Christian Sorensen, a Senior Director at SierraConstellation Partners, provides operational and financial restructuring and advisory services to both underperforming companies and companies in transition. He has experience with in- and out-of-court restructurings, operational turnarounds/improvement, balance sheet restructurings, debt and equity capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, and conducting financial modeling and forecasting.
Christian has experience in a variety of industry verticals, including: aerospace and defense; automotive; business services; consumer; food and beverage; healthcare; gaming, lodging and leisure; industrial and manufacturing; media and entertainment; oil and gas; restaurants; retail; technology; and transportation and logistics.
Prior to joining SCP, Christian worked at Sun Capital Partners, an operationally-focused middle-market private equity firm that invests in companies that are operationally challenged, experiencing an industry or business transition, undergoing a corporate divestiture, or managing rapid growth, with over $9 billion of capital under management. At Sun Capital Partners, Christian focused on analyzing control equity investment and divestiture transactions, and actively worked with executive management teams to drive performance improvement of portfolio companies. Prior to Sun Capital Partners, Christian worked at the investment bank Imperial Capital, where he focused on restructuring, financing, and M&A transactions.
In 2019, Christian won the M&A Advisor’s Annual Turnaround Award for Restructuring of the Year of between $25-$50 million for his work with the Cranberry Growers Cooperative.
In 2021, Christian received the M&A Advisor’s Emerging Leader Award, which recognizes leading M&A, financial and turnaround professionals who have reached a significant level of success while still under the age of 40.
Christian holds an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, where he graduated with Distinction.
Relevant Industry Expertise
Aerospace & Defense
Consumer Products & Retail
Energy, Power & Infrastructure
Food & Agriculture
Gaming, Lodging & Leisure
Industrials & Manufacturing
Restaurants & Food Services
Technology & Telecom
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- Financial advisor to debtor in $3.0 billion restructuring of a multi-family real estate company. Raised $187 million of capital in conjunction with the restructuring to fund a new operating entity and established a liquidating trust to maximize recovery for creditors.
- Financial advisor to Atlantic City casino in a $350 million successful out-of-court CMBS restructuring.
- Financial advisor to Senior Secured lenders of oilfield services company in Chapter 11 reorganization that reduced balance sheet obligations by $540 million. Provided review and analysis of financial plan developed by the Company and their advisors following covenant violation.
- Worked with leading global manufacturing company on key operational enhancement initiatives to generate over $30 million of EBITDA improvement, and sell non-core assets.
- Led approximate $100 million acquisition of North American manufacturing company. Worked with executive management teams to identify cost savings and synergies across various departments to enhance EBITDA by approximately 50%.
- Evaluated in- and out-of-court restructuring alternatives to maximize shareholder value for an aerospace company. Negotiated senior debt purchase, and subsequent stalking horse purchase agreement and credit bid in a Chapter 11 §363 asset sale.
- Closed over $7.0 billion of restructuring, financing and M&A transactions.