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Turnarounds/Special situations

17 January 2013

Outside of Greece, distressed debt deal-making declines $

While debt and bankruptcy restructuring activity doubled in 2012, much of this can be attributed to Greece's latest debt exchange transaction, as deal activity declined elsewhere on 2011 totals.

16 March 2010

European Distressed Debt Market Outlook 2010 $

In early 2009, the impact of the global credit crisis eventually spilled over from the financial sector into the real economy. Corporate activity slumped dramatically and over-leveraged businesses acquired during the boom years came under severe financial pressure due to reduced consumer demand. Banks and loan investors struggled to cope with the sheer number of debt workouts and demands for emergency funds.

4 December 2007

Shopping for Distressed Companies $

The end of the credit bubble may be the first shoe to drop towards a new spike in default rates and corporate debt restructurings over the next couple of years. However, the dynamics of these restructurings may be different from the last time default rates spiked and may provide opportunities for private equity sponsors, writes Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

15 June 2007

Do’s and don’ts for investors in global distressed asset markets $

During the 2007 Wharton Restructuring Conference in Philadelphia, investment experts shared their insights on the unique characteristics of specific global markets for distressed assets and the international issues that crop up on financial, legal and operational fronts. They noted that each market calls for strategies carefully calibrated to local culture, that sourcing accurate information is critical, and that extracting value from distressed assets is more about people skills and trust-building than clever spreadsheets and financial engineering.

5 December 2006

The river runs through his veins $

The Yarkon River has undergone an environmental transformation, says the Israel Venture Capital Journal. In this IVCJ article, Isabel Maxwell profiles David Pargament – the turnaround specialist that made it happen.

7 November 2006

When the going gets tough… talking to the turnaround professionals $

The law of averages will not be denied, notes Calibre One Interim. As the torrent of cash pouring in to private and public equity deals breaches the floodgates of long-term sustainability, business failures continue to rise. The degree of leverage increasingly applied to such deals only adds to the probability of lending defaults.

31 October 2006

Bad news is good news: ‘distressed for control’ investing $

Knowledge Wharton examines the relatively fledgling arena of 'distressed for control' investing, a growing industry that combines elements of both private equity and hedge funds.

20 February 2006

George Moore on turnarounds in the UK $

In this AltAssets interview, turnaround expert George Moore talks about the current state of the UK turnaround business, his approach to saving distressed businesses, and about his work with private equity houses.

14 September 2005

Private equity buyer strategies for successful distressed investing $

In this article, Richard N Tilton discusses some of the ways in which a distressed debt investor in private equity can try to force a company in Chapter 11 to sell its assets or agree to a reorganization plan sponsored or funded by the general partner.

30 March 2004

Distressed private equity: spinning hay into gold $

The market for rebuilding troubled companies has never has been as fertile as it is today, but competition in the distressed private equity field is increasing. Ann Cullen of HBS Working Knowledge looks at what separates the winners from the losers in turn-around situations.

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