AlixPartners appoints strategy and financial veteran Greg Donat to head strategy and business development for turnaround practice

19 June 2018

AlixPartners, the global consulting firm, today announced that Greg Donat, a 20-plus-year strategy and financial veteran with deep roots in hedge funds and other private-capital sectors and who earlier in his career was a corporate attorney, has joined the firm’s Turnaround & Restructuring Practice as Global Head of Strategy and Business Development for the practice. He will also be a Managing Director at AlixPartners and will work from the firm’s New York office.


In the late 1990s, Greg was an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, working on securities, M&A, and restructuring matters, including serving as counsel on debt and equity offerings and commercial-lending transactions. From there, he moved to Banc of America Securities LLC in New York, where he was a Principal and where he worked with the energy and power, software and services, media and telecommunications, and gaming industries. Following that, he spent five years at the investment bank Lazard Freres & Co. LLC in New York, where he was a Director in the Power, Energy & Infrastructure group, working closely with that firm’s restructuring practice and forging significant relationships with pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Since December 2011, he was a Partner and co-led day-to-day operations at Casablanca Capital LP, a hedge fund based in New York which raised more than $500 million and participated in numerous industry verticals.  He also served as President of Hawkview LLC, a New York-based strategy and financial-advisory firm, which he also founded. That firm advised the governor of Maryland, among others, on high-level financial issues.

In his new role at AlixPartners, he is charged with using his analytical and marketing skills, along with his deep industry relationships, to further enhance the Turnaround & Restructuring Practice’s strategies and business development, and to help the firm better serve its clients.

“AlixPartners’ Turnaround and Restructuring group has long been the gold standard in its industry, and we look for Greg’s progressive thinking and innovations to help our professionals in that practice take things to even greater heights for our clients,” said Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “And that includes making sure that even more potential clients are aware of the of the broad array of services, and the deep expertise across those services, that AlixPartners has to offer them.”

Greg holds a juris doctor degree from Columbia Law School at Columbia University in New York City and a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass. He also has a master of fine arts degree from The American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, Calif.

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