Interpath Advisory, the independent financial advisory business, has announced the arrival of experienced restructuring advisor and insolvency practitioner Ryan Grant as Managing Director.
Ryan’s arrival comes as the firm also announces the appointment of five new directors and a total of 51 further promotions across the business, as it continues to invest in its growing suite of advisory services.
Ryan Grant joins Interpath from BDO where he was a Restructuring Partner. An experienced mid-market restructuring advisor and insolvency practitioner, Ryan’s recent appointments have included Bathstore.com, DW Sports and Deltic Group, the UK’s leading nightclub operator. Prior to BDO, Ryan spent over eight years as a partner at Zolfo Cooper and Alix Partners where he led their Midlands business and, prior to that, six formative years at KPMG.
Interpath has also confirmed the appointment of five new directors – Rob Allard, who joins Interpath’s Transaction Services team from YM&U Group, as well as Natasha Harbinson, Alex Watkins, Sam Birchall and Nick Burberry who have been promoted from within the business.
A further 51 colleagues have been promoted across the business, from associate through to associate director.
Since Interpath Advisory launched in May 2021, the firm has grown from 43 managing directors and 507 staff to a team of 57 managing directors and 524 staff.
Blair Nimmo, chief executive of Interpath Advisory commented: “We are delighted to announce one of the largest rounds of promotions in our business’ 50 year history, and in particular, to welcome Ryan and our five new directors to our senior team.
“Ryan brings with him a wealth of experience advising on significant restructurings, and his arrival represents an important investment in our National Markets team.”
Blair added: “The appointments of Rob Allard and Sam Birchall as directors in our growing Transaction Services and M&A teams is testament to the way in which these teams have hit the ground running since we announced our expansion into mainstream Deal Advisory last autumn. We continue to see a wealth of opportunity in this space, and indeed in our wider advisory service lines where we plan to make further strategic hires over the weeks and months ahead.”
About Interpath’s new directors
Rob Allard joins Interpath’s Transaction Services team as Head of Operational Due Diligence. Rob was previously Joint Group COO for YM&U Group, one of the world’s most established talent management companies which represents elite talent across Entertainment, Sports, Music and the Arts.
Prior to that, Rob spent over 10 years at KPMG as part of the firm’s Strategy Group, and latterly Deal Advisory practice, including a number of years working in the firm’s US office, where he helped to build a team which became market leader in helping identify tangible performance improvement opportunities in buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions for PE and Corporate clients.
Rob will be working closely with Interpath’s head of Transaction Services, Russell Worrall, to build out the firm’s operational due diligence service line as it continues to grow its Deal Advisory capability set.
Natasha Harbinson joined Interpath’s London National Markets team two and a half years ago from Santander, where she worked in a number of roles including in the restructuring team and as Head of Collections and Recoveries for the bank’s UK mortgage portfolio. Since joining Interpath, Natasha has worked with and led teams on a range of advisory and insolvency engagements including the high-profile Caffe Nero CVA and its successfully defended challenge.
Alex Watkins has been part of the team for 17 years, joining us as a graduate. During this time he undertook a secondment to the Cayman Islands where he first began to work on engagements for financial services institutions, including managing the liquidation of two $1.6bn sub-prime mortgage funds managed by Bear Stearns. Alex now leads the consumer finance sector for Interpath, and going forward, will support our Managing Directors on specialist financial services projects, as well as other complex and international assignments.
Sam Birchall has been in the restructuring team at KPMG and Interpath since graduating from university. He has a broad range of restructuring experience across the mid-market, with a particular focus on Early Options and Special Situations M&A. Looking ahead, Sam will continue to maintain and develop the firm’s relationships with special situation funds, whilst supporting Neil Sumner build-out the firm’s Corporate Finance offering.
Nick Burberry has been with the business for over 11 years, starting as a graduate in KPMG’s Audit practice before joining Interpath’s Special Situations Group, where he has worked on and led some of the firm’s largest transformation projects across both the private and public sector. Nick specialises in Value Creation, with a focus on driving growth in large corporates through Interpath’s market-leading cost proposition, and targeting the Industrials sector.