Dallas, Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1st 2017 – Blackhill Partners LLC (“Blackhill”), a leading investment bank, announces a strategic partnership with Starboard Restructuring Partners (“Starboard”) in order to expand important and relevant resources for clients in cross border restructurings.

The combined global capabilities of the two firms will allow for better client service through intimate knowledge of the US and South American restructuring markets. Steven Strom, Blackhill’s CEO, is enthusiastic about the opportunity to provide clients with world class service as they navigate their most significant business and financial challenges.  “As solutions for highly leveraged companies are more frequently invoking cross border issues, this partnership positions both firms with greater tools to solve client problems.”

Blackhill and Starboard each have a great deal of experience in the energy and offshore maritime sectors and many of those clients are financed and operated on a global basis with high cross-over between the US and South America. “We are delighted to work with Blackhill on these highly complex situations. Our capabilities in South America pair extremely well with Blackhill’s skillset.” – Fabio Vassel, CEO Starboard Restructuring Partners.

Blackhill Partners is an investment bank specializing in complex situations. Our team combines independence, agility and discretion with a track record of solving industry’s most challenging situations. Blackhill’s professionals have advised on more than $250 billion of mergers, acquisitions, financings and restructurings. For more information, please visit

Starboard Restructuring Partners is an independent restructuring firm focused on advisory, distressed investing and the provision of interim management.  Starboard provides bespoke solutions for businesses with inefficient capital structures while simultaneously protecting and enhancing enterprise value. Its extensive experience and credibility with market participants in the Brazilian restructuring market allows Starboard to find optimal solutions to highly complex problems that are in the best interest for long-term success of its clients.  For more information, please visit

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Weber Shandwick
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Blackhill Partners LLC
Lynne Long
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Starboard Restructuring Partners
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