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Anthony King ACK Management Ltd

Role: Chairman, Chief Restructuring Officer, Executive Chairman, Non Executive Director


Tony provides confidential, independent leadership and support to boards of directors in three key areas of strategic growth, transformation and turnaround. These roles are as an Independent Director who since 2004 has worked as Executive and Non-Executive Chairman, Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO), CEO and Transformation Lead for a diverse range of stakeholders.

He has led and successfully delivered projects in the areas of: eCommerce, FMCG and Logistics, O&G, Marine, software, automotive, high-tech engineering & manufacturing, leisure, retail, chemical, construction, education and training. This breadth of sector experience has proven one thing: that many opportunities and challenges faced by boards and companies are remarkably similar in nature, despite the perceived perception that each sector is unique.

Tony offers these service to companies, their boards and their stakeholders who are either facing existential challenges or are looking for experienced, independent direction and support to underpin value growth, either organically or through targeted M&A activity, in increasingly multinational and multicultural cross boarded environments.

These services have been deployed in private family environments, Private Equity and multi-Private Equity backed businesses, single and large multi-bank syndicated situations (up to >20+ lenders), AIM and PLC listed companies. As expected, he has access to and regularly uses senior contacts in the financial and legal advisory world. He has senior access to the UK lending banks, pensions advisors and the growing structured debt and ABL communities.

Prior to 2004 Tony spent 23 years in corporate life in high technology and manufacturing businesses in Semiconductors, Telecoms, Automotive and Contract Manufacturing, latterly as VP and global head of Corporate Development of a NYSE listed Corporation including M&A and post M&A integrations. This role covered the assessment and evaluation of targets, current businesses in the global footprint and then the process of integrating or carving out businesses in North and South America, Europe and the Far East from private and / or listed owners.

Active member of the Institute For Turnaround (The IFT): former NED on the main board and Fellow of the IFT (FIFT).

In 2014 he jointly led a highly successful trade sale of a global engineering business that over the 3 1/2 year term repaid all debt and equity, c$245m, to stakeholders.

Tony has a Business Administration Postgraduate Diploma (Warwick) and BSc (Hons) in Combined Engineering (Electronics).

Organisation Type
  • Family/Private
  • Institution Backed
  • PLC
  • Private Equity Backed
Average Company Size (£Million)
  • > 25
  • > 100
  • > 250
  • > 500
  • 18
  • 3 - 18
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods & Retail
  • Education
  • Food & Beverages
  • Infrastructure, Building & Construction
  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Metals
  • Technology & Telecoms
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Utilities