Adeola Akinrinade is a Director in the Financial Advisory Services Group and has over 10 years of experience providing financial and strategic advisory services to companies and creditors. Her experience focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financings/refinancings, restructurings, bankruptcies and strategic advisory. Adeola has worked with clients across a wide range of industries including consumer, retail, industrials, energy, power and utilities, and media.
Prior to joining the firm, Adeola was part of the Corporate Finance Team at Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) where she worked on both debtor and creditor engagements in in-court and out-of-court restructuring situations. In her role, Adeola explored strategic alternatives including mergers and acquisitions, financings/refinancings and restructuring of the existing capital structure. She performed various financial and valuation analyses, led various marketing processes for sale and financing situations, and provided strategic advisory services. Prior to that, Adeola spent three years in the Investment Banking Division at Lehman Brothers, where she focused on the power and utilities sector.
Some of Adeola’s notable transactions include advising the Fuel Lien Lenders of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, representing the Senior Secured Noteholders of Brookstone, advising America’s Water Heater Rentals in its sale to Direct Energy, advising the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico, advisor to the Bondholders of Elpida Inc. and representing Vertrue Inc. in its restructuring process.