In the early stages, corporate turnarounds can resemble a hospital emergency room, according to Malcolm McKenzie. Performing triage may be the only way to save the patient. He offers eight practical tips to execute a successful turnaround.
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.
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.
Vol. 14, No. 6
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.
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.
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.
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.