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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Energy Instability, Market Volatility, and Associated Risk for Investors

From the 2023 TMA Distressed Investing Conference

The next 1-3 years are going to be bumpy, with energy prices and high capital costs squeezing companies and causing a lot of problems. In this exciting session, you’ll hear from panelists who have experience in varying aspects of energy...

Deals and Steals: Consumer Spending Shifts and Impacts on Investors and Lenders

From the 2023 TMA Distressed Investing Conference

Among the many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, shifts in consumer spending caused unprecedented volatility. Companies that were agile enough to pivot quickly seized the opportunities for growth in areas such as health and fitness, home...

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...
Pressures Continue to Grow in the Ag, Logistics Industries
As I pen my guest editor column for this edition of the Journal of Corporate Renewal focused on retail, it is the first week of 2023, and retail is once again challenged. Inflation is high, consumer confidence is down, and inventory levels remain challenged. A number of large retailers appear to be...
The Biotech Battalion Takes on Pharmaceuticals, Assets, and Investments

From the 2022 TMA Annual

Learn the ABCs of the biotech world, including restructuring in biotech. What is the market like for this industry, and where is the money going? Where does the FDA process fit in, and what are the unique considerations regarding the erosion of asset value? What...

The Unprecedented Financial Crisis of the Evergrande Group

From the 2022 TMA Annual

All eyes are on the largest property developer in China, the Evergrande Group, as offshore creditors holding bonds and notes are looking at billions of dollars in losses if they do not act to protect their interests in various jurisdictions. The preliminary...