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Operating a Distressed Business

Too Late for Distressed Business?

90 Second Lesson: Is a Business Turnaround Still Possible?

How to Know When It’s Too Late for a Distressed Company [Editors’ Note: This lesson is part of our irregular series in which we answer readers’ questions. If you have a question, submit it to [email protected] and we will try to answer it.] Question Depending on the extent of a company’s financial and management woes, […]


Liquidity Crisis is a Melting Ice Cube

How a Distressed Company Can Manage Cash and Stakeholders in a Liquidity Crisis

Considerations for Companies in a Cash Crisis A liquidity crisis is a severe financial situation in which a company does not have enough cash or cash-convertible assets, which can lead to defaults and bankruptcy. Managing cash is critical when working to preserve or maintain solvency in order to maximize opportunities for a successful turnaround or […]


Liquidity and Capital Structure

The Importance of Liquidity in the Capital Structure of a Distressed Company

How Liquidity Becomes the Kryptonite of a Distressed Company’s Capital Structure A company’s “capital structure” is the array of its liabilities and equity. It is often described by the debt to equity ratio, which is the amount of total debt divided by total equity. Capital structure commonly consists of three main components: working capital (also […]


Special Committees in Bankruptcy

The Independent Director Role in Optimizing Corporate Workouts and Bankruptcy Outcomes

How Can Special Committees Influence Your Bankruptcy? The appointment of independent directors may benefit a financially distressed business throughout its restructuring process, including during a bankruptcy case. An outside voice can guide a company through the process while fending off claims of conflict of interest by the court. What is an Independent or Non-Executive Director? […]


Issues in healthcare restructuring

Potential Pitfalls and Opportunities in Healthcare Restructuring

How Unique Issues in Healthcare Restructuring Set It Apart from Corporate Restructuring   Over the past decade, arguably no industry experienced such dramatic regulatory change or consistent legislative uncertainty as healthcare. Today, continued efforts to repeal, defund, replace, or amend the Affordable Care Act—coupled with rising pharmaceutical costs, increased competition, massive capital investment expenses, etc.—virtually […]


90 Second Lesson: What will your lender do if you default on a commercial loan?

QUESTION: Scott T,  emailed, asking, “I have a client who owns a few income-producing properties and she thinks she may not be able to make her next mortgage payments to her lender. What should I tell her to expect?” ANSWER: Once a loan default occurs or is looming, a proactive mortgage lender should be expected […]


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