Greg Watson is a senior managing director and Canadian leader of FTI’s corporate finance practice and is based in Toronto. Mr Watson has more than 25 years of experience as an adviser to companies and their stakeholders. He is experienced in representing shareholders, management, board of directors, creditors and lenders in both formal and out-of-court restructurings.
Mr Watson’s experience includes a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications and media, retail, forest products, technology, industrial manufacturing, metals and mining, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, consumer products and steel. His experience ranges from private to public companies, including many large cross-border cases. Mr Watson has advised on negotiations with management teams and creditor groups, analysis of cash flows, review and development of strategic business plans and the development and negotiation of restructuring plans both in out-of-court restructurings and formal proceedings.
Most recently, Mr Watson has acted as the court-appointed monitor for Sears Canada; financial adviser to the USW in Algoma and US Steel Canada restructurings; court-appointed monitor for Cash Store Financial; Jaguar Mining, a Canadian company with operating assets in South America; Sino Forest Corporation, a Canadian company with operations in Asia; Aveos Fleet Performance and Canwest Broadcasting.
Prior to joining FTI, Mr Watson was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and he was the Canadian leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ corporate advisory and restructuring practice and president of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc.
Mr Watson holds a BComm from Queen’s University. He is a chartered accountant, licensed trustee in bankruptcy and chartered insolvency and restructuring professional. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals, Insolvency Institute of Canada and Turnaround Management Association.