Robert W. Deprez

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

Turnaround Professionals.

 

ROBERT W. DEPREZ

Managing Director

312-845-5001

rdeprez@com-rec.com