Lender Advisory

Maximizing your recovery.

In distressed situations, creditor constituencies can face specific risks and potential exposure unique to their institution. Ankura’s seasoned advisors understand the importance of creditor constituencies throughout the restructuring process. Our experts deploy a multifaceted approach to evaluate the situation and structure financial alternatives while considering the economic value to all stakeholders.

With a consistent process-driven approach aimed to assess, monitor, and restructure the situation, Ankura experts provide the independent and objective advice creditor constituencies seek in protecting and maximizing their recovery.

Ankura’s lender restructuring advisory professionals provide restructuring advice to lenders, banks, and investment funds of underperforming and distressed companies. Our consultants bring extensive operational, financial, and management experience to every engagement and deliver the financial and business services required to resolve the issues.

Our firm specializes in the following creditor advisory services:

  • Advisor to secured lenders, bondholders, and other creditor stakeholders
  • Liquidity and working capital management evaluation
  • Analyze business plan feasibility, strategy, and the capabilities of management
  • Negotiate with stakeholders and create approaches to maximize recoveries
  • Fraudulent transfer and preference analysis
  • Business plan review and evaluation
  • Borrower performance monitoring and evaluation
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Due diligence

Our Solutions Leverage the Expertise of:

Advanced Human Capital™

Our team helps you anticipate and manage a myriad of potentially thorny people issues across the arc of the distressed situation, bringing to bear critical analytical, problem-solving, and people management skills developed over three decades. These include, Human Equity Valuation™ modeling and forecasting, Labor Strategy, organizational redesign, including spans and layers restructuring, key leader retention strategies, culturally-sensitive employee communications management, and post-transaction organizational culture measurement and revitalization.

Bankruptcy Services

Our team of experienced bankruptcy professionals can assist in the full life cycle of the Chapter 11 process, starting from preparing a company for a potential filing to a successful exit.


Our eDiscovery experts provide the technology and workflow solutions to assist our lender restructuring advisory experts identify fact patterns within email, chat, and business documents and produce large document populations to opposing parties to support multi-party litigation.

Forensic Accounting & Financial Investigations

For matters involving financial disputes or recoveries, our team provides a full range of forensic investigation, record reconstruction and technical accounting analysis, and litigation support for asset recovery claims.

Litigation, Arbitration, & Disputes

Financial distress will give rise to disputes and potential litigation. Our experts consult with lenders to evaluate matters from a liability and damages perspective to develop strategies and serve as expert witnesses when needed.

Monitoring & Independent Oversight

Our professionals have been engaged as Trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases, including administering the liquidating trust for the benefit of creditors, and providing administrative services relating to the implementation of the plan of reorganization or liquidation.

Regulatory & Technical Accounting Advisory

For matters involving financial disputes or recoveries, Ankura can provide a full range of forensic investigation, record reconstruction and technical accounting analysis, and litigation support for asset recovery claims.

Lender Advisory

Our professionals build on effective labor strategy design and implementation for companies seeking strategic growth opportunities, broader performance improvement, or pre- and post-transaction success.

Visual Communications

Our team of seasoned professionals understands how critical communication is to our clients in resolving significant business issues. We develop solutions for all presentation challenges and make complicated information easy to understand. We work with our team of professionals to develop the most effective presentations that best communicate and clarify all complex issues.

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Roy Gallagher
Senior Managing Director
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