Steven Simms Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment’s New York Metro Region office. Mr. Simms specializes in assisting clients with financial restructurings, mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings, strategic planning and business valuation. He has industry expertise in a number of areas including retail, consumer products, restaurant and general manufacturing.
A representative list of companies that are part of Mr. Simms’ extensive experience include A&P, Advantica Restaurant Group, AmeriKing, AMF Bowling, Avado Brands, Bakker Brothers, Barnes Bay, Bally Total Fitness, Barry Keiselstein, Bear Island, BI-LO, Blockbuster, Boston Chicken, Boyd’s Collections, Buehler’s Foods, Buffets, Caesars Entertainment, Calpine, CCI Corporation, Cengage, Chemtura, Chi-Chi’s, Claim Jumper, Cloister Spring Water Company, Cone Mills, Country Home Bakers, Eagle Food Centers, Entrelec Group, SA, Energy Future Holdings, Fired Up, Fox & Hound, Fleming Companies, Fresh & Easy, Friendly’s, Fuddruckers, and Furr’s Cafeteria
Mr. Simms' has also advised General Growth Properties, Getty Petroleum, Glazier Group, Hawker Beechcraft, Hercules Offshore, Hot Dog on a Stick, Interstate Bakeries, Jernberg Industries, Lifecare Holdings, Long John Silver’s Restaurant Group, Luby’s Cafeterias, Malden Mills, Metro Fuel, Millennium Health, MModal, Muzak, Naartjie, Nextel International, Nutritional Sourcing, Olin Corporation, Oriental Trading, Overseas Shipping Group, Penn Traffic, Perkins & Marie Callender’s, Pillowtex, Prins Recycling, Printing Arts of America, Quincy’s Restaurants, Real Mex, Rock & Republic, Samson Resources, Sea Watch Acquisitions, Seeds Restaurant Group/Fazoli’s, Shoney’s Restaurants, Suntech, TMT USA, Trim Trends, Tony & Tina Cosmetics, UNO Restaurants, URM Stores, VICORP, Washington Mutual, Winn Dixie and World Kitchen.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Simms was a Managing Director at the Ernst & Young Corporate Finance practice. Before that, he worked in the Middle Market Banking Division of a New York-based money center bank, providing financing to companies in various industries for acquisitions, recapitalizations, capital expansion and internal growth.
Mr. Simms is a Certified Turnaround Professional and previously held NASD registered Licenses 7, 24 and 63 with Ernst & Young Corporate Finance from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Simms also was recognized as one of Turnarounds & Workouts’ People to Watch in 2014 for his creditor rights expertise and food industry focus.
Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP)
B.S., Consumer Economics, Cornell University
M.B.A., Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
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