Benoit Gingues is a partner with more than 25 years of experience in providing advisory services to companies facing financial difficulties or specific challenges. As a consultant, Benoit advises businesses, financial institutions and institutional investors in the context of financial restructuring and corporate turnarounds in addition to carrying out negotiations and concluding transactions involving the sale of companies or operating units in insolvency situations.
When developing a strategy for a crisis, Benoit takes a holistic approach in collaboration with senior officers, other professionals and representatives of stakeholders, leveraging the experience and expertise of key players. This collaborative approach makes it possible to rapidly identify factors influencing the company’s performance, accelerate the introduction of corrective actions in order to stabilize the situation and facilitate the implementation of practical and efficient solutions. Benoit also distinguishes himself by his business acumen, negotiating strengths and creative solutions.
Over the years, he has played a key role in a number of business sale transactions and restructurings involving operations in Canada and abroad in various industries including manufacturing and processing, retail, telecommunications, high technology, biotechnology, agriculture, food and beverage, publishing and real estate.
Benoit regularly acts as a Monitor under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and a Licensed Insolvency Trustee under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, and has also been involved in numerous consensual debt restructurings.
Fields of expertise
- Financial restructurings and business turnarounds
- Sale of businesses and operating units going through insolvency or particular situations
- Debt and equity restructuring
- Financial arrangements and bankruptcies
- Manufacturing and processing
- High technology
- Food and beverage
- Real estate
- Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), 1999
- Licensed Insolvency Trustee, 1999
- Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), 1985
- B.B.A., Université de Sherbrooke, 1985
Over the course of his career, Benoit has given a number of speeches before many professional associations and organizations on a broad range of topics relating to insolvency, restructurings and complex transactions.
Benoit is regularly asked to provide expert advice to recognized media outlets. He has contributed to articles in La Presse, Les Affaires, Le Droit, Le Journal de Montréal, The Gazette, Le Soleil and the Wall Street Journal.