Phil Dakin is a managing director at Duff & Phelps.



Managing Director

Phil Dakin is a managing director in the Restructuring practice, based in the London office. He has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate advisory, restructuring and private equity markets, including advising a wide range of stakeholders and undertaking strategic business reviews, operational and financial due diligence and restructuring.

Prior to joining Kroll, Phil was at Greybull Capital, where he was an integral part of the team that completed the acquisition of Tata Steel’s Scunthorpe Steelworks, resulting in the rescue of 4,000 jobs, and the acquisition of 140 convenience stores from Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc that established the MyLocal chain of stores. Prior to Greybull Capital, Phil was a director at BTG Financial Consulting and a senior manager at KPMG for more than 10 years.

Phil’s most recent assignments include:

  • The operational and financial restructure and turnaround of a large steelmaking business in Northern Africa

  • Financial due diligence of a luxury jewelry and accessories retailer for potential lenders

  • A turnaround and refinancing of a tech-enabled recruitment platform with a blue-chip client base

  • The restructure and sale of a “food-to-go” manufacturer into both the public and private sectors

  • Assisting a private equity firm in the acquisition, transition, and integration of a long-established fashion group, with a focus on supply chain management

  • Providing financial due diligence for a private equity firm on their proposed acquisition of a food manufacturer

Phil holds a degree from Durham University and is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants.

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Distressed M&A and Special Situations

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