ACGM Appoints Heather L. Barlow as Managing Director, Investment Banking & Advisory
New York, NY. – ACGM, Inc. (“ACGM”) today announced the appointment of Heather L. Barlow as Managing Director in the Firm’s Investment Banking & Advisory Group.
Ms. Barlow’s appointment marks the continued expansion of ACGM’s Investment Banking & Advisory business. Capitalizing on her extensive restructuring experience and recognized acumen among the distressed investor community, she will play a key role at ACGM both sourcing and distributing investment opportunities in special situations. Ms. Barlow will work closely with ACGM’s European team to ensure ACGM remains at the cutting edge of the burgeoning market for European distressed assets.
Ms. Barlow brings to the Firm more than twenty years of in-depth restructuring experience offering financial advisory services to debtor, creditor, equity and third party constituencies in out-of-court, stressed and in-court restructuring cases. Her professional experience also includes operational restructuring and distressed investing.
Prior to joining ACGM, Ms. Barlow was a Managing Director at HMC-NY (Harbert Management Corporation). In 2005, Ms. Barlow founded Value Extraction Services LLC where she performed operational turnaround, Liquidating Trustee and Director roles on behalf of creditors and shareholders. Prior to that, she was an Executive Director in the Restructuring Advisory Group at CIBC World Markets Corp., a Senior Associate at Chanin Capital Partners and a financial analyst in the Recovery and Restructuring group at Chase Manhattan Bank.
ACGM’s President, Carlos Abadi welcomed Ms. Barlow, noting that she will further expand ACGM’s global institutional client base and provide them with compelling investment opportunities, including greater access to the flourishing market for European distressed assets.
“I’m delighted to welcome Heather to the Firm. She is a recognized leader in the distressed and restructuring space, and her addition to the team will add to the Firm’s knowledge capital and enhance our value offering to clients. Heather brings to ACGM, not only exceptional intellectual wherewithal, but also the proven ability to deliver on the execution of the most complex distressed transactions. Her experience gained through a long list of successful deals will further enhance ACGM’s ability to deliver value to our clients.”
Ms. Barlow earned both her BA and MPA from New York University and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
About Abadi & Co.
Founded in 1991, Abadi & Co. is an investment banking boutique which specializes in three core areas: emerging markets, financial institutions and restructuring & special situations. By focusing on these three areas of expertise, Abadi & Co. has built a team of independent specialists–Fluent in Finance®–who serve as powerful advocates for clients, focused on protecting their financial interests and delivering practical, high-value financial solutions. The Abadi & Co. team prides itself on its ability to guide clients through difficult and groundbreaking transactions, even in situations where the structuring complexities and challenges would have thwarted others.
Abadi & Co.’s experienced team works on a range of transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, debt & equity capital markets issues and recapitalizations. It caters to a global client base which includes companies, governments and financial institutions, across North America, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. The firm’s specialization approach means that it only takes on engagements if they fall within one or more of its core areas of expertise, allowing it to assign a strong team to every engagement, providing clients with the attention and intellectual capital they deserve. The firm’s clients appreciate having direct access to a senior banker 24/7; they value the discretion of Abadi & Co.'s smaller team and are relieved of the conflict of interest concerns inherent in working with larger investment banks, which often look to cross-sell other products and services. In order to prevent conflicts of interest, and to ensure the independence of the firm's advice, Abadi & Co. does not conduct trading or manage investments.
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