Ex-AlixPartners senior Kevin Coates joins Grant Thornton in London

16 February 2022 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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A former Managing Director of AlixPartners has joined Grant Thornton’s restructuring wing. As Head of London Restructuring, Kevin Coates will grow the team’s position as an advisor to UK mid-market companies, global multinationals, bank lenders and special situation and debt funds.

Commenting on the appointment, Shaun O’Callaghan, Head of Restructuring and Debt Advisory at Grant Thornton, said, “We are delighted to welcome Kevin to our teams in the UK for restructuring, insolvency and asset recovery.

“Leading our London Restructuring team, Kevin will operate on a national and international level, leveraging our networking of over 1,000 insolvency and restructuring professionals across the world.” 

Kevin Coates, Partner, Grant Thornton

Arriving as a Partner, Kevin Coates is an experienced and respected financial advisor and insolvency practitioner, bringing over 25 years of experience in the industry with him. He has extensive insolvency credentials, working on famous cases including Thomas Cook, Clinton Cards, Austin Reed, DWS Bodyworks, Habitat UK and Findus UK.

On an international level, Kevin has served as a restructuring advisor to several multinational companies, including ED&F Man and Stemcor, and advised global corporations based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He also spent four years with AlixPartners, where he was a Managing Director in Turnaround and Restructuring Services.

Coates stated, “I am thrilled to be joining Grant Thornton’s market-leading team and I am looking forward to working with such talented professionals.  In these times of increasing uncertainty, it’s great to be part of one of the UK’s largest multi-service advisory firms, to support and guide clients through complex challenges across both the UK and international markets.” 

Grant Thornton’s restructuring and insolvency practice provides restructuring, debt, insolvency, asset recovery, tax and pensions restructuring advice to clients. The unit works with clients in automotive and industrials, business services, consumer markets, energy and natural resources, financial services, not-for-profit, public sector, private sector healthcare, technology, media and telecoms and real estate.