AlixPartners appoints London MD

The turnaround advisory firm has strengthened its London team with the appointment of a new managing director.

AlixPartners, a corporate restructuring and turnaround specialist, has appointed James Wilding as a managing director in its London office.

Prior to joining AlixPartners, Wilding was a principal with London-based private equity firm, Nikko Principal Investments, the European arm of Japanese banking group Nikko Cordial Corporation.

Wilding was also executive chairman of UK port operator PD Ports and global marine liquid handling equipment supplier Hamworthy, and took both groups through operational and financial restructurings to IPOs in 2004. Wilding remains a non-executive director of both PD Ports and Hamworthy.

Wilding was also a partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ business turnaround group, where he served clients across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

Founded in 1981, AlixPartners has offices in London, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Düsseldorf, Los Angeles, Milan, Munich, New York, San Francisco and Tokyo. The firm’s most recent European private equity deal was the May 2004 restructuring of London-headquartered offshore oil company, Stolt Offshore.