Restructuring and Debt Advisory support and services

Restructuring and Debt Advisory

Comprehensive solutions for a wide range of debt capital market advisory services, including corporate debt, leveraged finance and debt syndication

Restructuring and Turnaround Consulting Support for Investment Bank and Debt Advisory

Disruption in economic activity, coupled with high debt levels, has made borrowers vulnerable to the risk of default and bankruptcy. Bond and loan default rates are likely to rise due to the pandemic. These factors have led to an increased demand for restructuring and debt advisory services.

Acuity Knowledge Partners enables Investment banks face this challenge of a sudden rise in demand by providing support across the restructuring and debt advisory spectrum. We enable our clients win more mandates and expand their outreach by supporting towards insolvency and reorganisation support, liquidity management, creditor advisory and turnaround activities.

Automation and workflow management platforms

How we are different

DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
DEEP FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive functional knowledge of all aspects of restructuring advisory gained from working with global leaders in the space
WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE
WIDE SECTOR COVERAGE
Expertise and experience in supporting DCM functions across a broad range of sectors and markets
COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
COMPREHENSIVE PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE
Exhaustive research and analytics support provided across the DCM, ratings advisory and debt advisory services value chain
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
STRONG INTEGRATION AND HIGH BUSINESS VALUE
Strong analytical capabilities and industry expertise coupled with high integration with client teams enable us to bring high business value for customers

What we have done

Debt capital markets (DCM) support to a Europe-based mid-size investment bank
What we are proud of

Established a strong relationship

Freed up onshore team’s capacity to handle more-value-adding tasks

Debt capital markets (DCM) support to a US-based commercial bank
What we are proud of

USD30k annual cost savings per resource

Timely turnaround on regular tasks and flexibility to handle urgent work

Capital markets support to a Middle East-based bank
What we are proud of

Enabled more focus on clients and investors

Provided real-time support through virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

Credit markets support to a UK-headquartered global bank
What we are proud of

18-20%

more client-facing time

35-40%

productivity gains

Debt Capital Markets (DCM) support to a UK-based European bank
What we are proud of

Faster turnaround time, with increased accuracy

More capacity for core functions

End-to-end support on M&A and financial restructuring transactions for a boutique advisory firm
What we are proud of

10

years of partnership

80+

bankers served in US and UK offices

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Investment banking analytics, library services and presentation support for an Independent restructuring and advisory firm
What we are proud of

15,000+

projects delivered

4.9/5

High customer satisfaction score

In the News

International Banker
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Meet our experts

Chetan Majithia

Head, North America, Business Development for Private Markets, Investment Banking and Consulting; Co-Head - Commercial Banking and Corporates

Chetan has over 20 years of experience across the financial services sector’s markets, geographies and asset classes. At Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), he spearheads Business Development for multiple strategic business units (IB, Private Markets, Consulting, Corporates, and Banking). During his almost seven years journey at Acuity, Chetan has been responsible for partnering with clients in these segments to transform and build business efficiencies through tailor-made and proprietary solutions, enabling them to save millions of dollars.

Prior to Acuity, Chetan was on the Board of Directors at CRISIL US, an S&P company, and Director and Head of Financial Research, Business Development, Americas. In his 13+ years 'journey at CRISIL, Chetan managed multiple roles, including setting up and leading the Equities practice in Indian markets, wherein he successfully launched India’s first independent equity research service provider, and setting up and heading CRISIL’s first international offshore operations in Argentina. Prior to CRISIL, Chetan worked with ING Bank and Citibank in multiple roles. He has featured consistently in media including on CNBC-TV18 and Bloomberg, and his views on Indian stock markets are covered widely by all leading financial publications.

Chetan is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (the equivalent of a CPA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA in Finance from NMIMS, India. He is also a Company Secretary (with a degree in Corporate Law) with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He passed CFA Level 2 examinations.

Chetan Majithia
Adrian Wright

Managing Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years’ experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.

Adrian Wright
Marie Filotti

Marie Filotti, Head of Business Development APAC

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti
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