Workout Considerations to Make 2017 “A Happy New Year”

Even lenders who exercise the most thorough due diligence sometimes have to exit their loans. Turnaround specialist Ken Mann offers tips to help lenders make smart decisions in 2017.

The Ethics of Turnaround: Are Too Many Shades of Gray Affecting the Industry?

A strong sense of right and wrong is critical to restructuring a company in a way that benefits all stakeholders. Yet turnaround professional Robert Katz sees “shades of gray” becoming more prevalent and having a negative impact on the industry. He shares examples of these unsavory situations and points out ethical paths to avoid them.

September/October 2016

September/October 2016
Turnaround Management
Vol. 14, No. 6

Lenders and Turnaround Professionals: A Changing Relationship

Traditionally, lenders and turnaround professionals have worked in tandem to assure a positive outcome for the lender and the borrower. But since the onset of the Great Recession, that relationship has undergone many changes. Veteran turnaround professional and ABF Journal Contributing Editor Howard Brownstein shares some observations on this changing relationship.

Surviving a Restructuring: Developing a Strategy for Small- and Medium- Sized Debtors

Many small- and medium-sized businesses fail to succeed in restructuring through Chapter 11 because of the expense and lack of manpower. Stephen Selbst provides a step-by-step guide to preparing for Chapter 11 that will help companies control the process and produce a successful outcome.

No, Actually Malls Aren’t Dead: Three Reasons Why

It seems like only yesterday that the mall replaced Main Street as the place to hang out with friends, grab a burger or hunt for a pair of trendy jeans. Now the internet and social media have turned many malls into ghost towns as brick-and-mortar stores struggle to stay afloat and kids hang out on Snapchat and Instagram instead of the food court. But many malls are fighting back and using technology to reinvent themselves. Writer/editor Natalie Burg reports that malls aren’t dead yet.

Predictor of Success Following a Turnaround: Discipline Tools Can Keep a Company Afloat After Restructuring

Completing the restructuring process is a challenge for both a company and the turnaround professional who guides it through. Yet some companies may show signs of failing a second time. Brian Gleason illustrates how using the discipline tools introduced during turnaround can keep the ship afloat, even in rough waters.

Villanova 2016: Where Judges, ABL Lenders and Turnaround Pros Mingle

The 9th annual Villanova Education and Networking Conference offered ABL and turnaround professionals the opportunity to network with some of the nation’s top bankruptcy judges in a casual setting while discussing hot topics, like healthcare.

Distressed Lending: When to Consider Collateral over Cash Flow for Underwriting Term Loans

Using collateral instead of future cash flow may be in the lender’s best interest when underwriting a term loan. Joe Upson and Ken Mann explain how to evaluate when it is best to use collateral and what types of assets are safest for a lender to use.

The Volatile Energy Industry: Restructuring to Survive

As the price of oil continues its downward spiral, energy companies need to retrench and retract. Monty Kehl and Dennis Ulak of Huron Business Advisory provide a road map for survival.