FTI Consulting launches Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Japan with appointment of Kenneth Smith
Strengthens end-to-end global transaction capabilities
TOKYO, Sept. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the launch of the company’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Japan with the appointment of a transaction expert Kenneth Smith as Senior General Manager in Tokyo. The addition of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Japan strengthens the company’s existing capabilities in strategic communications and technology.
Mr. Smith brings over 35 years of consulting and transaction advisory experience across multiple industries, including technology, media and telecommunications; energy; and manufacturing. His areas of expertise are post-merger integration, transaction strategy and commercial due diligence. Mr. Smith began his career assisting Japanese companies with their investments and divestments in the United States, then assisted multinational corporations in Japan with their investments and operational improvement initiatives. In his new role, he will focus on building on-the-ground capabilities for end-to-end transaction solutions, business transformation and restructuring in Japan.
FTI Consulting’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment advises on many of the world’s most complex restructurings, turnarounds, transformations and transactions, helping companies and their stakeholders address key financial, operational and transactional challenges.
Establishing a corporate finance and restructuring presence in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, will enable FTI Consulting’s experts to better assist Japan-based clients to grow outside of their home markets. , as well as responding to renewed interest from Western multinationals who view Japan as a stable market in the Asian region.
“I am delighted to welcome Ken, who brings deep industry expertise to FTI Consulting,” said Vincent Fok, Head of Asia Corporate Finance & Restructuring at FTI Consulting. “The launch of our Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment in Japan represents the next step in growing FTI Consulting’s footprint in another key financial market. Ken is highly regarded in the market and will be a great asset – it’s a pleasure for me to welcome him to the team. »
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Smith held leadership positions at the Big Four, most recently leading inbound and outbound business networks for the Americas region. Prior to this role, Mr. Smith was the managing partner of the Transaction Advisory practice of a Big Four firm in Japan, where he served on the global board. He also led sales and strategy operations for a global telecommunications and data center company owned by a private equity firm.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Smith said, “I am delighted to join FTI Consulting at a key time of transformational growth for the business as the company continues to expand in Asia. In particular, I look forward to focusing on building our corporate finance and restructuring capabilities in Japan and growing our Transactions practice, working with colleagues across our global network to support our clients seeking consultancy services in Japan and for Japanese companies with overseas needs.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve conflict: financial, legal, operational, policy and regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 7,000 employees in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The company generated $2.78 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2021. In some jurisdictions, FTI Consulting services are provided through separate legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and join us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.
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