Extensive track record advising key constituents in complex restructuring and recapitalization transactions
Miller Buckfire is a leading investment bank focused on providing strategic and financial advisory services in financial restructurings, recapitalizations and other complex situations. We have a 20-year history of providing objective and thoughtful advice to companies, creditors, shareholders, sponsors and other key stakeholders, initially as part of Wasserstein Perella & Co. and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and now as part of Stifel, which offers industry expertise and an array of investment banking capabilities, including through Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated (Stifel) and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW). Our team works seamlessly with Stifel industry bankers to provide clients access to the full spectrum of strategic alternatives. Most of our transactions are completed out-of-court, and frequently our involvement is undisclosed. We pride ourselves on differentiating service with intellect, creativity and the hands-on involvement of senior bankers. We have restructured approximately $350 billion of debt, advised on mergers and acquisitions valued at over $19 billion and raised over $60 billion in financing.
Our mission is to provide unbiased and actionable strategic advice. We have a long track record with:
- Renegotiating credit facilities
- Obtaining covenant waivers / amendments
- Consummating exchange / tender offers and consent solicitations
- Raising capital (bank loans, second lien, DIP financings, high yield, mezzanine loans, private equity and strategic investments)
- Selling non-core assets or entire companies
- Effectuating cross border / international restructurings
- Providing expert valuation and related testimony
- Pre-packaged / pre-arranged Chapter 11 cases
- Traditional restructurings under Chapter 11
Miller Buckfire was founded in 2002, but our history goes back to the late 1990s.
In 1995, our senior professionals came together at Wasserstein & Perella Co. and its successor Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, to establish Miller Buckfire’s investment banking practice. Since our founding, Miller Buckfire’s professionals have maintained the highest standard of independence and objectivity—qualities we know are critical to our clients—and have resulted in successful outcomes for our clients and industry awards.
In December 2012, Miller Buckfire was acquired by Stifel Financial Corp. (Stifel), adding Miller Buckfire’s strategic restructuring and recapitalization expertise to Stifel’s full-service investment bank, and providing Miller Buckfire’s clients with industry coverage, debt and equity capital markets capabilities and research.
Learn more about Stifel's history through the website: www.stifel.com