Four Managing Directors and four Directors join firm to strengethen restructuring and advisory capabilities
Interpath Advisory has confirmed the appointment of four managing directors in the UK and Ireland, as the firm continues to strengthen and build its international restructuring and advisory capabilities.
In Ireland, Interpath is delighted to welcome two of the country’s foremost restructuring practitioners, Kieran Wallace and Eamonn Richardson.
Kieran Wallace has more than 25 years’ experience in restructuring and insolvency, including acting as a liquidator, receiver and examiner to various companies, including acting as one of the Joint Special Liquidators to IBRC (formally Anglo Irish Bank), a long-running liquidation on behalf of the Irish State which commenced in 2013. Kieran also has acted in a number of high profile forensic expert witness and fraud investigation cases.
Eamonn Richardson has more than 22 years’ experience in restructuring and insolvency, including acting as a liquidator, receiver and examiner for various companies across multiple sectors. He has been involved in complex insolvencies spanning multiple jurisdictions and has successfully completed several accelerated sales processes through receivership. Additionally, Eamonn provides strategic restructuring advice to stakeholders and lenders of underperforming businesses, assisting clients in evaluating their options and developing restructuring plans.
Interpath is also delighted to welcome Heath Snyder who joins the firm’s M&A team in the UK. Heath has more than 25 years’ experience advising owner managers, private equity-backed companies and listed businesses, providing the full spectrum of corporate finance advice. He has extensive experience in international mergers and acquisitions, having spent part of his career working for Big 4 firms in the UK, US and Asia, and has also been a director in a private equity fund, sitting on the boards of a number of private equity-backed companies.
And joining Interpath to lead and build its new Corporate Finance practice in Ireland is Liam Booth, who has had a longstanding career of over 30 years in the Irish corporate finance market. He was previously Head of Corporate Finance and an Executive director of Investec Ireland, prior to which he was Head of Corporate Finance at NCB Group which was acquired by Investec in 2012. Over the course of his career, Liam has personally advised on M&A and fundraising transactions with a cumulative value of over €20bn.
Blair Nimmo, chief executive of Interpath Advisory, said: “The arrival of these four hugely talented people represents another significant milestone in the growth of our business, as we continue to invest in and build out our restructuring and advisory capabilities.”
Blair continued: “Heath adds further firepower to our fast-growing corporate finance team in the UK at a time when vendors and acquirers alike are seeking help in seizing opportunities against a backdrop of ever-changing market conditions. He brings decades of experience advising on a broad spectrum of transactions, from complex, cross-border deals, to deals involving owner-managed businesses, as well as private equity investors.”
He added: “The arrival of Kieran, Eamonn and Liam signifies a real statement of our intent to become the leading restructuring and advisory business across Ireland. Indeed, we now have more than 50 colleagues on board, and have further aspirations to grow to a team of over 100 by later this year. In Restructuring terms, this would make us not only the number one practice in the UK, but also in Ireland, which is tremendously exciting.”
In addition to the four new MDs, Interpath has also announced the appointment of four new directors.
Phuong Madrigale joins the firm’s Data and Technology team, having worked in information management, software implementation and eDiscovery for over 20 years, both in the United Kingdom and Australia. She is an eDiscovery expert, and her subject matter expertise is the application of AI/machine learning to identify key and relevant documents to help clients be in the best position to defend cases, efficiently and effectively respond to regulatory requests, and conduct disclosure reviews/productions.
In Ireland, the firm welcomes Siobhan Connolly who will lead Interpath’s new Aviation Advisory team in Dublin. Siobhan is an Aviation Executive with 28 years’ experience in the Aircraft Leasing Sector. She was formerly Managing Director and head of Restructuring at GECAS, and has also worked for GPA. Her expertise includes Commercial Negotiations, Restructurings and Risk Management.
In addition, Owen Travers has joined Interpath to lead its Institutional and Lender advisory business in Ireland. Owen was previously CFO at D/RES Properties, a leading Irish developer and housebuilder. Prior to that Owen spent over 20 years with Allied Irish Banks where he was the Chief Executive of AIB Corporate Finance and held previous roles with AIB Capital Markets as Head of Hospitality & Retail, Renewables, Social Housing and Transport, as well as Deputy Head of European Real Estate based in Paris.
And finally, the firm welcomes Kathryn Ward who joins the team as Head of Legal for IBRC (in Special Liquidation). A practising solicitor, Kathryn was previously at KPMG, before that she worked in private practice.
Since Interpath Advisory launched in May 2021, the firm has grown from 43 managing directors and 507 staff to a team of 66 Managing Directors and circa 620 staff in the UK, Ireland, BVI and Cayman Islands.