Energy, Retail Dominate Restructuring

Predictions in the fall that the energy and healthcare industries would be most active for out-of-court restructurings in the fourth quarter were only about half correct. Restructuring attorneys and advisers correctly predicted that oil, gas and coal related companies would be among the most active in the fourth quarter, but they missed on the healthcare industry.

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Out-of-Court Financial Advisers to Distressed Companies Power Rankings

Ranked advisors to distressed companies experiencing financial restructuring ongoing or completed between January 2017 and December 2017. In the event of a tie, the total liabilities would determine the final ranking.

Lazard Ltd.

Houlihan Lokey Inc.

Rothschild & Co

PJT Partners Inc.

Moelis & Co. UK LLP

Evercore Partners Inc.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Centerview Partners LLC

Morgan Stanley

Perella Weinberg Partners LP

Guggenheim Securities LLC

Jefferies LLC

SSG Capital Advisors LLC

Citigroup Inc.

Piper Jaffray & Co.

UBS Investment Bank

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BMO Capital Markets Corp.

Credit Suisse Group

Ducera Partners LLC

Greenhill & Co.

Gordian Group LLC

Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Blackhill Partners LLC

Canaccord Genuity Corp.

DC Advisory

Deutsche Bank AG

Greentech Capital Advisors Securities LLC

HSBC Holdings plc