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Aneesh is recognised for driving assignments on transactional projects in distressed or restructuring scenarios.
His specialisms are turnaround and stakeholder management, with depth of experience acting both creditor-side and sitting in the boardroom with directors and other stakeholders during turnaround processes.
He joined the team in 2007 to strengthen our non-contentious offering and has established credentials and core transactional skills in banking, corporate and insolvency. Aneesh has project-managed many of our publicised projects in the administration and company voluntary arrangement space. He is well known and respected by office-holders, restructuring professionals and other clients / intermediaries in the market.
Aneesh’s client base importantly includes strong relationships with financial institutions, banks and financiers. This has included extended secondments to the distressed arm of a key banking client and short-term secondments with Surety bond providers. Aneesh assumes custody of a number of key banking relationships.
Aneesh was selected for and completed the IFT Academy in 2018-19, which is targeted at the next generation leaders in the turnaround market.
In the last 7-years Aneesh has been engaged significantly in the Construction and Retail sectors to assist underperforming businesses avoid unnecessary insolvencies. During this time he has worked closely with each of the high-level participants in the Surety market on workouts.
Aneesh continues to take the lead on significant assignments in this arena as we emerge from the pandemic.
- Acted on the instruction of surety groups concerning high-value domestic and cross-border financial restructurings in the construction and related sectors.
- Developed turnaround strategy and Board advice to a well-known casual dining chain and implemented subsequent recapitalisation exercise.
- Negotiated standstill arrangements for secured creditors to regularise existing financial and operational distress, target milestones, and monitor transformation programme towards exit to business-as-usual.
- Successful turnaround of a regulated financial services company through to going concern via the appointment of administrators, subsequent sale and completed CVA.