Rothschild & Co hires Andrew Yearley as Global Co-Head of Restructuring

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Key senior hire strengthens and further enhances the firm’s Restructuring practice in North America.

Rothschild & Co announced today that Andrew Yearley will join the firm’s Restructuring practice as Managing Director, Global Co-Head of Restructuring, effective October 16, 2023. Mr. Yearley brings more than 30 years of experience advising clients on complex and high-profile restructurings, M&A transactions, and capital raises to Rothschild & Co.

“Appointing a leader of Andrew’s prominence and calibre is a major strategic move that reflects Rothschild & Co’s continued commitment to growing its Restructuring business in North America,” said Lee LeBrun, Partner and Head of Global Advisory, North America. “Andrew will play an integral role in the further expansion of the practice and will enhance the firm’s capabilities at a time when we see significant opportunities in this space. We are excited to welcome him to the firm and utilise his extensive experience to provide best-in-class Restructuring counsel to our clients.”

Before joining Rothschild & Co, Mr. Yearley was Managing Director of Restructuring and Capital Solutions at Lazard, where he worked for 24 years and managed the New York restructuring group. In this role, he represented companies, sponsors, creditors, unions and governments in complex restructurings, M&A, and capital raises across a range of industries. He led some of the firm’s largest and most notable assignments involving Toshiba, American Airlines, GM, Linn Energy, McDermott, and Fannie Mae. Prior to this, Mr. Yearley held several senior roles in restructuring at Alex Brown and Ernst & Young. Mr. Yearley started his career at Chase Manhattan Bank. Mr. Yearley is also Chairman of the Board of the Greyston Foundation and an adjunct professor at Duke University. Mr. Yearley graduated with an MBA from Columbia University in New York and a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University in North Carolina.

Robert Leitão, Managing Partner of Rothschild & Co, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the firm. His deep expertise and established network will elevate our Global Advisory practice in North America and around the world, and will be of immense value to our clients facing restructuring challenges and opportunities in the years ahead.”

“I am honoured to join the Rothschild & Co’s Restructuring practice as it continues to expand in North America,” said Mr. Yearley. “I look forward to driving the business and I am excited to partner with Lee and the world-class Rothschild & Co team in providing exceptional counsel to our clients.”

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For further information:

Global Advisory, Rothschild & Co

Kim Nicholson
Tel: +44 20 7280 5422

Brunswick Group

Alex Yankus / Rachael Collins
Tel: +1 212 333 3810

About Rothschild & Co, Global Advisory

Rothschild & Co is a family-controlled and independent group and has been at the centre of the world's financial markets for over 200 years. With a team of c.4,200 talented financial services specialists on the ground in over 40 countries, Rothschild & Co's integrated global network of trusted professionals provide in-depth market intelligence and effective long-term solutions for our clients in Global Advisory, Wealth & Asset Management, and Merchant Banking.

Global Advisory, a division of the Rothschild & Co group, designs and executes strategic M&A and financing solutions, providing impartial, expert advice to large and mid-sized corporations, private equity, families and entrepreneurs, and governments.

Through its unrivalled network of 1,500 industry and financing specialists in 42 countries, Rothschild & Co's Global Advisory business combines the breadth of its advisory offering with a high volume of transactions to achieve a unique understanding and perspective into markets and participants worldwide.

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