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Bruce M. Buchanan

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.
Head of Restructuring and Special Situations
New York, NY, USA


Bruce Buchanan has over 25 years of restructuring, strategic corporate finance and debt capital advisory experience across a broad spectrum of industries, products and markets. His experience includes advising and assisting companies, private equity sponsors and other stakeholders in all phases of crisis management and restructuring, evaluating strategic alternatives and effectuating a wide array of value maximizing initiatives. He has advised on complex debt restructurings in both a public and private company context and has arranged over $30 billion in distressed and special situations capital commitments.

Prior to joining Oppenheimer, Mr. Buchanan was Head of PwC’s Debt Capital Advisory practice. His prior experience also includes Head of Restructuring and Strategic Finance Originations at Morgan Stanley and GE Capital, and Head of Strategic Finance and Global Restructuring team leader at RBS Securities. Mr. Buchanan has significant experience in restructuring and strategic planning, including the preparation of business plans, evaluation of cash flow and working capital management, and implementation of liquidity enhancement and cost transformation initiatives. Over the course of his career his responsibilities have included evaluating the full spectrum of strategic alternatives, advising on all phases of business planning and restructuring, capital raising and recapitalization solutions, including covenant relief, amend and extend negotiations, and liability management or distressed exchange transactions.

Mr. Buchanan has worked with clients across multiple industries, including consumer & retail, healthcare, power & energy, oil & gas services, steel, natural resources, chemicals and general industrial manufacturing, transportation, including shipping, rail, trucking and airlines, technology, telecommunications and media, real estate and business and financial services.

Mr. Buchanan is a Certified Public Accountant, holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, and FINRA Series 24 (Principal) securities license. He is a Certified Insolvency Restructuring Advisor, member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and a frequent speaker at various corporate finance and restructuring conferences, including the iGlobal Forum, Turnaround Management Association and VALCON Conferences.  He was awarded the 2017 Gold Medal from the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and was listed among “People to Watch” by the Turnarounds and Workouts publication.

Bruce M. Buchanan is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity - Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity - Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity - Evaluating the Financial Health of an Entity, Wednesday, November 21, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Pocket MBA 2018: Finance for Lawyers and Other Professionals, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, New York, NY
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