J. Scott Victor is a founding partner and Managing Director of SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, a leading boutique middle market special situations investment banking firm with offices outside of Philadelphia, PA and in New York, NY. Prior to reacquiring SSG from National City/PNC in May 2009, he was Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of the Special Situations Group of National City Investment Banking which acquired SSG in August 2006. Prior to his transition to investment banking in 2000, he was a partner at Saul Ewing, LLP and a senior member of its Bankruptcy and Reorganization Department.
With 25 years of experience in representing companies in Chapter 11 proceedings, workouts and restructurings, Mr. Victor is an expert in the restructuring, refinancing and sale of distressed middle-market companies. He has completed over 150 sale, refinancing and restructuring assignments for middle-market companies facing operational and/or financial challenges both in and out of Chapter 11 proceedings throughout the U. S. and Europe and has testified as an expert in numerous bankruptcy courts throughout the U. S. His clients are publicly traded, privately held, private equity sponsored and family-owned middle market companies in a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, home furnishing, automotive, distribution, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, chemical, telecommunications, food processing, media, printing, packaging, service, transportation, energy, publishing, e-commerce and retail. He has given more than 100 presentations in the U. S. and Europe in bankruptcy and insolvency law, distressed M&A, restructuring and special situation financing issues.
Mr. Victor is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (member of the Board of Directors, 2007-2010 Co-Chair of the Investment Banking Committee and Board of Advisors for the ABI Mid-Atlantic Bankruptcy Conference, VALCON Conference and Complex Financial Restructuring Conference) and the Turnaround Management Association (past Chairman and former President of the Philadelphia Chapter, Vice President of Chapter Relations, a member of the Executive Committee and a member of Board of Directors of TMA International).
University of Pennsylvania, B.A.
University of Miami School of Law, J.D.