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Grant Thornton

Leading financial and business adviser

As a leading financial and business adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP has offices in thirty locations nationwide and more than 25,000 individual and 15,000 corporate and institutional clients.

It is a member firm within Grant Thornton International, one of the world’s leading international organisations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. Clients of member and correspondent firms can access the knowledge and experience of more than 2400 partners in over a hundred countries and consistently receive a distinctive, high quality and personalised service wherever they choose to do business.

On 1 July, 2007 Grant Thornton merged with RSM Robson Rhodes, establishing a new breed of financial advisory firm. This has created a specific niche, offering clients a new way of working, becoming a flexible, responsive business with the breadth and depth of skills to appeal to a variety of markets and the experience, knowledge and expertise to undertake highly specialised, sector-specific business.

Grant Thornton has always positioned itself as a market leader in terms of service and value and going forwards it pledges to continue to provide the best value advice the industry has to offer. Clients have access to senior staff, and are kept up-to-date with key business developments and news as it happens.
This is undoubtedly an exciting time for Grant Thornton and the company is investing in its business to ensure it maintains its position as the industry’s “thought leaders.” The infrastructure of the business is stronger than ever, both on national and international levels. It is large enough to take on the most demanding or specialist business, but operate in a flexible and responsive way which allows it to take on project work and offer bespoke services. Grant Thornton remains committed to advising the entrepreneurs and privately held businesses which are at the heart of the company’s offering.

Whatever the industry, the business furnishes experienced and expert staff committed to the success of each client’s work, always focusing on Grant Thornton’s working principle of adding value wherever possible.

Gateley Legal

Gateley Legal is a leading, full service national law firm –

Our partner-led teams provide solutions-driven, high quality commercial legal advice, and work to promote the interests of our clients in the UK and beyond.
In 2015, Gateley Plc became the first English commercial law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange.

Our offices
We have a comprehensive network of UK offices. We have offices in Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Reading, as well as an international office in Dubai. We operate as one firm across these offices. Our network of offices means that we can deliver our services wherever they are needed and in a cost effective manner.

Our clients
We regularly act for turnaround and transformation specialists, boards of directors, investors and other key stakeholders.
Our corporate clients include SMEs, mid-market companies and large multi-nationals. The structure of our business means that we can deal with both small local assignments and large complex assignments. We also have expertise in all sectors.

Our people
We have experienced legal advisers based in each of our offices who have worked with turnaround and transformation specialists for many years. Many of our lawyers are ranked as leading individuals by independent researchers.

What we do
We provide our clients with clear, robust advice and we provide a pro-active service. We provide both quality and value for money.

We advise on:
• Acquisitions, disposals, mergers and joint ventures
• Commercial contracts
• Corporate structures, simplification and streamlining
• Directors‘ duties and corporate governance
• Employee contracts, consultation and redundancies
• Financial and operational restructuring
• Investigations, claims, dispute resolution and problem solving
• Risk, regulatory issues, supply chain management and contingency planning
• Solvent and insolvent business sales and exits.

FTI Consulting

The Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice at FTI Consulting EMEA focuses on financial, strategic, operational and capital needs of businesses across a wide range of industries. We address the full spectrum of corporate restructuring, financial and transactional challenges faced by companies, boards, private equity sponsors, creditor constituencies and other stakeholders in the context of their priorities and strategies.

We have a reputation for mobilising the specialised resources required for each unique client situation, whenever and wherever they are needed, and for assembling balanced teams of industry, financial and operational experts to develop and implement workable. We operate across 16 different countries and are one of the world’s leading restructuring firms.

Our turnaround & restructuring team in EMEA comprises over 70 people based in offices across London, Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris. Our range of services includes:

Turnaround & Restructuring
• Lender and corporate side lead financial advisory
• Crisis management
• Financial modelling including debt capacity and covenants
• Independent business reviews
• Business planning and forecasting
• Review of business strategy and market dynamics
• Short term cash flow management and reporting
• Stakeholder options analysis
• Development of turnaround plans
• Valuations
• Lending solutions and debt advisory
• Accelerated M&A
• CEO, COO, CFO and CRO appointments

Business Transformation
• Operational restructuring
• Cost reduction planning and implementation
• Development and implementation of performance improvement plans
• Working capital, EBITDA and cash flow
• Finance process excellence
• Operational due diligence
• Post-merger integration and carve out services

Insolvency & Contingency Planning
• Including contentious insolvency

You can find out more at our website, here:


Award-winning accountancy firm

The global accountancy and consulting market is principally made up of homogeneous international organisations and small-scaled local players. BDO is neither but offers the advantages of both. We offer the flexibility, expertise, closeness and personal service of a local organisation together with the quality, professional expertise, strength and reputation of a long-established international network. The best of both worlds.

BDO’s Business Restructuring team works with businesses that are facing financial and operational difficulties or potentially insolvency. Whenever possible, we will look to return a business to health and success. We will work with the management team and other stakeholders to identify the best possible outcome. We have a commercial approach to preserving value, finding efficiencies and improving business performance.

Our clients include companies and their directors, domestic and international banks, pension funds, private equity, alternative investment funds and government agencies.

Our team consists of over 200 staff across the UK. Internationally, we are a key member of the BDO global network that operates in 162 countries. Our partners have also spent time working in industry and in other jurisdictions. They have developed a strong understanding of business.

We cover a range of areas including;

• Corporate Insolvency
• Contentious Insolvency
• Restructuring Advisory
• Corporate Streamlining
• Pensions Advisory
• Special Situations M&A
• Personal Insolvency
• Operational Improvement & Effectiveness

The Business Restructuring team works closely with the Corporate Advisory Services team. The Corporate Advisory Services team works with corporates to drive improvements in liquidity, cash flow management and operational effectiveness.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper’s UK Restructuring group has over 40 restructuring lawyers across our national network of six offices: Birmingham, Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield.

Our knowledge, experience and resources serve a diverse client base encompassing debtor, lenders, government entities, private equity sponsors, trustees, shareholders, directors, and distressed debt and asset buyers and investors.

We manage assignments from the mid-market to the largest national and international restructurings and insolvencies and are experienced in managing all contentious issues arising from such cases. Our lawyers have significant experience of advising clients on investigation, enforcement, litigation and asset recovery on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

We advise clients across a wide range of industry sectors and have particular strength in energy, financial services, healthcare, hospitality and leisure, real estate, retail, sports, technology and transportation. We are proud of our long-standing relationships with the principal professional advisers in the market.

We have been recognized as ‘Legal Adviser of the Year’ at the 2018 Institute for Turnaround (IFT) Awards. We are proud that two of our clients, Hearts of Midlothian plc and Willerby were recognized by the IFT as well. In 2014 Hearts of Midlothian plc won ‘Listed Company Turnaround of the Year’ award and in 2017 Willerby Group won ‘Large Company Turnaround of the Year’ award.

DLA Piper’s Global Restructuring Group is one of the largest in the world, with more than 200 lawyers across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

Key contacts:

Leeds – Richard Obank,
London – Jonathan Richards,

FRP Advisory

FRP Advisory is one of the UK’s largest independent turnaround and restructuring firms focused on supporting its clients across the whole decline curve. FRP has a track record of creating, preserving and recovering value across a range of complex situations.

FRP have 31 restructuring partners and 215 staff across 12 offices providing solutions to SME and mid-Market businesses in some form of distress.

Key business lines include turnaround management, corporate debt advisory, refinancing, interim management, accelerated M&A, insolvency and recovery. They pride themselves to deliver a high standard of service to clients.

Key objectives of FRP’s partners are helping businesses survive and prosper, safeguarding jobs and stakeholder value. Overall they aim for “collaborative, results-driven, accountable leadership in all we do”.


Kroll’s Restructuring Advisory practice assists companies, financial sponsors, lenders and other stakeholders in challenging and distressed situations to identify new paths to growth and enhanced profitability. Our range of services include independent business reviews, debt advisory, cost reduction exercises, corporate simplification, management assessments, operational process improvement and supply chain management.

Duff & Phelps acquired Kroll in 2018 and began transitioning our firm to the Kroll brand in 2021. We begin this new chapter with a fresh look and a clear and confident vision for the future, helping clients to cut through complexity and providing clarity in all areas of business.

Kroll is the world’s premier provider of services related to valuation, governance, risk and transparency. We specialise in the areas of valuation, expert services, investigations, cyber risk, corporate finance, security, restructuring, legal and business solutions, data analytics, due diligence and regulatory compliance. Our firm has nearly 5,000 professionals in 30 countries and territories.