Category: ABF Journal Cover Stories

Strategic Acquisition to Drive Profits: MB Business Capital’s Michael Sharkey Sees Bright Future for Rebranded ABL

In this Q&A with Michael Sharkey, the president of MB Business Capital discusses plans for the newly rebranded commercial bank, formerly Cole Taylor Business Capital, following MB Financial’s acquisition of Taylor Capital Group in August 2014. Sharkey aims to steer MB Business Capital toward becoming one of the country’s top ABLs.

Anatomy of a Fraud: Playing Defense to Minimize Losses

Joseph Iannuccilli, founder and CEO of Sound Shore Financial, recounts a memorable fraud uncovered by his field examination firm, and illuminates why a field exam is key to avoiding or minimizing loan losses for a lender. In this case, the lender noticed availability tightening, receivable turnover dramatically increasing and the loan balance rising.

The Restructuring of Kodak: Bringing Two Well-Positioned Companies into Focus

From Eastman Kodak Company’s storied past to its struggles with market forces and Chapter 11, AlixPartners takes us inside how it played a pivotal role in restructuring and splitting apart an iconic company that stands as one of the most innovative, unusual and successful deals ever consummated in the history of cross-border insolvency.