Derek Pitts is a Senior Advisor. He was previously a Managing Director and Co-Head of our Capital Transformation and Debt Advisory team. He joined the firm in 2016.


A seasoned advisor with more than twenty-two years of experience across the special situation, restructuring and distressed debt advisory landscape, Derek has represented various clients on several high-profile restructurings, capital markets, M&A, and special situation engagements. His broad transaction experience comprises mid-market and large-cap companies in various sectors including energy, textiles, retail, apparel, consumer products, restaurants, and general industries.

Before joining Solomon Partners, Derek served as a Managing Director in the Financial Restructuring Group of Houlihan Lokey, which he joined in 2000. Prior to Houlihan, Derek spent eight years in corporate finance, including as division CFO and Director of Business Development, and was responsible for building out finance organizations and executing corporate transactions.


Derek received a B.S. from Northeastern University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.


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