Tom Straw


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020 7186 1148

I am a Partner at Moorfields, leading the Corporate Advisory team with almost 15 years’ experience providing consultancy, corporate finance, turnaround and restructuring services to a wide range of stakeholders.

Over the years I have worked with some of the UK’s largest retailers and manufacturers as well as a range of other sectors including hospitality, professional and financial services, and the care sector. I have a deep understanding of trends and issues affecting these sectors and am well equipped to help clients work through the impact of COVID.

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Cost reduction and working capital management
  • Forecasting and scenario analysis
  • M&A disposals and advice
  • Debt advisory and refinancing
  • Due diligence and business reviews
  • Contingency planning  
  • Stakeholder negotiations including, landlords / lenders / HMRC / investors
  • Restructuring solutions

Recent credentials include:

  • Sale of Liam Gallagher’s fashion brand, Pretty Green, to JD Sports
  • Financial review and scenario analysis for London events business to support additional fund raising and landlord negotiation
  • Restructure of Toy wholesaler, Tobar Group including retailer, Hawkins Bazaar
  • Disposal of UK’s largest specialist wool spinner, on behalf of Danish owner, to UK based private equity house
  • Advised on successful turnaround and refinance of national automotive parts wholesaler and distributor
  • Asset management and advisory services to support restructure and disposal of a shopping centres in Bristol and Liverpool
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