Phil Dakin is a managing director in Duff & Phelps’ Restructuring Advisory practice in London. Phil brings more than 18 years of experience in the corporate advisory, restructuring and private equity markets, including advising a wide range of stakeholders and undertaking all manner of strategic business reviews, operational and financial due diligence and restructuring.
Phil joins Duff & Phelps from 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. He also worked on Greybull Capital’s deal to buy 140 convenience stores from Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc, supporting a bid led by former “Secret Millionaire” Mike Greene, and establishing the MyLocal chain of stores. Prior to his role at Greybull Capital, Phil worked as a director at BTG Financial Consulting and as a senior manager at KPMG for more than 10 years.
Phil’s most recent assignments include the restructure and sale of a ‘food-to-go’ manufacturer into both the public and private sectors; assisting a private equity house in the acquisition, transition and integration of a long-established fashion group, where he primarily focused on supply chain management; and providing financial due diligence for a private equity house on their proposed acquisition of a food manufacturer, supplying into the discount and large supermarket groups.
Phil is a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants and holds a degree from Durham University.
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