Mr. Gates is a director in the Global Restructuring Advisory group in Los Angeles. He has extensive experience with restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and financing transactions in a wide range of industries.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Mr. Gates was a vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group of Merrill Lynch.
Previously, Mr. Gates was in the financial restructuring group of Houlihan, Lokey, Howard & Zukin, providing advisory services in a range of restructuring and distressed M&A transactions.
Notable restructuring assignments include Suntech Power, Tensar, Friendly’s, Sexy Hair Concepts, Station Casinos, Jacuzzi, Targus, F+W Media, Atlas Air, SpectraSite Holdings, Farmland Industries and VarTec Telecom.
Mr. Gates is a regular panelist on topics related to financial distress. He is a contributor to Collier’s “Contested Valuation in Corporate Bankruptcy.” He is on the finance committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Mr. Gates received his MBA in Finance, Strategy, and Accounting and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Chicago. He holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) Series 63 and 7 licenses.