Keith works in our Recovery & Reorganisation Practice where he specialises in providing advice to underperforming and distressed businesses, their funders and other stakeholders. Keith also has a particular focus on distressed M&A, refinancing and supporting the needs of trustee boards of defined benefit pension schemes in deficit and their sponsoring employers.
Keith joined us at Grant Thornton in 2004 and has more than 25 years of experience in recovery and reorganisation work. Keith has considerable experience, dealing with businesses with debt levels ranging from £0.5m to £130m in single and multi-banked situations, with turnovers ranging from £1m to £700m. He has conducted a substantial number of strategic and financial reviews of larger private and some quoted companies at varying stages of underperformance, leading to the promotion of change in operations, management and funding structures.
Over the last three years, Keith has also specialised in the provision of advice to Trustees and companies with pension scheme deficits. This has included covenant appraisals of both public and private companies. It has also involved UK sponsors with overseas parents, private equity ownership, refinancing, withdrawal arrangements and sectionalised schemes and liaison with the Pensions Regulator.
Keith's expertise covers:
- Construction & contracting
- Motor retail & finance
- Food, drink & agribusiness
- FCA - ICAEW
- Licensed Insolvency Practitioner