Jim Millstein, the U.S. Treasury Department’s former chief restructuring officer who helped oversee the bailouts of American International Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc., is forming a turnaround advisory firm.
On a recent Monday, restructuring banker Elizabeth Abrams was on a conference call negotiating for hedge fund creditors ahead of the $50 billion bankruptcy of Energy Future Holdings Corp. She happened to be sitting in a hotel conference room in San Juan, Puerto Rico -- where she’s advising the government on addressing $73 billion in debt.
Miller Buckfire & Co., under pressure to recruit senior-level bankers after the retirement of co-founder Henry Miller and other departures, is in discussions with Jim Millstein, the U.S. Treasury Department’s former chief restructuring officer, said two people familiar with the matter.
Millstein & Co., the turnaround advisory firm started by former U.S. Treasury Department Chief Restructuring Officer Jim Millstein, hired private-equity investor Michael Duran to help oversee a distressed investing venture with Third Avenue Management LLC.
Jim Millstein, the U.S. Treasury Department’s former chief restructuring officer, and his firm Millstein & Co. have been retained by senior creditors to Energy Future Holdings Corp.’s competitive power unit, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Oct. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Jim Millstein, chairman and chief executive officer of Millstein & Co. and former chief restructuring officer at the U.S. Treasury Department, Wilbur Ross, chairman of WL Ross & Co., and John Studzinski, global head of Blackstone Advisory Partners, participate in a panel discussion about the euro region's debt crisis and its impact on global dealmaking. Bloomberg's Jeffrey McCracken moderated the panel at the Bloomberg Link Dealmakers Summit in New York yesterday. (Source: Bloomberg)