My View
Generally, it’s a judge’s job to apply the law to the evidence presented at a hearing and decide whether the moving party has met its burden or whether one or the other party has made the more compelling case. Trials and hearings typically involve witnesses testifying as to the facts of the matter...
Turnarounds Through Generations
Margaret Good, CTP, has been a pioneer in the turnaround field, starting a boutique consulting firm, the Meridian Group, in 1988, becoming one of first female Certified Turnaround Professionals in 1997, and eventually helping shape the industry through her work not only in the industry, but also...
Waves
There is probably no tougher military training than what the Navy SEALs endure. So, to try and make any analogy to asset-based lending is a very long putt. Or is it? ABL professionals may not be facing life-and-death decisions around every corner like a SEAL in a combat scenario, but lessons can be...
CTPs in  North America &  Europe Are  Paving the Way
Curt Flood in baseball, the Dave Clark Five in rock ‘n’ roll, Oprah Winfrey in entertainment, Steven Jobs in technology, and Sheila Smith in turnaround and restructuring work. What do all these figures have in common? They were trailblazers and luminaries in their field—and just darn awesome. What...
Leading in a  Disrupted  World
The global economy is showing signs of improvement in 2024, led by particularly robust growth in the United States and more subdued, but strengthening, activity in China and the European Union. While inflation appears to be moderating in much of the leading economies, central bank determination to...
My View
One of many advantages of becoming or being a member of the Turnaround Management Association is the ability to distinguish yourself among other turnaround and restructuring professionals by obtaining a Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) or Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation. A...
Getting Real in Later Stage, Venture-Backed  Companies
Later stage, venture-backed companies often seek advice as they find themselves languishing in the neverland between being heavy on intellectual property assets and light on commercial products or services. They are at a point in their evolution where the concept is proven and customers are...
Distressed Business Investment Insights Amid a Volatile 2024
Much of what is ailing many businesses at the current time directly relates to interest rate levels, the cost of capital, and the difficulty of refinancing. This article is a topline look at these and other factors contributing to distress among companies across a range of industries, with a focus...
Planning for Success in Litigation Finance Deals
For years, plaintiffs involved in contentious, complex, and long-running commercial disputes have relied on third parties to provide financial support to see their matters through to an ultimate disposition (or an intervening settlement). The landscape for litigation finance was traditionally...
Exploring  the  Special  Situations  Dual-Track Transaction Process
In the realm of corporate finance, the concept of a dual-track transaction process has been applied to three types of transactions, each quite different in the specifics, but all with an eye toward improving optionality, fostering competition, and minimizing risk of failure. The first, the...