About Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC
Henry and Kenny
The Miller and Buckfire in the firm's name come from the first monikers of two of its founders: Henry S. Miller and Kenneth A. Buckfire. In 2002, Miller and Buckfire, along with Martin Lewis, left jobs at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (where the three led the investment bank's restructuring practice; they were previously with Wasserstein Perella & Co.) and teamed up to start an eponymous investment bank focusing on large-scale corporate restructuring transactions. Headquartered in New York City, the bank started out with 19 bankers. In 2003, it added a third partner and was renamed Miller Buckfire Lewis Ying & Co. In 2004, Lewis left the firm and the name became its current incarnation, Miller Buckfire & Co.
In 2007, Miller Buckfire gained a big partner in monstrous German bank Sal. Oppenheim, which bought a 10 percent share in the investment bank as part of a strategic partnership to provide cross-border restructuring M&A advice. At the time the deal was struck, Miller Buckfire had restructured more than $180 billion in debt, advised on M&A transactions worth more than $14 billion and worked on financings worth a total of more than $29 billion. Since its founding, Miller Buckfire has worked on transactions for such high-profile clients as The Weinstein Company, Kmart, Polaroid and Reader's Digest. Underscoring its prowess in the restructuring space, Miller Buckfire ranked No. 13 in worldwide completed restructuring deal volume for the first half of 2010, according to Thomson Reuters. During the six-month period, Miller Buckfire worked on 7 deals worth a total of $4.4 billion. In U.S. completed restructuring volume, the firm ranked No. 10, with five deals worth a total of $3.6 billion.
153 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 895-1800
Employer Type: Private
Chairman: Henry S. Miller