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Drew Forbes

  • Senior Director
  • Corporate Finance & Restructuring
  • T: +61 3 9604 0600
  • F: +61 3 9604 0699
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    • Level 16, Bourke Place
    • 600 Bourke Street
    • Melbourne, VIC, 3000
    • Australia
    • T: +61 3 9604 0600
    • F: +61 3 9604 0699
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Drew Forbes is a Senior Director in the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment of FTI Consulting and is based in Melbourne, Australia.

With over 10 years’ commercial experience, he has acted for a range of clients across numerous industries including retail, manufacturing, technology, property development and finance.

Drew specialises in sell side, buy side and capital raising engagements, as well as strategic and operational reviews, asset divestment planning and due diligence assignments for lenders and buyers. Drew also has extensive experience in the leadership of formal insolvency engagements.

Most recently, Drew led the sale of Burgess Printing and Packaging, which was sold to a Danish based multinational. He was responsible for overseeing the negotiation of initial terms, due diligence, contract negotiation and preparation and settlement. He also formed part of the FTI Consulting team advising Platinum Equity on the 70% acquisition of Sensis from Telstra for $454 million. Working as part of the international FTI Consulting project team, Drew provided operational due diligence advice on major cost centres and other areas of the Sensis business.

Drew led the sale of Omnifloor, one of Australia’s largest commercial carpet installation businesses. He was responsible for overseeing all facets of the sale through to its successful completion. This included documenting initial terms through a heads of agreement, due diligence, contract negotiations, settlement and post settlement adjustments.

Drew was a key member of the team responsible for the voluntary administration of the Australian licensee of global fashion and homewares brand Laura Ashley. Leading the sale process, Drew negotiated a sale which saw a significant proportion of the brand’s store footprint sold, resulting in the brand continuing in Australia and preserving jobs for a large proportion of the workforce.

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