Asset-based lending can be an attractive business, but not every organization is built for it. Charlie Perer of SG Credit Partners outlines why some community banks were quick to seek ABL out and just as quick to exit the space.
Carl Lane wasn’t always in turnaround management, but he has become one of the top professionals in the field during the course of his career. With a focus on winning early and establishing relationships, Lane is set to lead Willow Tree Consulting Group and its clients through challenges in the present and future.
By taking a new direction and consolidating its asset-class focus, Briar Capital transformed itself and found greater success than it ever had as a pure asset-based lender. The firm’s president, Jeff Van Sickle, describes the process of converting the company into a real estate financier for ABL borrowers and shares lessons learned along the way.
Juanita Schwartzkopf of Focus Management Group argues that the operating cycle is more than just a simple calculation and walks through a real-world example to illustrate its importance for forecasting and managing working capital.
David Weinstein of Blacksail Capital Partners explores the rough and tumble end of the lending spectrum, focusing on those non-regulated lenders who deal exclusively in the lower middle market. He explains why these lenders are willing to take on more risk and why collateral is the most important piece of the credit equation.
The May jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics was surprisingly strong judging from the headline numbers. As Michael Eisenband of FTI Consulting explains, a more thorough reading of the report shows that the unemployment rate was not entirely accurate. He points out the discrepancies and explains how this “economic happy talk” could lead to painful results in the long-term.
More than two months of nationwide shutdowns have taken a toll on the nation’s economy, deteriorating optimism from earlier in the year among lenders. Michael E. Jacoby and Jessica Zwirzina walk through the results of Phoenix Management Services’ quarterly “Lending Climate in America” survey to capture the current sentiment.
The oil and gas industry is hurting and that will lead to many bankruptcies and restructurings within the space. W. Lynn Loden provides guidance for reluctant upstream oil and gas investors with a particular focus on future tax considerations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a grinding halt, but the LIBOR transition timeline has not been affected. Colleen Hsia and Zaman Toleafoa of FTI Consulting explain how companies must use effective communication and other strategies to make sure they are still preparing adequately.