Chris Coley joins Duff & Phelps from rival FTI Consulting

21 February 2020 2 min. read
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Following almost a decade with rival firm FTI Consulting, Chris Coley has joined Duff & Phelps. Coley joins as a Managing Director in Duff & Phelps’ global restructuring practice.

Duff & Phelps is a global advisory firm of nearly 3,500 professionals in 28 countries. Specialising in corporate recovery, the consultancy works to restore and protect value for clients in the areas of valuation, corporate finance, investigations, disputes, cyber security, compliance and regulatory matters, and other governance-related issues.

Having diversified its offering, while Britain’s insolvency market is still seeing heightened numbers of firms looking to restructure, Duff & Phelps has been in consistent demand in recent years. As the firm looks to better meet the needs of its clients, it has boosted its UK team with the appointment of Chris Coley as Managing Director in its global restructuring advisory practice.

Chris Coley, Managing Director at Duff & Phelps

Commenting on the appointment, David Whitehouse, Managing Director and Head of UK Restructuring Advisory, Duff & Phelps, said, “Chris has been involved in a number of high-profile restructuring assignments over the years, ranging from mid-market transactions to large complex financial restructuring engagements, with a strong focus on business reviews, liquidity management and corporate advisory across a wide range of industries and jurisdictions. This expertise will bring considerable strength to the team.”

Based in London, Coley brings 15 years of experience to the role, having specialised in providing restructuring and turnaround advice to creditors, lenders, corporates and other stakeholders throughout his career. He joins Duff & Phelps after spending nine years at rival firm FTI Consulting, working within the firm’s corporate finance and restructuring practice in both London and Singapore. Prior to this, Coley previously trained within the corporate restructuring practice at Big Four firm EY.

Coley himself remarked, "I look forward to contributing to the continuing development of the practice. I believe I have joined the team at an incredibly exciting time where I can continue to focus on the mid-market in a major advisory role as the firm continues to grow in the UK and Europe.”