Daily News: July 30, 2019

FTI Expands Corporate Finance & Restructuring Team


FTI Consulting appointed Diederick van der Plas, Nick Carmichael and Duncan Turner as senior managing directors in the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in London.

All three join from PwC, where they were Partners in the financial restructuring practice in London.

“I am delighted to welcome such a highly regarded and experienced group of professionals to FTI Consulting. These appointments bring further strength and depth to our team of market-leading restructuring professionals. With the market outlook remaining uncertain, clients are increasingly looking for independent advisors who can provide a comprehensive range of solutions, with an experienced, hands- on approach. Diederick, Nick and Duncan’s deep industry knowledge and expertise will be a huge asset to our team as we continue to expand across the EMEA region,” said Simon Granger, a senior managing director and EMEA head of Corporate Finance & Restructuring.

van der Plas previously was the global leader of PwC’s restructuring practice and brings more than 20 years of experience advising a wide range of clients in stressed and distressed situations. He has acted as lead financial advisor on high-profile financial restructurings in the UK, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia for a variety of stakeholders, including senior and junior lenders, bondholders, corporates and private equity.

Carmichael specializes in advising both companies (listed or private) and lenders through complex international restructurings and has worked with numerous stakeholder groups across many industries, including oil and gas, logistics and infrastructure. He has also held senior origination and execution roles on the workout and leveraged finance teams of several major North American and European investment banks.

Turner advises lenders and borrowers on the refinancing and restructuring of debt facilities, including raising new money and amending existing facilities. He often acts on cross-border transactions, having worked across Western Europe and in emerging markets in Europe, Central Asia and Africa. He has extensive experience with listed companies and has advised clients on a wide variety of different financial structures and instruments.