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...
Adapt & Thrive: Innovative Strategies  to  Overcome  Real Estate  Distress
Distressed investing will be a prime focus in the commercial real estate world in 2024 and beyond as the perfect storm of maturities, increased borrowing costs, tighter lending standards, and reduced cash flow all combine for buying opportunities in office, multifamily, mixed-use, and hospitality...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
Distressed investing, the theme of this month’s Journal of Corporate Renewal , is particularly germane given the current economic backdrop and engagement uptick many professionals in the turnaround ecosystem have recently experienced. Today’s finance environment undoubtedly offers unique...
TMA Chicago/Midwest: What You Need to Know about Working Capital in a Turnaround

Field examiners play a crucial role in a workout by analyzing a company’s working capital to identify collateral shortfalls. During these unprecedented times, the need for early detection and intervention is crucial. While field examiners' primary focus is evaluating the collateral base, they...

Money, Money, Money: Questions of Risk, Regulation and a Whole New Investing Environment

From the 2023 TMA Distressed Investing Conference

What would it look like if regulation came to the unregulated? Would that put an end to banks efficiently offloading their distress? Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, other government bailout money, and private equity (PE) money...

Lender-on-Lender Violence: Recent Trends in Dropdown and Up-Tier Transactions

From the 2023 TMA Distressed Investing Conference

What are the takeaways from recent litigation? How do minority lenders protect themselves? Does increased restructuring activity change the lender approach? These topics, and more, will be discussed with a panel of experts.

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Asset-Based Lending Provides Structured Funding for Businesses in Turnaround
As the pandemic headwinds continue to buffet the economy and the spectre of spiralling energy costs and long-term inflation looms large, businesses that were once riding high now risk being deflected off course just at the time when they are trying to navigate their emergence. With near-term...