Kris Carpen is a senior director in Kroll’s (Duff & Phelps rebranded as Kroll in 2021) Restructuring Advisory practice, based in the London office. Kris has over 20 years of experience in providing restructuring advice and support to underperforming businesses and their stakeholders. He has worked with clients from large listed companies to small owner managed businesses across various industries, particularly UK public healthcare, airlines, professional services, retail, telecommunications, football clubs and entertainment. He specializes in mid-market turnaround and transformation, cash management, operational improvement and financial analysis.

Before joining Kroll, Kris was a director in the Restructuring team at Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”). In this three-year period, Kris worked on large, complex, cross-border insolvencies and led the company voluntary arrangement of Homebase from proposal through to launch and its successful, early completion. Prior to joining A&M, Kris spent two and a half years with Monitor, the English financial healthcare regulator, and before that over 14 years with KPMG’s mid-market restructuring team.

During his time at Monitor, he worked closely with the boards of several financially distressed acute hospitals, providing advice to help them design and implement operational turnaround and transformation plans to stabilize and improve their financial position.

At KPMG, he worked across a number of restructuring areas ranging from cash and working capital management, independent business reviews, operational turnarounds and trading administrations. While at KPMG, Kris also spent a one-year secondment with RBS’ Strategic Investments Group; the team within RBS, which was responsible for debt for equity transactions and managing and exiting the portfolio of those assets. Kris worked on several complex cases while on secondment, all of which generated significant equity value for RBS.

Kris holds a B.A. in politics, philosophy and economics from the University of York. He is a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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