William Jenkins
Managing Director
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Over 20 years of experience in restructuring, corporate finance and private equity / venture capital
Specialises in company-side restructuring engagements
Currently interim CFO for a sub-prime lender in the UK
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William Jenkins is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Restructuring in London. He brings over 20 years of experience in restructuring, corporate finance and private equity / venture capital – from investing in and working closely with SMEs to large cap cross-border M&A, restructuring and debt-for-equity transactions.

Mr. Jenkins has worked with clients across a wide range of industries, including financial institutions, industrials, metals & mining, paper & packaging, healthcare, infrastructure, waste management, transport and shipping.

Most recently, he advised the core funder of a UK sub-prime auto lender in connection with the identification and implementation of a consensual solution involving key lenders and stakeholders. At the request of lenders, Mr. Jenkins has been appointed CFO to oversee a solvent, managed wind-down of the book. Concurrently, he has been advising the international lenders to a leading Ukrainian producer of steel pipes in connection with a balance sheet restructuring.

In 2015, he advised Van Gansewinkel Groep on its balance sheet restructuring, in which over half its debt was equitised using a Scheme of Arrangement. Van Gansewinkel is a leading waste services provider in the Benelux, with over 100,000 corporate and 2m domestic customers. The role included advising the management and supervisory boards throughout the process, engaging and negotiating with key stakeholders and working closely with the CFO to lead a weakened finance function.

In 2014, Mr Jenkins advised the board of Autobar during its balance sheet restructuring, a debt-for-equity transaction resulting in approximately half of the company’s debt being converted into equity and €100m of new debt being raised.

Before joining A&M, he worked with Lloyds Banking Group, where he served as a director on the Specialist Finance team in Global Non-Core. There, he worked on high -profile restructurings, taking on lead senior creditor roles, both in the UK and continental Europe. He led the coordinating committee in the restructuring of a major UK car park operator, using a Scheme of Arrangement, responsible for key stakeholder communication and negotiations.

Mr. Jenkins represented international banks on the co-com of landmark large-cap debt-for-equity in France, which included negotiations with CIRI and the Mandataire ad Hoc. In addition, he played a key role in several other major restructurings, taking a senior role in the coordinating committee, in stakeholder negotiations and in syndicate communications.

Furthermore, he was responsible for equity interests acquired by Lloyds as a result of debt-for-equity transactions, and (post-restructure) he represented senior creditor shareholders as a board observer. He was also active in assessing threshold prices for non-core debt in comparison to market prices.

Previously, Mr. Jenkins spent five years originating, executing and managing more than 20 investments from a SME regional growth fund, working closely with investee companies to implement accelerated growth plans. He also spent six years in M&A and corporate finance in Deutsche Bank, playing a key role in various high-profile transactions.

After graduating from Exeter University, which included a year studying in Bordeaux, France, Mr. Jenkins qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He is a UK national.