Cushman & Wakefield expands European debt advisory team
2 Mar, 2012, London
Cushman & Wakefield, the world's largest privately-held commercial real estate services firm, has appointed Federico Montero, as a Partner within the debt advisory arm of its EMEA Corporate Finance team in London.
Last year, Michael Lindsay joined Cushman &Wakefield from KPMG to head up the Firm's EMEA Corporate Finance team and to spearhead the expansion of its debt advisory services in response to increasing demand from clients for specialist advice in this area.
Federico joins Cushman & Wakefield having spent four years in KPMG's Corporate Finance team where he advised major financial institutions, global investors and distressed borrowers on significant refinancing and restructuring solutions and transactions.
Michael Lindsay, head of EMEA Corporate Finance team at Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets said: "We are delighted to have someone of Federico's calibre and experience joining our growing corporate finance team. Our banking clients are facing a testing time at present as they refocus their businesses and seek to restore their balance sheets to meet tougher capital adequacy tests; both they and our investor clients are calling on us to provide multi-skilled teams capable of advising on all matters relating to the restructuring, sale or acquisition of real estate assets, loans and portfolios."
Cushman & Wakefield's 25-strong EMEA Corporate Finance team comprises chartered accountants, corporate financiers, surveyors and financial analysts based in London and Frankfurt, and provides three main services lines comprising Occupier Solutions, Equity Advisory and Debt Advisory.
The team's recent successes include a substantial international equity raise for L&G and the disposal of surplus leasehold portfolios for Wolseley, Carillion, Virgin Media and Morrisons.