FinalCut: U.S. Attorney Says JPMorgan-Madoff Case Won’t Be Last Big One

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez provides his take on a January speech given by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists in which Bharara said the $1.7 billion penalty JPMorgan Chase paid for violating the Bank Secrecy Act in connection with the Bernard Madoff fraud would not be the only aggressive action his office plans to take.

FinalCut: Former GE Capital Exec to Head New Investors Bank ABL Unit

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez provides his take on Investors Bank’s launch of an ABL group to be led by David Viggiano.

FinalCut: Banks Seen at Risk Five Years After Lehman Collapse

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez provides his take on a Bloomberg report finding that, five years after the Lehman collapse, Dodd-Frank and new international capital rules haven’t made the U.S. banking system safe enough or kept banks from being too big to fail.

FinalCut: GE Capital Breaks New Ground in Japanese ABL Market

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez provides his take on GE Capital’s agreement to provide a $20 million revolver to Imation in Japan, where asset-based lending is a relatively new form of corporate funding.

FinalCut: PacWest to Acquire CapitalSource; MB Financial to Acquire Taylor Capital

This issue’s FinalCut presents a whimsical rendering of the merger of PacWest Bancorp and CapitalSource and MB Financial’s acquisition of Taylor Capital.

FinalCut: Oreck Files for Bankruptcy

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez offers his portrayal of the Chapter 11 filing by vacuum manufacturer Oreck – assets of which are subject to a lien securing a $20 million line of credit from a lender group led by Wells Fargo – and the Oreck family’s bid to reclaim the company from Black Diamond Capital Management.

FinalCut: Former Burdale Executive Team to Lead New ABL

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shares his creative rendering of the launch of Siena Lending Group, which provides ABLs to small and mid-market businesses and offers an asset-based product for community banks.

FinalCut: JPMorgan-Led Group Ups J.C. Penney Borrowing Capacity

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shares his interpretation of J.C. Penney increasing its borrowing capacity by $100 million through a 27-bank lender group led by JPMorgan.

FinalCut: Wells Fargo Provides ABL to Support SUPERVALU Cerberus Deal

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shares his depiction of SUPERVALU’s deal to sell some of its grocery store chains to Cerberus Capital and its related $900 million facility led by Wells Fargo.

FinalCut: Over Two Dozen Bidders to Vie for Hostess

ABF Journal illustrator Jerry Gonzalez shares his depiction of the barrage of bidders — including Wal-Mart Stores, Kroger Co., Grupo Bimbo and Alpha Baking — vying for the assets of Hostess Brands as part of the company’s liquidation.