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Kevin Hewitt is Co-Chairman, Europe, Middle East and Africa and the European head of FTI Consulting Corporate Finance practice and is based in London. Mr. Hewitt has 20 years of restructuring experience and actively promotes the rescue culture in his assignments. He has performed advisory services for numerous industries, including financial services, retail, technology, healthcare, manufacturing and energy.
Mr. Hewitt has advised lenders, private equity sponsors and debtors in a variety of engagements, including a 805 megawatt U.K. gas turbine power station; a 1950 megawatt coal fired power station; a DEK 1.5 billion global manufacturer of wind turbines; a £140 million European insurance broker; a £5 billion quoted retail group; a £2.4 billion quoted global electronics and precious metals group; a CHF 1.6 billion global epoxy resin manufacturer; and a £250 million provider of care homes and independent hospitals.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Hewitt spent nine years as a restructuring partner at Ernst & Young. Mr. Hewitt was responsible for a team of 30 restructuring professionals who provided high quality advice to bank creditors, private equity and executive management teams in complex financial restructuring and refinancing assignments. Prior to being admitted to the Ernst & Young partnership, Mr. Hewitt spent 10 years undertaking a variety of restructuring and insolvency assignments, including a two year secondment to HSBC’s work out department in London.
Whilst on secondment at HSBC, Mr. Hewitt represented the bank on the steering committee of the Queens Moat House restructuring. Working with the two lead banks, Mr. Hewitt took a lead role on the steering committee to secure a restructuring of the group’s £1.2 billion of debt facilities after two years of intense negotiations with the corporate and competing creditor groups.
Mr. Hewitt is a founder member of the Institute for Turnaround and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.