Global Restaurant Investment Forum

25-27 February 2019 – NH Collection Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam


25-27 February 2019 – Amsterdam

Speaker Profile

Paul Hemming

Senior Advisor, Alix Partners

Paul leads a full range of stakeholders through the complexities of corporate finance transactions. With over 25 years' experience as a lead adviser, he works with shareholders, companies, private-equity firms, management teams, and creditor groups on a range of transactions across the performance spectrum, delivering highly practical deal execution. Paul has extensively handled complex mergers and acquisitions and with his team, designs deal processes to match timetables and specific challenges. He also has wide-ranging experience in advising on sale mandates, having established and run a specialist sale advisory team that targeted midmarket private company transactions. Paul is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Manchester University.


•Advised Apollo on the acquisition of a casual-dining group and then worked with the company to restructure the core estate and sell Strada. Subsequent work included identifying potential acquisition targets and executing the acquisitions of Las Iguanas and La Tasca.

Advised the vendors on the sale of more than 75 businesses, including New World Trading Company, Bramwell Pubs and Bars, Nightfreight, 3D Entertainment, iNTERTAIN, Serviceteam, Mama Group, Collins & Aikman, and Golden Wonder.
Advised on sale of business services group Parabis in seven simultaneous interlocking transactions involving a range of private-equity and corporate acquirers.

Advised board and shareholders on fund-raising for Brasserie Blanc, Pho, and Be At One.
Advised board of Orchid Pubs and Dining and Barracuda Limited on financial restructuring.