Restructuring Services

Deloitte Restructuring leads clients through periods of financial and operational underperformance or stress. Our team of experts will provide you with rapid, focussed support to protect and enhance value. Drawing off the global power of Deloitte’s network we can deliver the right team wherever it is needed.


Deloitte’s restructuring team supports companies and their stakeholders through periods of stress to stabilise and establish a path to recovering value.

Companies operate in an increasingly complex environment. Innovation and structural change is accelerating across all sectors bringing new challenges that require different and quicker responses.

At any stage in their life cycle companies can face challenges to their success. We work with companies and their stakeholders to:

  • create liquidity headroom 
  • reduce costs 
  • improve profitability 
  • manage crisis
  • turnaround or exit underperforming businesses 
  • assess options and address balance sheet stress

Our team has over 30 years' experience leading clients through complex transactions to successful outcomes. We draw off a global restructuring network of 1500 professionals and Deloitte’s significant sector, technical and jurisdictional specialists to provide you with the team you need.

Meet the team

Dan Butters leads the UK Restructuring team of over 25 partners and over 200 people. Dan has over 20 years’ experience advising lenders and corporate clients on strategic, financial and operational restructuring of under-performing businesses.

It is an exciting time to be leading our business as economic challenges and structural change put pressure on leveraged balance sheets. We have the depth of sector and technical expertise that is required to drive success for our clients and our team is committed to delivering an exceptional service.
-  Dan Butters

Our UK team works hand in hand with colleagues across Deloitte global where we have restructuring capability in over 150 countries with 150 partners and over 1750 people.

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Our services

Cost reduction and performance improvement

Our Value Creation Services team is focussed on rapid identification of cost reduction and performance improvement initiatives to drive cash generation and/or profit improvement.

We work with companies to implement change and have dedicated teams who support companies and management in delivering a turnaround.

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Business plan assessment and analysis

Establishing a robust business plan as a platform for stakeholder discussions is critical.

We work with companies and their stakeholders, to test and challenge the strategy and financial projections of a business to provide an independent view on a business plan.

With an experienced team and access to sector experts across our global firm we deliver focussed, insightful analysis that stakeholders can rely on and that we use as the basis for options analysis and to advise our client.

Restructuring advice

We support clients across the spectrum of stress and distress – ranging from negotiating short term covenant amendments and liaising with stakeholders to shaping and implementing debt for equity swaps.

Protecting value is at the heart of what we do. We assess available options to deliver restructuring solutions designed to build a platform for recovery and value creation.

In times of crisis it helps to work with people that you can trust. With the strength and scale of Deloitte’s global firm we can support and lead you to a successful outcome.

Chief Restructuring Officer/Chief Restructuring Advisory

We provide leadership and resource in the form of a CRO and/or an advisory team who can work closely with management to drive multiple restructuring and turnaround work streams.

Our partner led team is experienced in leading clients through challenging situations providing full time support and leveraging additional expertise as required.

Raising and refinancing debt

The Debt and Capital Advisory team is an integral part of Deloitte's Financial Advisory practice, providing independent advice and world class execution across the full spectrum of debt markets through the firm's global network.

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Equity Capital Markets & PLC Advisory

The team provides independent corporate finance advice to plc boards, their shareholders and other stakeholders covering:

  • the raising of equity capital;
  • the Takeover Code and public company M&A;
  • the Listing Rules and acting as Sponsor for LSE premium listed companies; and
  • insight on corporate broking, valuation and other shareholder matters.

Managed exit

Even the most successful companies around the globe may need to address and reconsider the future of underperforming and non-core assets. This will often involve working out how to make a clean cut and sometimes in an accelerated timetable.

At Deloitte, we’ve developed comprehensive solutions to help businesses evaluate their options when contemplating an exit strategy for underperforming and/or non-core areas of their business. We provide a range of services, from options analysis through to hands-on implementation of an exit, delivering complex and cross-border solutions using the breadth of Deloitte’s global network and subject matter expertise.

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Corporate simplification

Corporate simplification is an effective way of delivering long-term strategic cost and compliance benefits to an organisation with a fast payback period. The Deloitte team advise on the most appropriate method to wind down, close and eliminate companies, acting as solvent members voluntary liquidators if circumstances dictate.

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Accelerated M&A

Our Special Situations M&A team combines specialists from both our restructuring and broader Corporate Finance business (sector and key specialisms such as Plc advisory and valuations). We deliver tailored M&A and broader funding solutions across stressed, distressed and insolvent situations in the form of:

  • Accelerated M&A (AMA) - delivering successful going concern outcomes under liquidity constraints that would prevent a “normal” M&A timetable, or where transactions may need to be executed through an insolvent delivery mechanism (e.g. a “pre-pack”); and
  • Complex corporate carve outs – generally where large corporates have the requirement to divest of underperforming or otherwise non-core divisions and subsidiaries

We pride ourselves on both maximising value and delivering deal certainty in challenging circumstances

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Contingency planning and insolvency

Contingency planning is a key aspect of options analysis as it provides clients with both a fall back plan and a benchmark for assessing alternative proposals.

Our insolvency team can advise and deliver insolvency as both a transaction delivery mechanism and as path to recover and protect value. We have a large experienced team with global coverage who can deliver a seamless service in any situation.

Pensions advisory

We support pension stakeholders to deliver restructuring solutions in large and complex situations.

This includes assessing the strength of the employer’s financial position and prospects as well as its legal obligation to fund the scheme’s benefits (the ‘employer covenant’) and understanding the impact of employer or scheme events on the scheme’s position.

Third Party Credit Risk

Our Third Party Credit Risk team helps clients to manage financial credit risk in their third party network through:

  • Assessment of inherent risk and development of contingency plans to strengthen supply chain resilience
  • Monitoring to provide early warning insights
  • Where a third party is at risk of failure, deployment of situational experts to quickly assess financial viability, identify a preferred action plan and lead effective engagement with stakeholders to minimise disruption


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