A&M adds two senior professionals to London office

01 February 2023 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Alvarez & Marsal has expanded its debt advisory practice in Europe with two senior hires joining the firm’s London office. Thibaud Parayre becomes a Managing Director and Tom Paterson arrives as a Senior Director.

Tim Metzgen, Head of Debt Advisory at Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), noted, “Thibaud and Tom have deep experience across the full breadth of Debt Advisory capabilities and will help us to further support our clients as they access the finance needed in an increasingly challenging environment. I am very excited about the experience that Thibaud and Tom bring to the A&M business and for the continued growing of debt advisory in the EMEA region for our private equity and corporate clients.”

Thibaud Parayre brings more than 25 years’ experience in the leveraged finance market. Bolstering A&M’s debt advisory team’s private credit capabilities, he brings a strong network in the industry across Europe with him. Prior to joining A&M, he was a Senior Managing Director at GSO Capital Partners International for two years – and spent much of his earlier career in banking, including as a Managing Director and Co-Head of European Leveraged Finance Capital Markets at Credit Suisse in London.

A&M adds two senior professionals to London office

Parayre said, “It is an exciting time to join A&M as the team continues to grow. The firm’s independent and entrepreneurial approach, with a bias towards action, was integral to my decision to join A&M.”

Tom Paterson meanwhile spent 10 years at AlixPartners, where he was Head of Debt Advisory. During that spell, he advised corporate and private equity clients on capital markets, leveraged and structured finance, real estate finance, ABL and special situation refinancing. Paterson also brings particular experience in the hospitality and leisure sector to A&M, including hotels, restaurants and bars.

Paterson added, “There is currently significant volatility in the debt markets. As a result, debt raising is consuming significantly more management bandwidth with much less certainty on the outcome. A&M provides the perfect platform to support clients in taking action sooner rather than later to navigate current market challenges.”

A&M is a global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services. It has more than 6,500 staff across four continents, helping clients execute crucial turnaround projects around the world.