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Val Shapiro

Senior Managing Director

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Val Shapiro is a Senior Managing Director at Ankura with over 20 years of experience in restructuring, corporate finance, and accounting. She is based in New York.


Prior to joining Ankura, Val was a Senior Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management as well as Onex Credit Partners. In these roles, she has managed leveraged loan and high yield investments across mutual fund, opportunistic, direct lending, collateralized loan obligation, and managed account strategies. She has been involved with transactions in various industries including food and beverage, retail, consumer, business services, industrials, building products, and insurance.

Prior to Onex Credit Partners, Val spent over nine years at Deutsche Bank, where she held leadership roles in both the Restructuring Finance and Workout, and Financial Institutions groups. She executed over $10 billion of restructuring transactions including Chapter 11 reorganizations, DIP and exit financings, out-of-court restructurings, and amendments. As a principal, she managed a portfolio of distressed credit and equity investments, including developing and executing turnaround and exit strategies. Val also previously held positions in the Credit Risk Management and Audit groups at Deutsche Bank.

Earlier in her career, Val worked at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Arthur Andersen where she focused on providing assurance business advisory services in the consumer and industrial products, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries.

  • MS, Accounting, University of Hartford
  • BA, Economics, Colgate University
  • CFA® charterholder
  • Certified Public Accountant

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