Robert White

Jefferies LLC

New York, NY

Managing Director

Robert White has over 20 years of experience in restructuring and distressed investing. He has been a Managing Director at Jefferies for more than 10 years.  Prior to Jefferies, Mr. White was a Director on Barclays Distressed Debt trading desk and a Senior Vice President in the Restructuring Group at Chanin Capital Partners.

Mr. White has completed over 45 recapitalization and restructuring transactions including representing debtors, lenders, ad hoc bondholder committees, equity committees and unsecured creditor committees involving in court and out of court restructuring transactions.

Mr. White has advised Official Committees of Unsecured Creditors in some of the largest Chapter 11 cases including: Arch Coal, Claire’s Stores, Extended Stay Hotels, Eastman Kodak, Hayes Lemmerz, and Momentive Performance Materials.

Additional recent restructuring transactions include: Blackjewel, Brookstone, Ferroglobe, Forbes Energy Services, Golfsmith, Protect America, Real Alloy and Real Industry on behalf of debtors.

In addition, Mr. White has advised creditors, equity sponsors and boards in the following cases: Blockbuster, Energy Future Holdings, Rex Energy, Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, and Seadrill.

Mr. White has been qualified as a valuation expert and testified in numerous bankruptcy courts for transactions including: Arch Coal, Blackjewel, Eastman Kodak, Forbes Energy Services, Golf Town Canada, and Real Industry.  

He has been recognized in The Deal as a leading Restructuring Investment Banker 

Mr. White received an MBA from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in History and Economics from Allegheny College and holds Series 7 and 63 FINRA licenses.

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