Lincoln International, a leading global, mid-market investment bank, proudly announced today that Brent Williams and Brendan Murphy have joined the firm’s Special Situations and Restructuring Practice. Both will be based in Lincoln’s New York office and serve as Managing Directors in the Special Situations Group, and Mr. Williams will Co-Head the Group alongside Alex Stevenson, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Los Angeles office. Adding two Managing Directors that have successfully worked together for many years to an already active special situations and restructuring practice, firmly establishes Lincoln International as one the leading restructuring advisors in the U.S. dedicated to middle market companies and their stakeholder groups.
Mr. Williams has over twenty-three years of experience spanning operational and financial restructurings; distressed mergers and acquisitions; and capital raises. He has advised on over 80 restructuring transactions, including over $90 billion of debt restructurings and $25 billion of distressed M&A deals. Mr. Williams has experience working across multiple geographies with key stakeholders in distressed situations including companies, creditors, boards of directors, unions and governmental agencies. He joins Lincoln International from Teneo Capital, where he led the firm’s restructuring practice. Prior to his time at Teneo, he was a Managing Director in the Global Restructuring Group at Duff & Phelps (f/k/a Chanin Capital Partners).
Mr. Murphy comes to Lincoln with over fifteen years of distressed investment banking and restructuring experience. He has executed over 55 restructuring transactions on behalf of companies, creditors (banks, bonds, trade, unions and other creditors) and other stakeholders (including preferred and common shareholders). His experience includes debt restructuring, distressed mergers & acquisitions, business and asset valuation, capital structure assessment, and debt and equity refinancing. Prior to joining Lincoln International, Brendan was a Managing Director in Teneo Capital’s restructuring practice. Before Teneo, Brendan was a Director in the Global Restructuring Group of Duff & Phelps (f/k/a Chanin Capital Partners).
Mr. Williams and Mr. Murphy will work together with the Special Situations Group Co-Head and Managing Director, Alex Stevenson. Alex joined Lincoln in 2013 and has since worked to establish Lincoln International as a leader in mid-market restructuring advisory. Mr. Stevenson commented, “We are continuing to strengthen our extensive knowledge base and industry expertise and will now have four senior restructuring officers working together with our M&A industry bankers and debt placement team to bring full service investment banking and restructuring options to the middle market. I am excited about the expansion of the group and look forward to our continued success achieving top-results for our clients.”
Rob Brown, CEO North America of Lincoln International, commented, “The expansion of Lincoln’s Special Situations Group aligns with the firm’s strategic growth trajectory. We understand the importance of advising on restructuring and other related transactions both as an individual specialized practice and complementary to our other service offerings. The addition of Brent and Brendan reinforces our commitment to building a Special Situations Group recognized for its depth and breadth of expertise in the mid-market.”
Eric Malchow, President North America, added, “Our best-in-class service comes from obtaining top industry professionals across all service offerings. Our well-established Special Situations practice gains two accomplished professionals with the addition of Brent and Brendan who have a 13-year track record of working together to optimize outcomes for their clients. Each one brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm and our Special Situations Group. I am confident that both will play key roles in the continued growth and success of our firm.”
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