Our senior investment team averages over 20 years of distressed, turnaround, investment and other relevant experience. Mr. Khosla, our Founder and Chief Investment Officer, has invested in distressed companies for over 25 years in North America, Asia, and Europe, where he was one of the pioneers of the strategy in the mid-1990s. Our other senior professionals ran proprietary trading desks at investment banks, led investments at private equity firms, and spearheaded operational turnarounds. They are among the industry’s most experienced and recognized professionals.
SVP’s investment team combines the medley of skills required to execute its strategies with a focus on distressed debt restructurings and turnarounds across (i) origination and proprietary sourcing; (ii) deal underwriting and industry expertise (current themes include merchant energy, packaging, chemicals, infrastructure, and “old media”); (iii) restructuring expertise; (iv) strategic and operational capabilities; and, (v) disciplined risk management.
We currently have approximately 35 investment professionals across our offices globally, primarily in Greenwich (CT), London, Frankfurt, and Tokyo, with the majority of the team based outside the US. Our strong and visible local presence fortifies our sourcing efforts and allows us to lead the restructuring processes in those regions. Furthermore, we can better assess target companies, relative value across geographies, and leverage the complementary experiences of our teams to provide insights that are not otherwise available to purely local or regional players.
The SVP team also includes a very substantial team of experienced professionals in finance, tax, legal and compliance, operations, and investor relations.