Mr. Mark Sinjakli
Mark Sinjakli is a Director in AlixPartners’ Turnaround & Restructuring Services practice and is based in London. He joined the firm in 2015. Mark has experience in formal insolvency and advisory work, contingency planning, and accelerated disposals, acting for lenders and corporates. Mark’s expertise includes manufacturing, leisure, health care, retail, real estate, and insolvency (in the United Kingdom and multiple international jurisdictions). He has applied that expertise to distressed investment opportunities as well as more conventional restructuring roles. He also takes a keen interest in restructuring in Continental Europe with particular focus on Spain and Germany. Mark was previously with Zolfo Cooper Europe, the restructuring department of a Big Four accounting firm, and on secondment to the restructuring department of a major clearing bank. In his professional engagements, Mark: • Oversaw the day-to-day management of the Cattles Limited (formerly Cattles plc) scheme of arrangement, including conduct of outward litigation in regard to audit negligence. • Advised a German corporate regarding obligations to file for insolvency under German law and estimated outcomes. • Advised a US private-equity firm on a potential acquisition of one of the largest UK care home providers, which included an in-depth interrogation of the firm’s business and restructuring plans. • Acted on the buyer side in the successful acquisition of a UK manufacturing business through an administration process. • Managed the pre-packaged administration of a pub and restaurant group with a number of late-night London licenses. • Supervised the administration of major food production factory Newcastle Production Limited (formerly, Findus), achieving recoveries for creditors well in excess of preappointment estimates, including a sizable insurance claim settlement and sale of the business. • Advised on the restructuring of a residential development site with permission for 5,000 homes as well as various commercial enterprises on site. • Monitored a bank’s interest in a 1,000-store retailer through various restructuring plans and formal insolvency. • Is currently acting on a proposed restructuring with Cayman Island, UK, US, Hong Kong, and • mainland China jurisdictional issues. Mark has a Master of Arts from the University of Cambridge and qualified as a chartered accountant in 2005. He speaks English, Spanish, and German.