Brandon Smith, Partner

As an executive and consultant, Brandon Smith has more than 20 years of experience advising companies in areas such as financial reporting, financial and operational restructuring, buy- and sell-side due diligence, short- and long-term financial forecasting, and bankruptcy advisory across a range of industries.

Mr. Smith has served as Financial Advisor and as an interim officer advising clients through complex out-of-court and bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable engagements include:

  • Advised a distressed $200 million OCTG value added pipe distributor through a successful out of court restructuring resulting in the sale of assets, closure of unprofitable segments and the refinance of the resulting profitable company with a new lender.
  • Advised the senior lenders for an on-shore E&P concern during a Chapter 11 process which resulted in a recapitalization through which the senior lenders achieved a paydown and with the balance returning to a performing status.
  • Advised an equity group in the successful acquisition of a $1 billion mining company operating in Chapter 11
  • Advised a $700 million family-owned agribusiness during an out-of-court restructuring that involved operational improvements, the sale of certain assets, and the refinancing of debt, resulting in 100% recovery for lenders and no equity dilution
  • Advised and managed a chain of 68 fast casual restaurants through a Chapter 11 procedure, including negotiating the successful sale of the operations
  • Served as interim CFO of a trucking company as part of a private equity acquisition during the established financial reporting procedures and oversaw the implementation of a new financial reporting and trucking management system.
  • Officer of a $300 million retail company during Chapter 11, where he liquidated unprofitable operations and improved the financial reporting process, ultimately resulting in a 100% recovery for unsecured creditors
  • Advisor to a $2 billion metals processing company during Chapter 11, where he advised the company regarding operational improvements, asset divestitures and ultimately the formulation of the plan of reorganization, which provided for a potential recovery to equity holders.
  • Chief financial officer (CFO) of a professional services company, where he performed due diligence and negotiated the terms of multiple acquisitions and oversaw the integration
  • Served as CRO for a $300 million valve and pipe distributor. during out of court negotiations with senior lender.

Mr. Smith is also a licensed Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (inactive).

Contact Information

E-mail: brandon.smith@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (832) 647-9539
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Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Transportation

Education

B.S., Louisiana State University

M.B.A., Rice University

Brandon Smith, Partner

Contact Information

E-mail: brandon.smith@cr3partners.com
Phone: +1 (832) 647-9539
LinkedIn | VCard


Industries

  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Restaurant
  • Transportation

As an executive and consultant, Brandon Smith has more than 20 years of experience advising companies in areas such as financial reporting, financial and operational restructuring, buy- and sell-side due diligence, short- and long-term financial forecasting, and bankruptcy advisory across a range of industries.

Mr. Smith has served as Financial Advisor and as an interim officer advising clients through complex out-of-court and bankruptcy proceedings.

Notable engagements include:

  • Advised a distressed $200 million OCTG value added pipe distributor through a successful out of court restructuring resulting in the sale of assets, closure of unprofitable segments and the refinance of the resulting profitable company with a new lender.
  • Advised the senior lenders for an on-shore E&P concern during a Chapter 11 process which resulted in a recapitalization through which the senior lenders achieved a paydown and with the balance returning to a performing status.
  • Advised an equity group in the successful acquisition of a $1 billion mining company operating in Chapter 11
  • Advised a $700 million family-owned agribusiness during an out-of-court restructuring that involved operational improvements, the sale of certain assets, and the refinancing of debt, resulting in 100% recovery for lenders and no equity dilution
  • Advised and managed a chain of 68 fast casual restaurants through a Chapter 11 procedure, including negotiating the successful sale of the operations
  • Served as interim CFO of a trucking company as part of a private equity acquisition during the established financial reporting procedures and oversaw the implementation of a new financial reporting and trucking management system.
  • Officer of a $300 million retail company during Chapter 11, where he liquidated unprofitable operations and improved the financial reporting process, ultimately resulting in a 100% recovery for unsecured creditors
  • Advisor to a $2 billion metals processing company during Chapter 11, where he advised the company regarding operational improvements, asset divestitures and ultimately the formulation of the plan of reorganization, which provided for a potential recovery to equity holders.
  • Chief financial officer (CFO) of a professional services company, where he performed due diligence and negotiated the terms of multiple acquisitions and oversaw the integration
  • Served as CRO for a $300 million valve and pipe distributor. during out of court negotiations with senior lender.

Mr. Smith is also a licensed Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) (inactive).


Education

B.S., Louisiana State University

M.B.A., Rice University

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