RAYMOND LI

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

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Raymond has over a decade of advisory experience across various business sectors, including industrials, retail, energy, agriculture and hospitality. He has led and supervised financial advisory engagements and provided interim management support in numerous corporate turnarounds and restructurings. He has worked directly with management and corporate boards, as well as alongside lenders and creditors. Raymond is proficient in all areas of restructuring, including facilitating negotiations among stakeholders, developing strategic business plans, performing valuation analysis, managing liquidity and providing leadership in various corporate finance capacities.

Professional Experience

Most recently, Raymond has been advising a diversified agribusiness with assets and operations across the U.S. Previously, he led a team advising ModSpace, the largest U.S.-owned provider of modular buildings, through a successful consensual restructuring which stabilized cash flow and delevered the company's capital structure.

He is also an experienced financial advisor to lenders and creditors with recent engagements such as serving as advisor to the second lien noteholders of Caesars Entertainment and the committee of unsecured creditors of BCGC 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 the secured lenders of Wastequip (industrial products) in a successful out-of-court debt exchange; 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