Bitcoin Miners Are Being Squeezed by Higher Costs, Lower Revenue
The dramatic rise in bitcoin prices from late 2020 through 2021 prompted significant growth in the bitcoin mining industry, with the number of public bitcoin mining companies growing from a handful at the beginning of 2021 to over 20 by the first quarter of 2022. During that time, bitcoin mining...
Keys to Successful Crypto Company Turnarounds
Increased volatility, uncertainty, and the early signs of an uptick in restructuring activity were the headlines that closed out 2022. These characteristics have persisted into early 2023 and, while they apply to many industries, no industry has experienced as dramatic a change as the crypto...
Recent Appellate Decisions Spotlight Split on Postpetition Interest for Unimpaired Creditors
A recent wave of key decisions has placed a spotlight on an issue that has divided courts for years. That is, whether unimpaired creditors are entitled to postpetition interest in solvent debtor cases and if so, the appropriate rate of interest that should apply. Since these issues were last...
The Big Reset: Simplification of End-to-End Retail in Response to Increasing Inflation
Many retail organisations have gone through a significantly turbulent period, working hard to keep the lights on. For the last 12 to 18 months, they have been coping with supply chain issues, pricing optimisation after-effects, and systems producing information that still does not help them with...
Examining Recent Cycles for Clues to What Lies Ahead for Retailers
The retail sector continues to experience rapid innovation and disruption, reflecting an ongoing transformation of consumer behavior and preferences that affects how and for what people shop. Pressure is continuing to mount for retailers heading into 2023—liquidity is falling as inventory and...
Customer Acquisition and Connection in the Evolving Retail Environment
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, e-commerce sales (internet shopping and mail order) made up roughly 5.4% of retail sales in October 2000, excluding autos and gas stations. 1 That figure has risen steadily and is now close to 21% ( Figure 1 ). Since the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 and...
Three Issues  to Navigate to Avoid a Retailer’s Liquidation
Retail reorganizations fail at an alarming rate. While nearly half of all large retail Chapter 11 cases that begin with aspirations of reorganizing ultimately liquidate, only a small fraction of mega cases in other industries end in a liquidation. As a result of the retail business model and...
Considerations in  Financing Florida-Based Citrus  Enterprises
Since its beginnings as a niche tangerine and specialty citrus packer in 1927, the companies have grown through an effective balance of tradition and entrepreneurial spirit and are now managed by members of the third and fourth generations of the founding family. Based in Winter Haven, Florida, the...
Food Fight: A Clash of Conflicting Grain Statutory Schemes
I n re Express Grain Terminal, LLC 1 highlights clashes between Articles 2, 7, and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); clashes between the UCC and the federal Food Security Act (FSA); and clashes between Article 7 of the UCC and state laws regulating grain elevators. Express Grain Terminal LLC...
Working with Agricultural Enterprises: Understanding  the Lay of the Land
The essence of agriculture is converting energy from the sun into feed, food, fuel, and fiber. In a letter to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson described agriculture as “our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Many agricultural...