Ed joined KPMG in 1996. He is an appointment taking Partner in the London office and has more than 20 years of restructuring experience across a broad range of restructuring and investigation disciplines working both for corporates and their lenders.
He spent a year on secondment to Barclays Capital’s restructuring team in 2002, returning to KPMG in 2003.
Ed leads KPMG’s highly successful Financial Services Restructuring team and spends much of his time working in the financial services sector.
Ed specialises in large, complex reorganisations and cross-border restructuring assignments, acting in a formal capacity and as an adviser to a range of stakeholders to maximise returns for creditors.
A number of Ed’s cases have included new developments in restructuring practice including Cattles where innovative schemes of arrangement and ground breaking bilateral agreements with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the pension scheme resulted in a £2.9 billion restructuring to avoid an insolvency; Erinaceous where 18 different business and asset sales were completed within the first week of the administration; and Courts where businesses in 11 Caribbean jurisdictions were successfully sold, including two businesses listed on local stock exchanges. Ed has also developed and implemented innovative shareholder compensation schemes.
Ed’s formal appointments include acting as joint special administrator of MF Global UK Limited and Alpari UK Limited, as well as joint administrator of Curo Transatlantic Limited, The Peacock Group plc, Bon Marché Limited, Mouchel plc, Erinaceous Group plc and Torex Retail plc. He also acts as scheme supervisor of Welcome financial services limited, Cattles plc’s principal operating business, and of Instant cash loans limited.