Robert W. Mathews is a consultant advising on investments and related debt financing, refinancing or restructuring as a Managing Director at Corporate Debt Advisors. He is also a financial advisor on acquisitions by Japanese strategic investors in the USA as a Senior Advisor of GR associates. He has 12 years of consulting experience dealing with challenging situations both with acquisitions and with distressed deals requiring negotiated solutions and creative problem solving to resolve issues. His banking background consists of 23 years of analysis of investment opportunities and business risks, assets and debt capacity for borrowers in the corporate, real estate, project finance, financial institutions and international sectors at the Chase Manhattan Bank and Barclays in New York, Tokyo, and London. He has been instrumental in closing over ninety transactions in a variety of industries including consumer products, retail, healthcare, energy, electric power, mining, metals, chemicals, transportation, infrastructure, and real estate.