SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

2018 Year in Review

2018 was an extraordinarily busy year as we closed 20 special situation transactions across a broad range of industries and verticals including oilfield services, food and beverage, life sciences, distribution, retail, manufacturing, technology, healthcare and business services. Our creative solutions included capital raises, M&A advisory and restructuring engagements as we turned complex situations into positive transactions that maximized value for all stakeholders, saved jobs, positioned companies for success, and created the best outcomes possible for our clients. No matter the challenges faced, our professionals’ tenacity was the key to getting tough deals done. Many deals were a collective effort, and we were pleased to partner with a variety of other firms and professionals to find pathways to success for companies at a crossroads. As we launch into 2019, we look forward to working with them and our global network of resources.

We appreciated opportunities to support the industry through restructuring organizations and to give back to the community. In addition, 2018 saw both the firm and our professionals recognized for outstanding performances. We’d like to share some additional highlights of the year with you below.


2018 Select Investment Banking Transactions

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Recognition and Promotion

  • J. Scott Victor was inducted into the Turnaround Management Association’s 2018 Turnaround, Restructuring, and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame.
  • J. Scott Victor was named a Top 100 Restructuring & Turnaround Professional-Investment Banker by the Global M&A Network.
  • Teresa C. Kohl was named The M&A Advisor’s Distressed M&A Dealmaker of the Year (2019).
  • Matthew J. Arden received The M&A Advisor’s 9th Annual Emerging Leaders Award.
  • SSG won The M&A Advisor’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year award for our role in the sale of North Philadelphia Health System to an affiliate of Iron Stone Partners.
  • SSG earned the Global M&A Network’s Atlas Award for Distressed M&A Deal of the Year for our role in the Nighthawk Energy sale of assets to Morse Energy Capital Partners.
  • SSG was selected by the Beard Group’s Turnarounds & Workouts publication as an Outstanding Investment Banking Firm.
  • SSG was awarded the following Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards:
    • Turnaround of the Year for our role in the Acquisition of National Label Company.
    • Private Equity Turnaround of the Year for our role in the Acquisition of Short Bark Industries.
    • Cross Border Turnaround of the Year for our role in the Vitamin World Chapter 11 Section 363 Sale.
    • USA Mid-Markets Restructuring Investment Bank of the Year.
  • SSG ranked #18 nationally on The Deal’s Bankruptcy League Tables for Financial Advisers.
  • SSG ranked #11 nationally on The Deal’s Out-of-Court League Tables for Financial Advisers to Distressed Companies.
  • Teresa C. Kohl was named Chair of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s Board of Directors.
  • Michael P. Gunderson was promoted to Associate.


Restructuring Community Involvement

  • J. Scott Victor - Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy; Board of Directors for the New York Institute of Credit
  • Teresa C. Kohl - Board of Directors for the American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Michael C. Goodman - Immediate Past Chairman of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; Trustee TMA Global
  • Neil Gupta - Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association; Board of Directors for the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project
  • Matthew J. Arden - NextGen Committee for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association


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Giving Back

We believe it’s important to give back to the community as well as the industry, and we’re proud to support the following charities and foundations, both as a firm and as individuals.


Our Team

J. Scott Victor
Managing Director
(610) 940-5802

Mark E. Chesen
Managing Director
(610) 940-5801

Matthew P. Karlson
Managing Director
(610) 940-5804

Michael Goodman
Managing Director
(610) 940-5806

Teresa C. Kohl
Managing Director
(610) 940-9521

Robert C. Smith
Managing Director
(610) 937-2359

Michael J. Gorman
(610) 940-3615

Neil Gupta
(610) 940-2663

Matthew J. Arden
Vice President
(610) 940-3882

Michael P. Gunderson
(610) 940-1072

Brian A. McAuley
(610) 940-6067

Joel R. Julio
(610) 940-2619

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Global Special Situations is an international alliance of investment banking firms with a unique focus on special situations advisory services; including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, capital raising, valuation, financial restructuring and bankruptcy/insolvency advisory.

About SSG Capital Advisors, LLC

SSG Capital Advisors is an independent boutique investment bank that assists middle-market companies and their stakeholders in completing special situation transactions. We provide our clients with comprehensive investment banking services in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, valuations, litigation and strategic advisory. SSG has a proven track record of closing over 350 transactions in North America and Europe and is a leader in the industry.


Securities are offered through SSG Capital Advisors, LLC (Member SIPC, Member FINRA). All other transactions are effectuated through SSG Advisors, LLC, both of which are wholly owned by SSG Holdings, LLC. SSG is a registered trademark for SSG Capital Advisors, LLC and SSG Advisors, LLC.

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