Jose Cepeda | Senior Managing Director | FTI Consulting
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Jose Cepeda

Jose Cepeda

  • Senior Managing Director
  • Corporate Finance
  • T: +1 212 247 1010
  • F: +1 212 841 9350
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    • Three Times Square
    • 9th Floor
    • New York, NY, 10036
    • United States
    • T: +1 212 247 1010
    • F: +1 212 841 9350

Jose Cepeda specializes in restructuring, business turnaround, M&A, merger integration and carveouts, synergy assessments, valuation, business plan review and business and financial due diligence. Mr. Cepeda has over 25 years in corporate finance and investment banking experience. ​

Since joining FTI Consulting in 2011, Mr. Cepeda has worked on various projects for telecom, media, technology and general industry companies. He has advised creditors and companies in balance sheet and operational restructurings including Frontier, Chicago Tribune, Cumulus, iHeart, Broadview, Conergy and Otelco. He has advised both in and out of court, pre-arranged and free-fall bankruptcies. His restructuring expertise includes due diligence, financial projection models, valuation, collateral analysis, debt capacity, 13-week cash flows, cash management strategies, management incentive plans, equity share allocations, amendment and tender and exchange offers. Recently, Mr. Cepeda has been working on a company side restructuring with a public company C-suite, advising on the business plan and operational turnaround solutions.

Within business transformation, working to identify and implement significant revenue and cost savings opportunities, Mr. Cepeda has helped companies to right-size operations, deploy revenue growth strategies and redesign processes in the TV broadcast, radio and publishing industries.​ Additionally, Mr. Cepeda has worked on numerous M&A and carveout transactions, advising on synergies, valuation, business and financial due diligence, transaction negotiations, clean-room, Day-1 planning, post-close integration for private equity clients and investors.​

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Cepeda structured and closed over $13 billion of debt and equity transactions for companies in the media and communications industry, including TV, radio, RLECs, CLECs, fiber, tower, wireless, outdoor, cable, satellite, publishing, directors, spectrum, data centers and business services.​

Mr. Cepeda was a vice president in BNP Paribas Leveraged Finance Group, where he originated, structured and negotiated senior secured and high yield transactions to finance LBO’s for private equity clients.​ Prior to BNP Paribas, he was a vice president at GE Capital Media & Communications Group. There, he was responsible for underwriting and portfolio management of telecom transactions. He was trained at GE’s renowned Financial Management Program and Corporate Audit Staff. During his Corporate Audit Staff years, Mr. Cepeda worked on controllership audits and process improvement projects using Six Sigma methodology for industrial businesses located throughout United States, Europe and Latin America.​

Mr. Cepeda graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.S. in business administration and a dual major in finance and accounting. He previously held NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Cepeda holds a Six Sigma certificate of Master Black Belt. He is fluent in Spanish.

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