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2017 North American restructuring experts survey: a changing world

January 2017
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Change and uncertainty are spreading across the globe. The Brexit vote, election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, and swings in oil prices underscore an expected increase in restructuring activity both in the US and around the world.

At a glance

  • Since 2015, experts have pinpointed the energy/oil & gas sector as the most vulnerable sector. But the tide is turning, and now experts seem most concerned about retail.
  • After retail and oil & gas, the next-most-likely US industry that experts predict may face distress in 2017 is healthcare.
  • Outside the US, the UK is expected to see the most restructuring activity in 2017, followed by Italy, China, and Brazil.
  • With a majority of restructuring experts anticipating more restructuring activity globally, 2017 is shaping up to be another busy year in restructuring.