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Thought Leaders Global Elite - Restructuring & Insolvency Advisers 2021
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

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Doug McIntosh is a top-notch adviser with three decades of experience in cross-border turnaround and restructuring proceedings for clients operating across a broad range of industries. 


Doug McIntosh is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Canada ULC in Toronto. Mr McIntosh leads A&M's practice in Canada and is also a member of the executive committee for the firm's commercial restructuring business in North America.

Mr McIntosh, a recognised leader in the Canadian restructuring industry, bringing over 35 years of turnaround and restructuring experience to A&M. He has been involved in a number of engagements involving cross-border operations, including concurrent CCAA and Chapter 11 and Chapter 15 filings and court-appointed receiverships. He has been involved in restructuring and insolvency cases in numerous industries, most notably in real estate, retail, manufacturing, energy, media, pulp and paper, construction technology, transportation, building products, hospitality, and agriculture. Mr McIntosh’s notable public engagements include acting as financial adviser to the ABL and term lenders to Sears Canada, CCAA monitor of Target Canada Co, CCAA monitor of Express Canada, financial adviser to Golf Town and Golfsmith, financial adviser to the senior secured lender group of Canwest Publishing, financial adviser to the senior secured lender syndicate of Bowater Canadian Forest Products Inc, financial adviser to Arclin Canada Inc, CCAA monitor of InterTAN (Circuit City), CCAA monitor and Chapter 15 representative of MAAX Corporation, financial adviser to the senior secured lending syndicate of Lone Pine Resources Inc and financial adviser to IBI Group.

Mr McIntosh was one of the leading players in the comprehensive insolvency reform process in Canada from 2000 to 2007, serving as vice chair of the joint task force steering committee on insolvency reform and on the joint legislative review task force committee, responding to draft Bill C-55 to Industry Canada and the standing parliamentary house committee. Mr McIntosh earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from Queen's University, where he has served as chair and past chair of the advisory board to the School of Business since 1999.

He is a chartered professional accountant, chartered insolvency and restructuring professional, and a Canadian licensed insolvency trustee. Mr McIntosh is a frequent speaker on restructuring matters, is a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals and was on the board of directors of the Insolvency Institute of Canada from 2009 to 2016, serving as president of the IIC from 2012 to 2014. Mr McIntosh was named a fellow of the Insolvency Institute of Canada in 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession, and led the A&M team that was presented with the International Turnaround of the Year Award in 2015 for IBI Group.

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