Experience Highlights

  • Financial advisor to International Shipholding Corporation, a public company with global shipping operations in the dry bulk, chemicals and car-carrier trades, in its Chapter 11 case in the Southern District of New York (pending); arranged Debtor-in-Possession financing and negotiated the company’s debt for equity exchange and new capital investment with SEACOR Holdings, as well as multiple 363 sales in support of the Company’s plan of reorganization.
  • Financial advisor to the Ad Hoc Group of Unsecured Bondholders of Sidewinder Drilling, Inc., a US-based land drilling contractor, in its out-of-court restructuring led by MSD Capital Partners.
  • Financial advisor to Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, an offshore E&P producer, in its confirmed Chapter 11 case in the Houston, Texas (largest decommissioning case ever attempted in the Gulf of Mexico OCS); appointed by the non-Platinum directors under the oversight of the bankruptcy court, Black Elk was the first of the Platinum Partners’ portfolio bankruptcies during the wide-ranging fraud cases subsequently filed by the US.
  • Financial advisor to the Independent Committee of Directors of Hirschfeld Industries in its evaluation of strategic alternatives with Insight Equity.
  • Financial advisor to Xerox Corporation in the carve-out divestitures of multiple non-core business units.
  • Financial advisor to JPMorganChase & Co. and its captive private equity funds on the sale of multiple portfolio companies.
  • Financial advisor to Gregg Industries, an industrial services business servicing refineries and chemical plants owned by TXU, Excelon, Eastman Chemical and others, in its sale to Brand Energy, a portfolio company of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
  • Advised issuer in $500 million joint venture between a US-based global private equity fund and a Marshall Islands-based dry bulk shipping venture.
  • Financial advisor to EADS North America in its evaluation of strategic alternatives for a non-consolidated investment.
  • Interim fund manager for a credit-focused real estate investment fund during its bankruptcy proceedings.

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