Before joining Ankura, Frezza was a managing director in Deloitte’s Corporate Restructuring Group. Prior to that, he spent 14 years at Capstone Advisory Group advising various creditors through high-profile bankruptcy cases, including W.R. Grace, Polaroid and Sun Beam. Earlier in his career, he led buy-side engagements in E&Y’s Transaction Services group and spent eight years establishing the U.S. division of Mazars International, a Paris-based global accounting and consulting firm.