We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Corfield as Partner to our Restructuring Advisory team.
With 30 years’ industry experience, Ian held a senior role at a Big Four firm before being appointed Head of Corporate Finance at CBRE Hotels EMEA. More recently, Ian was a Managing Director at White Oak Global Advisors, a US-headquartered fund manager responsible for UK and European lending opportunities.
As a debt fund and restructuring specialist, Ian has supported businesses and their stakeholders with a variety of corporate and restructuring services, including financial due diligence, financial restructuring, debt advisory stakeholder management, cash flow management and contingency planning.
He has extensive experience across a broad range of sectors, including hotels and leisure, retail, manufacturing automotive, construction, plant hire and recycling. Notable past insolvency appointments include First Quench Retailing, owner of Threshers; La Tasca Restaurants, and the Hilton Manchester and Liverpool Radisson hotels.
Ian joins our Restructuring Advisory team in London and will focus on growing the team’s network in the debt fund marketplace and providing restructuring services.
Commenting on the appointment, Geoff Rowley, Chief Executive at FRP, said: “These are unprecedented times for the UK economy. As a firm, we’re committed to providing exceptional support and quality advice to help businesses of all sizes navigate the complex challenges they face.
“It’s important we invest in the team with the addition of leading experts in their field. Ian is an industry stalwart with specialisms in debt funding and restructuring, and I have no doubt he will add real value to the team and the service we can provide to our clients – it’s great to welcome him to the firm.”
Ian Corfield, Partner at FRP, added: “We live in uncharted economic and social times, so the opportunity to work with a senior team of respected advisers in a fast-growing and ambitious firm is compelling.
“FRP is a powerful and exciting platform to return to my professional adviser roots, armed with even broader business experience to assist corporates and their stakeholders as we face challenging times together. I look forward to helping the team build its network and continue to deliver outstanding services to clients.”