Press Release: Ian Guthrie Appointed to SVPGlobal’s Advisory Council
Greenwich, CT, and London, April 28, 2015 – Strategic Value Partners, LLC and its affiliates (“SVPGlobal”), a leading global investment firm focused on distressed and deep value opportunities, today announces the appointment of Ian Guthrie, previously of Lloyds Bank Group (“Lloyds”), to its Advisory Council.
Mr. Guthrie brings 25 years of banking experience to SVPGlobal, having previously held a number of executive positions at Lloyds and Halifax Bank of Scotland (“HBOS”). During his time in the corporate restructuring and workout environment, he has overseen more than £20bn of transactions across a number of asset classes. He was most recently Managing Director of Lloyds’ Real Estate Business Support Unit, where he was responsible for managing a significant part of Europe’s largest non-core real estate portfolio, and a member of the real estate Executive Committee of Lloyds’ non-core bank. Prior to Lloyds, his roles at HBOS included Head of Impaired Assets, Head of Equity Origination and Head of Integrated Partnerships, Regional Head of Acquisition & Integrated Finance and he also sat on the bank’s Private Equity Board.
Mr. Guthrie will work with SVPGlobal’s team of over 30 professionals in Europe, where SVPGlobal has had offices for over 10 years. He joins SVPGlobal’s three other advisory council members in Europe, Sir David Cooksey, former Chairman of the UKFI, Professor Dr. Bernd Farholz, former CEO of Dresdner Bank, and José Barreiro, former Global Head of Investment Banking at BBVA.
Victor Khosla, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of SVPGlobal, commented: “We are delighted to have Ian advise us. As the UK banking sector continues to evolve and divest assets, Ian’s experience and the relationships he has developed during his career will be highly additive to our already strong origination capabilities.”
“I am excited to be working with SVPGlobal,” said Mr. Guthrie. “As one of the leading European distressed debt investors, and a group I have known for many years, I look forward to leveraging my experience on their platform.”
SVPGlobal was founded in 2001 by Victor Khosla. With approximately $5 billion in assets under management, SVPGlobal is a leading global investment firm with primary offices in Greenwich (CT), London, Frankfurt and Tokyo, focused on distressed and deep value investments. SVPGlobal seeks to create value in its investments through its substantial industry, restructuring and operating experience.