Alan J. Carr

PARTNER & CEO

  acarr@drivetrainadvisors.com
  212 856 9700
   

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PROFILE

Investment professional with 20 years experience around financially distressed companies — from the principal and advisor side — including investing in and leading complex financial restructurings through in and out of court-observed processes globally as well as serving on boards of directors of troubled and reorganized businesses in the U.S and Europe.

EXPERIENCE

2003-2013 Strategic Value Partners, LLC, Greenwich, CT and London, UK Managing Director

Invested in distressed, special situations and private equity opportunities on behalf of investment manager for several hedge and private equity funds. Analyzed, recommended and managed investment opportunities, particularly with a process-intensive or legal strategy component throughout global platform. Focus on liquidation and litigation-based recovery investments. Managed outside advisors (financial, operational and legal) for investments globally. Ran complex restructurings globally. Served on boards of portfolio companies and creditors committees in activist role. Oversaw establishment of New Delhi office. Representative public investments include: Kloeckner Pentaplast; Pfleiderer; Quinn Group; Edison Mission; LyondellBasell; Lehman; AMR; Tribune; Eggborough; Chemtura; Nortel; NextMedia; Calpine (Canada, CalGen, 2nd Liens); Wastequip; Enron; Adelphia; Liberty Electric; Parmalat; Teesside Power; Mirant; AHBR; Tower Automotive.

1997-2003 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLC; New York, NY Corporate Restructuring Attorney

Senior attorney running all aspects of debtor representations — using both in and out-of-court strategies. Regularly represented secured lenders, bondholders, equity sponsors, and investors in numerous restructuring situations. Solutions included exchange offers, 144A offerings and prepackaged bankruptcies. Representations included: Mirant Corporation, Alamosa PCS, AES Corporation, Global Crossing, America West Airlines, Grove Worldwide, Levitz Furniture, Specialty Foods Corporation and senior lenders to XO Communications and Bridge Information Systems.

1995-1997 Ravin, Sarasohn, Baumgarten, Fisch & Rosen; Roseland, NJ Corporate Restructuring Attorney