October 2002 Specialty Lending Supplement

The Making of a Syndicated Deal
By Jim Connolly

In turbulent times syndicating loans, or spreading debt among players, helps lenders manage their portfolios by reducing risk,
improving returns and increasing fee business. Distributing debt among lenders isn’t as easy as it used to be simply because there
aren’t as many lenders as there used to be. (Ref # ABL053)

Accounts Receivable Financing: A Help to Both Growing and Troubled Companies
By Martin F. Blake

Accounts receivable financing has come into its own as an important option for businesses who need cash and may be shut off from
traditional lending sources. A/R Financing works well for all stages of a company’s growth and financial development. (Ref # ABL054)

Defending the “Fort” in a Turnaround — Lender’s Counsel Can Play Key Role
By Michael P. Bonner

A turnaround is a lender’s equivalent of a general defending a fort against attack. As such, lender’s counsel must be prepared
to do battle, armed with such skills as creative problem solving, effective communication and the ability to actively participate
in the decision making process. (Ref # ABL055)

Boots on the Ground: The Importance of Effective New Business Strategies in the Current Marketplace
By Barry Yelton

In today’s challenging environment, asset-based lenders will need to get back to the basics of ABL marketing in developing new
business strategies. Simple activities, such as involvement in local networking associations, lets your competitors know that
you mean business. (Ref # ABL056)

In Bankruptcies, Lenders are Often Portrayed as Villains
By Walter M. Einhorn

In spite of the sensationalism associated with such high-profile bankruptcies as Enron and WorldCom, the fact remains that there
are a good number of responsible lenders who work hard to ensure the best possible outcome of a bankruptcy. (Ref # ABL057)

Myth of the Blanket Lien
By Donald F. Clarke

The objective of this article is to put secured lending and the inherent risks in proper perspective. Obtaining a blanket lien on
a borrower’s assets and believing that it sufficiently addresses the risks of a credit is a myth. It is necessary to study the
collateral base carefully and understand the pitfalls involved. (Ref # ABL058)

Factoring & the Bankruptcy Code… A Question of Voidable Preference
By Michael W. Ullman

In the following article, Michael Ullman explains how, under the Bankruptcy Code, a secured creditor can receive a preferential
transfer without having received a payment with the 90-day debtor’s preference period. (Ref # ABL059)

What to Look for in an Asset-Based Lender
By Evon G. Rosen

When a company no longer qualifies for a traditional bank loan, bankers will often refer these companies to a finance company for
an asset-based loan. In the following article, the author outlines what clients should look for in an asset-based lender. (Ref # ABL060)