Our History

At WLR, our experience in special situations and distressed investing is extensive, beginning in 1976 when Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. led the worldwide bankruptcy advisory practice at Rothschild Inc. There, for more than a decade, the team assisted in the restructuring of more than $200 billion in liabilities and was involved in major corporate restructurings and bankruptcies across the globe.

Why is our history important to our investors?

The distinctive heritage of WLR anchors the firm with an understanding and appreciation of value-oriented situations including bankruptcies, workouts across the globe, and special situations. Not only do we understand the law, we know how to work with a variety of constituents, including company managers and owners, governments, trade unions, investment and legal professionals.

We believe this knowledge equips us to assess the often conflicting needs of these constituents and craft the ideal solutions for investment success. Additionally, our experience and our relationships mean that we are often one of the first firms called to evaluate potential deals, and we have broad access to co-investments. This ability to be a solution provider to complex situations allows us to create quality businesses at attractive prices.


WL Ross & Co. LLC Investor Relations:
1166 Avenue of the Americas | New York, NY 10036 | (212) 826-1100 | investor.relations@wlross.com

1 Investments represented by WLR core distressed platforms from 1997–2014