Alvarez & Marsal, Kirkland top 2016 League Tables, advisers expect increase in healthcare restructurings as Trump threatens Obamacare
Lazard Ltd. led the way for top financial adviser to distressed companies in 2016, according to the survey from The Deal, a business unit of
"Out-of-court restructuring attorneys and advisers will be busy again in 2017 addressing distress in oil and gas, retail and, especially, the healthcare industry," said
Those findings along with others emerged from The Deal's latest quarterly report on restructuring. Some highlights:
- Lazard Ltd. was the top financial adviser to distressed companies in 2016, with 55 deals. Houlihan Lokey Inc. was second, with 42 deals. PJT Partners Inc. came in third, with 26 deals. Moelis & Co. ranked fourth with 24 deals. Rounding up the top five was Rothschild & Co, with 22 deals.
Moelis & Co. LLCwas the top financial adviser to creditors, with 26 deals. Houlihan Lokey Inc. was second, with 16. PJT Partners Inc. ranked third, with 15 deals. Rothschild & Co ranked fourth, with six deals. Centerview Partners LLCand Lazard Ltd. tied for fifth, with four deals each.
- Among law firms,
Kirkland & Ellis LLPwas the top counsel to distressed companies, with 25 deals. Latham & Watkins LLPcame in second with 15 deals. Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLPcame in third, with 13 deals. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLPcame in fourth with 12 deals. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLProunded up the top five with nine deals. Latham & Watkins LLPranked first for the top counsel to creditors, with 28 deals. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLPwas second with 22 deals. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLPranked third, with 20 deals. Davis Polk & Wardwell LLPranked fourth, with 16 deals. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPcame in fifth with ten deals. Alvarez & Marsal LLCwas the top restructuring advisers to distressed companies in 2016, with 20 deals. FTI Consulting Inc. ranked second, with 15. AlixPartners LLPwas third, with 12. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPcame in fourth, with eight deals. Deloitte was fifth, with seven deals.
About The Deal's Out-of-Court Restructuring League Tables
The Deal's Out-of-Court Restructuring league tables are based on distressed companies that have announced financial restructurings for the full year of 2016, including all industries. Minimum requirements for inclusion include: announcement date between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016; at least one (1) piece of debt amount stated (bond, note, loan, credit facility, etc.); credit facility security (secured or unsecured); and name of the distressed company. Roles in the league tables will be: legal advisory, financial advisory and other advisory (including Public Relations or Restructuring Adviser).
About The Deal
The Deal (www.thedeal.com) provides actionable, intraday coverage of mergers, acquisitions and all other changes in corporate control to institutional investors, private equity, hedge funds and the firms that serve them. The Deal is a business unit of
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