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J. Scott Victor

J. Scott Victor

SSG Capital Advisors, LLC
Managing Director
West Conshohocken, PA, USA


J. Scott Victor is a founding partner and Managing Director of SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading national boutique middle market special situations investment banking firm with offices outside of Philadelphia, PA and in New York, NY.  Prior to his transition to investment banking in 2000, he was a partner at Saul Ewing, LLP and a senior member of its Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department.

With 29 years of experience in representing companies in Chapter 11 proceedings, workouts and restructurings, Scott is an expert in the restructuring, refinancing and sale of distressed middle-market companies.  As a Managing Director of SSG, he provides investment banking services focusing on the sale, turnaround financing, restructuring and complex valuation of middle-market companies facing operational and/or financial challenges both in and out of Chapter 11 proceedings throughout the U.S. and Europe.  His clients are public traded, privately held, private equity sponsored and family owned companies in almost every industry.

Scott has completed over 150 sale, refinancing and restructuring assignments for distressed middle-market companies both in and outside of Chapter 11 proceedings and has testified as an expert in numerous Bankruptcy Courts across the U.S.  Recent representative assignments include:  the sale of BSI, American Laser, Hussey Copper, OK Foods, Townsends and Gorham Paper Mill; the restructuring of Whitlock Packaging, Wolverine Tube, Lower Bucks Hospital, The Protective Group and ESI; and the refinancing of PTS.  He has given more than 100 presentations around the U.S. and Europe on bankruptcy and insolvency law, capital markets, distressed mergers and acquisitions and special situation financing issues for organizations such as the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the American College of Bankruptcy, the American Bankruptcy Institute, Turnaround Management Association, Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, VALCON, Association of Corporate Growth, Association of Corporate Counsel, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Bar Education Center, Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference, Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association, New York Business Forum, Strategic Research Institute, The Canadian Institute, Institute for International Research, Financial Research Associates, New York Institute of Credit, iiBIG, New York Capital Roundtable M&A Advisors, Global M&A Network and many other organizations.  He has also written extensively on special situations and the capital markets.

Scott is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.  He was named 2010 and 2011 restructuring investment banker of the year for a boutique firm by the Global M&A Network in its annual Turnaround Atlas Awards and has won several other firm and deal team awards from the TMA, ACG and M&A Advisor.  Scott is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (current member of the Board of Directors, 2007-2010 Co-Chair of the Investment Banking Committee, Board of Advisors for the 2007-2012 ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference, 2006-2012 Complex Financial Restructuring Conference, and 2008-2010 and 2011 Co-Chair VALCON Conference), the Turnaround Management Association (past President and past Chairman of the Philadelphia Chapter, a current member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of TMA International, serves as 2010 and 2011 Vice President of Chapter Relations and was Co-Chair of the 2012 Distressed Investing Conference), the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Bankruptcy Conference (Steering Committee 2006-2007), Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, Association for Corporate Growth, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association and American Bar Association.  Scott is a former President and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Cardiovascular Institute of Philadelphia, a member of the Hamilton Circle and former member of the Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation

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