Navigating the Middle Market: Monroe Capital Gets the Unitranche Bump

In an increasingly complicated lending market, sometimes it pays to keep it simple. In an interview with Tom Aronson and Lee Stern of Monroe Capital, ABF Journal contributor Carol Clouse discusses the growing popularity of unitranche loans, which were first widely used during the height of the financial crisis.

View From The Top: Turnaround Award Winner Reflects on Notable Assignments

The 2013 M&A Advisor’s Turnaround Consultant of the Year, Mesirow Financial Consulting President Larry Lattig, talks turnarounds, industry outlook and his good fortune at having a highly competent staff surrounding him.

FinalCut: JPMorgan, Wells to Finance Burger King/Tim Hortons Merger

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez provides his take on Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase’s commitment to provide a $9.5 billion debt financing package to support the recently announced Burger King/Tim Horton’s merger.

Growing ABL in Oil and Gas: Financing the U.S. Energy Boom

Harry R. Novak, SVP and regional business development manager for First Capital, explores the importance of the oil and gas industry, and challenges faced by ABL lenders financing companies in this fast-growing area of the U.S. economy.

Corporate Chapter 11 Bankruptcies: The Case for Venue Reform

Baker Donelson Attorney Susan Mathews makes a case for venue reform, explaining why corporate debtors should be accountable to local trade creditors, employees and communities and be required to file Chapter 11 at their home base.

October 2014

OCT 2014
Turnaround Management Issue
Vol. 12, No. 7

Choosing the Right Loan Structure — In a Borrower’s Market

Wells Fargo Capital Finance’s Barry Bobrow writes to the CFO to explain the benefits of stepping outside the traditional loan structure and into an asset-based facility. Using some case studies as an example, Bobrow is able to highlight why choosing an ABL structure better fits the needs of certain borrowers in an ever evolving market.

Seizing a Global Opportunity — Unlocking the International Demand for Credit

As U.S. companies continue expanding their offerings globally, asset-based lenders that successfully work with exporters, their customers and export credit insurers will open the door to tremendous growth opportunities.

The CFO in a Turnaround: Strategies for Trouble on the Horizon

Ken Naglewski, principal of The 180 Consulting Group and partner in Seabiscuit Partners, imparts wisdom to CFOs on recognizing signs of trouble and steps to take in dealing with lenders when a turnaround is imminent.

Leading Organizations Through ‘Big Change’

When an organization undergoes transformational change, it is imperative for leaders to implement simultaneous business and communications strategies to ensure employees embrace the new business landscape. Bob Domenz, founder and CEO of Avenue Marketing, discusses strategies to avoid “organizational swirl” and achieve a successful transition.