Category: Published Articles

The True Face of Dilution (Part 2 of 3)

Field examiners may spend a considerable time scrubbing a borrower’s trade accounts receivable (A/R). Often the resulting ineligibles proposed are met with the following question “Isn’t this all covered by dilution?” Knowing the answer to the question is critical to ensuring that the borrowing base formula adequately protects an asset-based lender. ABF Journal’s coverage on field examinations continues with the second part of a three-part series.

There Has to be a Better Way

Preparing an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding, on the other hand, can lead to useful information about the debtor and its other creditors, may provide the impetus necessary to convince the debtor to reach a little deeper into its pocket. And, taking the steps necessary for preparing the petition will prepare you for that option, should it become desirable and necessary.

The Rise of the Quickie Bankruptcy

As the pace and timeframe with which Chapter 11 filings are processed becomes condensed, commentary — both good and bad — has focused on the role of the prepackaged bankruptcy. Kevin Lombardo says that while prepacks have their place, firms must “tread lightly” on this insolvency path that’s gaining in popularity.

When the Floodgates Burst

Business Continuity planning is an integral and important part of running any type of company. The process is not complicated, however it is time consuming and requires proper project management. It is a good idea to get outside help with the project design and management, unless your company possesses both the expertise and time required to create a robust and effective BRP.

Tomorrow Will Look A Lot Like Today

As we begin a new year, Stevan Buxbaum urges secured lenders to take advantage of the great opportunities that exist in tumultuous times. But, he advises, such opportunities will only pan out if approached with discipline, diligence and perhaps most importantly, the realism that was lacking in the days of irrational exuberance.

Detecting & Derailing Fraud

When considering your organization’s approach to detecting, eliminating and preventing fraud, trust your intuition and suspicions, and take a hard look into the facts surrounding any gut feeling you have. Put practical procedures in place, then monitor the environment in high-risk areas. When it comes to fraud, it’s not a matter of “if” it will happen, but rather, of how well you are prepared when it does.