Robert W. Deprez, Managing Director
Robert W. Deprez is a financial executive with extensive restructuring and turnaround advisory experience who has served in the roles of CEO, CFO and CRO. He is a resourceful financial advisor who combines successful operating and consulting experience to develop optimal solutions for each engagement.
Mr. Deprez has been involved in all aspects of financial restructurings, turnarounds, and
claim evaluations. He has worked with dozens of distressed companies ranging from
middle market to multi-billion dollar companies. For example, in his work with a steel mill,
he established a $90 million DIP facility to facilitate the mill’s bankruptcy filing. In his
capacity as interim CFO of a manufacturing company going through bankruptcy, he was
one of the key members of a team that restructured the company’s debt and established
a new $80 million debt facility.
Mr. Deprez has provided litigation and claim evaluation service to support legal teams.
His litigation experience includes a fortune 50 industrial firm that sued its insurance
carriers for several billion dollars of environmental claims requiring his team to evaluate
over $4 billion of potential environmental claims and over 50 million pages of discovered
documents. He also served as an expert witness in a real estate development case
involving a developer, a scrap yard operator and a railroad company.
Mr. Deprez has private equity experience and has worked on several cases involving
PE sponsored firms. He was the founder and CEO of Arbor Point Capital, a middle
market buyout firm that completed platform and add-on acquisitions of under-performing
companies. One acquisition was completed through a 363 sale and closed within
45 days of the initial stalking horse bid. As the CEO of Arbor Point Capital, Mr. Deprez
built self-directed senior management teams, developed prioritized operational
improvement plans, implemented organization-wide metrics programs, improved
profitability and led the sale of the companies.
Mr. Deprez is an effective transition and interim executive. As interim CEO and CFO,
he has guided companies through transition periods and financial restructuring. As CEO,
he led a distressed capital equipment company through an out of court restructuring
and recapitalization that involved obtaining support from 93% of the unsecured
creditors to accept 30% of their claim.
Mr. Deprez has a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in Finance
and Business Policy from the University of Chicago. He is a CPA. He has spoken to
many business groups on turnaround and corporate revitalization strategies, and
has taught Turnaround Strategies and Techniques for the Association of Certified
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