Ralf is a restructuring and M&A expert.

He supports executives, investors, lenders, and other stakeholders primarily with holistic restructuring concepts, options analyses, insolvency-related consulting, and management of M&A projects.

Ralf is passionate about solving complex matters and delivering excellent results. For his clients, he provides clear guidance through difficult situations and develops practical solutions to overcome their most critical challenges – standing with them until the job is done. Ralf has more than 14 years of experience across various industries such as industrial products and machinery, maritime and shipping, aerospace and defense, and private equity.

Previously, he was Principal at Roland Berger for Restructuring, Performance & Transaction; and Senior Manager as well as member of the management team of FTI-Andersch. Before that, Ralf was a corporate lawyer at international law firms with focus on M&A and special situations. He has also already served as inhouse corporate counsel and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).

Key Engagements

  • Developed restructuring concepts, inter alia, for listed company in network technology sector, for an international manufacturer of hydraulic components, and for a family-run stainless steel trader.
  • Conducted financial scenario analyses, developed liquidity planning, and prepared protective shield proceedings for a German fashion retailer.
  • Performed a strategy review for an international provider of helicopter maintenance and repair operations with development of transformation and ramp-down concept for certain subsidiaries.
  • Performed liquidity planning for automotive supplier and advised on specific risks and duties during crisis.
  • Advised creditors of bond issued by German DIY-store chain in relation to its operational and financial restructuring.
  • Advised an international group of banks on refinancing of a European full-service parking management company.
  • Managed M&A project for Qatar-based client regarding target located in Spain related to maritime business.
  • Provided M&A advisory for British textile group on the disposal of its German and Austrian subsidiaries.
  • Provided M&A advisory for a European investment company regarding a contemplated acquisition of assets from a German consumer goods company out of insolvency.
  • Supported insolvency administrators with retrograde determination of over-indebtedness of a national airline company and investigations after insolvency of major listed German payment services provider; gave expert opinion on going-concern forecast of shipping fund company.

As a coastal skipper and former navy soldier, I know that situational awareness, direct communication, and decisive action are crucial to master critical challenges – these principles hold true in the realm of corporate turnarounds and restructurings.

- Dr. Ralf-Thorsten Henn