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James Dalton

KPMG LLP
Director, Restructuring
New York, NY, USA


James Dalton re-joined KPMG, Melbourne in 2006 and is currently on long term assignment to New York's Restructuring practice.  He has a broad range of commercial experience commencing his career with KPMG as a graduate, KPMG Consulting in the supply chain practice, and a number of corporate roles including Sensis, a new media company located in Australia, prior to working in his own performance improvement consulting practice.

Professional and Industry Experience

  • James has a wide range of experience in restructuring and performance improvement assignments from the middle market to multi-national organizations. During his career, he has undertaken independent business reviews (from a strategic and operational perspective) on behalf of secured lenders, assessed / developed business plans, and designed and implemented solutions to improve performance and effect business turnaround. 
  • Recently, James played a lead role in assisting Centro Properties Group to sell their US asset portfolio (approximately 590 shopping center properties) for $9.4 billion to Blackstone.  The sale of these assets formed part of the broader strategy to restructure the Group which remains ongoing.  Previous to this at Centro, James played a lead role in the successful large scale debt restructuring of Centro Properties Group in 2008, one of the largest and most complex restructurings completed globally in 2008 with AU$5 billion and US$2.5 billion debt facilities.
  • Also, during the last twelve months he assisted a major US real estate fund manager prepare for a potential bankruptcy filing. This filing was avoided after achieving a successful debt restructuring.
  • He has a particular interest in KPMG Restructuring's Independent Business Review product and has developed a comprehensive training course for this service designed principally for secured lenders.  He is also experienced in cash forecasting, working capital optimization, supply chain and cost reduction activities.
  • James has worked with clients in many sectors including property, retail, consumer markets, telecommunications, health care, IT and mining.

Representative Clients
  • Centro Properties Group, Telstra, Bristol Paints, Pacific Brands, Nestle Australia Limited, United Energy and Multinet Gas, Boral Timber Softwood, Department of Human Services, Medibank Private, Australian Medical Council, Office of Health Practitioner Registration Boards and Parliament of Victoria
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