Top 100 Restructuring Professionals

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Exclusive published by Global M&A Network, the 10th annual list features a respected, successful, and innovative group of 25 consultants, 25 investment bankers and 50 lawyers from the global restructuring and turnaround communities this year.

Highly competitive process begins with evaluating firms and any “Turnaround Atlas Awards” winning transactions closed during the 2022/23 year. Selection is then narrowed to a professional from the firm based on their experience, differentiated expertise, among additional attributes. Typically, only one professional is selected from the firm per year.

Join us in congratulating top performing professionals and the firm’s they represent!

Joseph Swanson

Joe has more than three decades of investment banking experience, including corporate restructurings, M&A, and the issuance of both public and private debt and equity securities. Most recently, he has provided restructuring advice to a major party in interest on a broad range of situations, including Nordic Aviation Capital, Virgin Atlantic, Malaysia Airlines, Noble Group, FESCO (Far Eastern Shipping Co), among others. Before joining Houlihan Lokey, Joe worked for Bear Stearns & Co., where he managed various capital raising and financial advisory transactions as part of the firm’s generalist corporate finance group.

Leon Szlezinger

Christian Tempke

Christian specializes in advising public and private companies and creditor groups in complex financial restructurings, distressed sale processes and in raising capital for troubled businesses. While at Lazard, he has participated in a wide variety of in-court and out-of-court restructuring, recapitalization, financing and sale transactions across a broad range of industries in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Europe and South America. He joined Lazard in 2007.

Hank Waida

Hank provides distressed and sell side merger and acquisitions (M&A) advisory services. With more than 20 years of experience, he has worked on over 100 engagements in a variety of industries including: manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, biofuel, mining, quick serve restaurant franchises, and pharmaceuticals. Hank has a unique view on transactions because he has personal and professional experience in sales and marketing, business ownership, and management. This combination of experience has contributed to his abilities to assess a company’s situation quickly and create a plan of action that effectively produces results to meet his client’s objectives.

Scott Webb

Scott focuses on advising clients going through transition or dislocation on financial restructurings including Section 363 Sales, mergers and acquisitions, and capital raises with passion, creativity, deep expertise, and smart, innovative solutions. He has more than 15 years of experience successfully completing over 50 transactions and has spearheaded many of the firm’s most complex transactional engagements. Scott has won many awards including most recently for “USA Distressed M&A Deal” for the restructuring and sale of EYP Group Holdings.