Gavin Stoner

Gavin Stoner

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Gavin draws on deep experience of advising diverse stakeholders on large and complex capital restructuring and refinancing transactions. This gives him a thorough understanding of the boardroom agenda and where pensions fits in; for example he advised the board of a FTSE250 FMCG business on financing and related matters, including pensions, over a number of years.

He uses this experience to guide his pension clients, both corporate and trustee, through often complex and time pressured situations, helping all parties understand each others’ position and agree a fair deal for all.

Selected recent experience includes:

  • Advising an overseas bidder of one of the world’s pre-eminent branded snacks businesses on employer covenant, structuring options and trustee negotiations;
  • Advising a client in respect of its PPF levy appeal and achieving a significant improvement in the PPF levy of a FTSE250 business by implementing a PPF guarantee certification; and
  • Acting as lead adviser of a large and complex group requiring debt refinancing and capital reorganisation, which required consensus to be achieved between the lenders, swap counterparties, shareholders and pension scheme trustees.

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