GA Europe specialises in retail restructuring. We’re specialists because our core team has unparalleled experience in retail restructuring, operations and advisory services. We’re specialists because we can tap into the market leading expertise and deep industry insights of our parent company Great American Group.
A newcomer to the European market in 2010, we are fast developing a compelling track record in retail restructuring. Our predominant focus is on solving distressed retail situations. We work in partnership with a host of retail stakeholders – including retailers, private equity sponsors, corporate lenders and professional advisors – to resolve difficult retail situations. Our services focus on valuing retail assets, lending to retailers and where necessary, ‘working out’ complex distressed situations, often by taking senior investment positions.
Why partner with us?
We offer a unique combination of invaluable expertise, operational breadth and deep financial resources, which is unrivalled in the European retail restructuring market.
Each member of the core GA Europe team has a long track record in the retail industry, be it in a restructuring, operations, financial or an advisory capacity. Together we bring over 150 years of invaluable sector experience to any retail situation. Read more about the team and what we think in our blog.
With the resources
As part of Great American Group, we have access to trusted professionals and a firm with over 37 years of experience. We are a fully funded, 100% subsidiary of Great American Group, so we are able to draw on substantial financial resources to support our investments in Europe. We also have access to Great American Group’s full US infrastructure, and its considerable category level understanding of stock valuations and recovery rates.
And the operational breadth
Alongside our extensive head office capability in retail operations, we have a network of experienced field consultants across Europe. This means we’re ready and able to take effective control of any distressed retail situation in the UK and Europe, whether it’s acquiring underperforming brands and formats, implementing a store closure process or advising on a distressed retailer’s trading strategy. Read more about our services and examples of our work.
To act quickly
Our operational and financial resources mean we can act very quickly in what can be difficult, time-critical situations for a retailer and its stakeholders. Typically, we can complete deals and be ‘on the ground’ operationally in a matter of days.
And always with integrity
Our corporate values are important to us and guide how we work with you. We are honest and reliable and always do what we say we’ll do. We do the right thing by our clients and partners, treating them and their employees with respect. We take accountability for our actions and persevere to ensure success. We are fair, open-minded and we listen.