SVP appoints former Lloyds and HBOS banker

Ian Guthrie is the third advisor from a European bank to join the firm’s advisory council.

Strategic Value Partners has appointed Ian Guthrie to its advisory council, the distressed and opportunity investor announced in a statement.

Guthrie brings 25 years of banking experience to SVPGlobal, during which time he has held executive positions at Lloyds and Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) and overseen more than £20 billion of transactions in the corporate restructuring and workout environment across a number of asset classes, SVPGlobal said.

Most recently, Guthrie was managing director of Lloyds’ real estate business support unit, where he managed a significant part of Europe’s largest non-core real estate portfolio.

Prior to Lloyds, his roles at HBOS included head of impaired assets, head of equity origination and head of integrated partnerships and regional head of acquisition and integrated finance.

Guthrie joins SVPGlobal’s team of 30 professionals in Europe, where the firm has had offices for 10 years. The Greenwich, Connecticut firm also has offices in Frankfurt and Tokyo.

Guthrie joins SVPGlobal’s three other advisory council members in Europe, David Cooksey, former chairman of the UKFI, Bernd Farholz, former chief executive of Dresdner Bank and Jose Barreiro, former global head of investment banking at BBVA.

Victor Khosla, founder and chief investment officer of SVPGlobal, commented in a statement: “We are delighted to have Ian advise us. As the UK banking sector continues to evolve and divest assets, Ian’s experience and the relationships he has developed during his career will be highly additive to our already strong origination capabilities.”