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Grant Thornton appoints new Head of London Restructuring

Grant Thornton’s UK Restructuring team continues to grow with the appointment of Kevin Coates as Partner and Head of London Restructuring. In his new role, Kevin will evolve and grow the team’s position as a leading advisor to UK mid-market companies, global multinationals, bank lenders and special situation and debt funds.

Kevin is an experienced and respected financial advisor and insolvency practitioner, who brings a wealth of experience with over 25 years in the industry. He has extensive insolvency credentials 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. 

Commenting on the appointment, Shaun O’Callaghan, Head of Restructuring and Debt Advisory at Grant Thornton UK LLP, said:   

“We are delighted to welcome Kevin to our teams in the UK of over 60 partners and directors in restructuring, insolvency and asset recovery. Leading our London Restructuring team, Kevin will operate on a national and international level, leveraging our network of over 1,000 insolvency and restructuring professionals across the world.”  

Kevin added:

“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 UK LLP’s restructuring and insolvency teams are a multi-disciplinary group of over 60 partners and directors in the UK providing restructuring, debt, insolvency, asset recovery, tax and pensions restructuring advice to clients. The teams operate across the firm’s dedicated sector focuses, including 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.