Duff & Phelps Adds Managing Directors to UK Restructuring Practice

New senior professionals add depth to existing teams in London, Leeds

Duff & Phelps Corporation, the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor, has announced the appointment of Steve Billot and Keith Marshall as managing directors within the global restructuring practice. Steve is based in the firm’s London office at the Shard, and Keith is based in the Leeds office.

Steve brings more than 30 years of restructuring experience to Duff & Phelps, with an emphasis on professional practices, including the legal sector. He specializes in advising banks and other lenders on their exposure to professional practice firms as well as advising the firms and their partners on strategic options. Keith specializes in advising owner managed businesses performing below their potential and identifying practical and innovative solutions for all stakeholders. Keith is a Chartered Accountant and Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with 16 years' experience and previously held senior restructuring roles at several large UK Restructuring practices.

Co Head of the UK Restructuring Practice, David Whitehouse, commented, “Steve and Keith have excellent records for working in partnership with banks, asset based lenders and management teams to help identify solutions for mid-market UK companies. Steve’s hiring comes at a time when legal and professional practices are still being challenged by the economic environment, and we are seeing a pickup in such clients who require our advice. Keith’s restructuring experience will augment our capabilities in Leeds, where Managing Director Jeremy Bennett opened the office last year. I expect that Steve and Keith will serve as strategic assets for all four of our offices in the UK.”

Duff & Phelps expanded its UK team earlier this year with four managing director appointments, including James Cook and Mark Skelton, who joined the Restructuring practice in London. The firm now has 34 managing directors and directors throughout the UK, and more than 160 global restructuring professionals in the UK, Europe, U.S. and Canada.

About Duff & Phelps
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