Bridgepoint Recognized by Turnaround Management Association for Contributions to Life Partners Restructuring Case

AUSTIN, TX–(Nov 21, 2017) – Bridgepoint Consulting, a leading Texas-based finance, IT and management consulting firm, was recently recognized by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) for its work on the Life Partners Holdings, Inc. restructuring case. Life Partners Holdings, Inc., was the 2017 recipient of TMA’s Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award for “Turnaround of the Year: Large Company.”

TMA honored 72 professionals at the Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Awards on October 23 in Fort Worth, Texas. Since 1993, TMA has honored excellence through its annual awards program, which recognizes the most successful turnarounds and impactful transactions. This year’s winners saved countless jobs and made a significant economic impact, both locally and globally.

The Life Partners restructuring is likely the first time ever a fraudulent scheme of this magnitude was converted to a legitimate enterprise, according to Ragan, whom led the transaction for Bridgepoint.

Related: Bridgepoint’s Dawn Ragan Recognized as “Turnaround Consultant of the Year” by Global M&A Network

“We are delighted to receive this recognition from TMA for the great accomplishment achieved by our Turnaround team, on behalf of thousands of investors in the Life Partners portfolio,” said Bill Patterson, Principal at Bridgepoint Consulting. “We have an outstanding team of professionals who are focused on delivering unique restructuring and business transformation solutions, and I am very proud of their dedication to and passion for serving our clients.”

“Every day, we help our clients navigate some very complex reorganizations or financial distress and this is truly a testament to our team’s hard work, restructuring capability and ability to work across industries,” said Ragan.

A 20-year veteran of the financial services and restructuring industry, Ragan leads Turnaround & Dispute Resolution Services for Bridgepoint’s Dallas office. Ragan and her team of professionals provide organizations with financial advisory, CRO, interim CFO and expert witness testimony.

Since 2008, Bridgepoint has helped more than 60 struggling companies with everything from Turnaround, Dispute Resolution, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and CRO Services. Learn more about the firm’s comprehensive Turnaround services here.

About Bridgepoint Consulting

Bridgepoint Consulting, an Addison Group company, is a leading Texas-based professional services firm that provides strategic services and highly qualified professionals to solve complex financial, management and technology challenges. Since 1999, we’ve been helping executives and management teams reduce their business and operational risks, bridge resource gaps and improve overall performance. Whether an organization needs interim expertise to improve infrastructure and processes, or strategic management of a major transition or transaction, Bridgepoint’s team of 140+ qualified professionals can help. The firm has offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. For more information on Bridgepoint Consulting, please visit our website at www.BridgepointConsulting.com.

About the Turnaround Management Association

The Turnaround Management Association (“TMA”) is the leading organization dedicated to turnaround management, corporate restructuring, and distressed investing.  Established in 1988, TMA has more than 8,300 members in 55 chapters worldwide, including 32 in North America. Members include turnaround practitioners, attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators, executive recruiters, and consultants, as well as academic, government, and judicial employees.

Since 1993, TMA has honored excellence through its annual awards program, which recognizes the most successful turnarounds and impactful transactions. This year’s winners saved countless jobs and made a significant economic impact, both locally and globally. TMA recognized the 72 honorees during a special awards celebration on October 23rd in Fort Worth, Texas.

The 2017 TMA Turnaround and Transaction of the Year Award (Large Company) Winners are as follows:

Turnaround of the Year: Large Company – Life Partners Holdings, Inc.

  • Katharine Battaia Clark, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • David M. Bennett, Thompson & Knight LLP
  • Jason S. Brookner, Gray Reed & McGraw LLP
  • Thomas Moran II, Asset Servicing Group, LLC
  • Jay H. Ong, Munsch Hardt
  • Dawn Ragan, Bridgepoint Consulting LLC
  • Joseph Wielebinski, Munsch Hardt
  • Dan Young, Vida Capital