Restructuring advisory

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We work with businesses and stakeholders facing challenges. Our work focuses on providing solutions to these challenges. This can range from accelerated restructurings to stable turnarounds. No two businesses are the same and so those working in restructuring gain wide-ranging exposure to a diverse and interesting client base. Our work can broadly be split into two primary areas.

Restructuring

We focus on working with businesses and stakeholders to improve and enhance positions. We look to rapidly assess any situation to thereafter advise stakeholders on the available options. Recently this has included accelerated business sales, refinancings and streamlining of businesses via Company Voluntary Arrangements. These have included high profile assignments, notably the administration of Forever 21 in 2019 and the retail CVA of Chilango in early 2020. A new recruit would be included in these processes from an early stage, thereby gaining real commercial experience from the beginning of their career at RSM.

Insolvency

As part of the restructuring process it is inevitable that in some scenarios formal insolvency procedures such as administration and liquidation will be utilised. The nature of these assignments varies, but can include the active day to day management of a business. For example, in early 2020, new graduates were engaged in the trading of the high-profile Morton’s restaurant in London. These processes are dynamic and challenging, team members will be faced with negotiating with customers, suppliers and interested parties. This will often be against a backdrop of an accelerating timeline.

Our training programme offers the chance to study for the CPI (Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency) before, subject to performance, earning a qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or becoming a chartered accountant, via the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) or the Scottish equivalent (ICAS).

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