RAYMOND LI

Senior Director
New York
rayli@zolfocooper.com
+1 212 561 4173

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Raymond Li has over 12 years of advisory experience across numerous sectors, including industrials, retail, energy, hospitality and agriculture. He has provided financial advisory and interim management support in a variety of turnarounds and restructurings. He has experience working on-the-ground with management teams as well as alongside corporate boards, lenders, creditors and other financial stakeholders. Raymond is proficient in all areas of restructuring, including formulating strategic options, facilitating negotiations among stakeholders, developing business plans, performing valuation analysis, managing liquidity and providing leadership in various corporate finance capacities.

Professional Experience

Most recently, Raymond led the team advising a diversified agribusiness with operations across the U.S. he provided leadership during a challenging transition period, helped facilitate the recapitalization of over $500 million and developed a comprehensive business plan whiule managing the company's tenuous liquidity position.

Previously, he led a team advising ModSpace, the largest U.S. provider of modular buildings. The team quickly stabilized cash flow, enabling the company to operate normally during a contested, but ultimately consensual, restructuring, which delevered its $1 billion capital structure, injected much needed liquidity and transitioned ownership.

Raymond is also an experienced financial advisor to lenders and creditors. Recent engagements include serving as advisor to the second lien noteholders of Caesars Entertainment, advisor to first lien lenders of Wastequip and advisor to the committees of unsecured creditors of BCBG Max Azria, A&P and Exide Technologies.

Notable prior assignments include serving as: financial advisor to Flying J (integrated oil and gas conglomerate) through a successful in-court restructuring; financial advisor to the Viceroy Anguilla (luxury hotel and villa residences) for corporate finance and bankruptcy support during a sale process; financial advisor to a group of bondholders for a potential acquisition of Blockbuster (media); financial advisor to the Examiner in Dynegy (power generation and transmission), developing a comprehensive valuation analysis; and financial advisor to Dewey & LeBoeuf (law firm) on achieving the fastest settlement on record for a bankruptcy of its kind.

Raymond began his career at KPMG in its corporate consulting group.

Education, Certification & Professional Affiliations

  • B.S. in business administration and information systems from Carnegie Mellon University
  • M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University
  • Member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors