Inflation has been on the rise for years, but it really surged in 2022, creating an operating environment not seen since the early 1980s. However, inflation can’t be an excuse for poor business performance, particularly when there are strategies to find a successful way forward.
It’s no longer news that the supply chain is under unprecedented stress, but just how extensive is the damage and what can businesses due to adapt? Juanita Schwartzkopf of Focus Management Group provides some guidance.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ramps back up through the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, a tentative ‘new normal’ has set in for borrowers and lenders alike. Juanita Schwartzkopf explains how asset-based lenders should adjust their evaluation processes for working capital in this environment.
Focus Management Group served as financial advisor to Gabriel’s Liquor in the company’s acquisition by Omega Capital Group after Gabriel’s Liquor’s Chapter 11 filing.
Chapter 11 filings are being used as ways to Implement 363 sales more so than in previous decades, according to Juanita Schwartzkopf, who dives into the 363 sales process and becoming a stalking horse bidder.
Despite the economic hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are still loans to be made. Juanita Schwartzkopf of Focus Management Group explains why the timing couldn’t be better to refinance.
Focus Management Group added Perry Kalajian as a senior managing director to meet the firm’s growing activity levels for its turnaround management team and corporate restructuring services. Kalajian brings many years of experience in finance, banking, restructuring and bankruptcy.
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.
Stephen Weber joined Focus Management Group as managing director. Weber has more than 28 years of experience in transactional consulting, business management, public accounting, corporate finance, litigation support, forensic investigations and business valuation.
It will take some creativity when companies sit down to conduct year-end accounting in 2020. Juanita Schwartzkopf of Focus Management Group runs through the many items to consider and emphasizes the importance of simply asking questions.