Zolfo Cooper and Talbot Hughes McKillop Announce Affiliation to Expand Global Restructuring Capabilities

New York, Thursday, 12 February, 2015 – Zolfo Cooper and Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), leading independent restructuring advisors, are delighted to announce that they have entered into an affiliation agreement to cooperate on global restructuring engagements.


The two firms specialize in helping corporate stakeholders solve their most difficult financial, strategic and operational problems in restructuring situations spanning the mid-market to the most complex cross-border cases. Zolfo Cooper and London-based THM share a core skillset of hands-on restructuring expertise, providing operational and financial advice to management teams, equity sponsors and lenders, including distressed investment funds. Both firms take CRO and other executive and board roles, as well as lead crisis stabilization, distressed debt restructurings and post-transaction transformations.


Commenting on the affiliation, Joff Mitchell, Senior Managing Director and head of Zolfo Cooper’s US practice, said:


"Building on our existing network of affiliations in the Caribbean, Asia and Australia, this new agreement further extends our ability to provide our clients with best-in-class restructuring expertise via a global network of over 400 restructuring and advisory professionals. We’re delighted to expand our relationship with the THM team in Europe as we both see significant opportunities in the cross-border market."


Matt Hinds, Talbot Hughes McKillop Managing Partner, added:


"This is a great time to be forming this alliance. Given the large scale issuance of high yield bonds in Europe governed by New York law and the increasing influence of US investors, we expect an upturn in European restructuring and advisory work that may benefit from a US capability. We have successfully worked closely with the Zolfo Cooper US team in the past and we are looking forward to working with them again. We believe clients will benefit significantly from this alliance given our combined skills and geographic coverage."


Media contacts:


Rebecca Randall – rrandall@zolfocooper.com +1 212-561-4004

Julian Gething – jgething@thmpartners.com +44 20 3012 1109


About Zolfo Cooper


Zolfo Cooper is a leading independent provider of restructuring, financial and corporate advisory solutions, assisting companies and their stakeholders facing a wide range of financial, operational and strategic challenges. With offices and affiliations in the world's leading financial centers, we serve clients both locally and internationally to deliver solutions spanning the middle-market to the largest and most complex cross-border situations.


For more information please visit www.zolfocooper.com


About Talbot Hughes McKillop


Talbot Hughes McKillop provides hands-on, senior level leadership to corporates, creditors and shareholders in distressed and other complex event driven situations. The THM approach is to deploy small dedicated teams, bringing independence, trust and objectivity to negotiations between the stakeholders to deal with both the financial and operational aspects of a restructuring. Our role may be either advisory or involve THM partners assuming a management or Board position, as appropriate.


Based in London and operating across Europe, THM has been a pre-eminent provider of services in its chosen markets since 2001, having acted on over 150 restructuring situations involving debt totaling in excess of $200 billion.


For more information please visit www.thmpartners.com