Industry Insights

Supply Chain Risk Is A Rising Tide

By Michael Boudreau CPA, CTP, CFF – November 2019 The auto industry moves the needle in many different geographic markets and it often trickles down to other commercial industries. Stress cracks at the OEM level often create shock waves down the supply chain which increases risk factors at the Tier I, II and III suppliers.

Beef Is Getting Pricier and You Can Blame Asia for That

By Kirk Maltais – Updated Oct. 17, 2019 1:09 am ET Cattle prices in the U.S. have risen since September, as a protein shortage in Asia drives bets that livestock will be in increasingly high demand. Live cattle futures on the CME are up 14% from the start of a rally on Sept. 10 to nearly $1.14 a

Pity the Poor Consignor: Term Loan Lender Prevails

July 2019 – Stephen Selbst In TSA Stores, Inc. v. Sport Dimension, Inc., the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Bankruptcy Court”) recently held that a term lender with a junior lien on the debtor’s inventory prevailed over a consignor that had failed to perfect its security interest under the Uniform Commercial

Bankruptcy Primer for the CRO

This presentation contains an outline of the bankruptcy primer for CROs which includes the retention of CROs and how to close a case.

Business Services – A Framework for Success

To understand the framework for success, one must understand the business services model and the fundamental layers of a business organization. This presentation contains an outline of the framework for success for any business and an in-depth explanation of SKU Tower.

Maximizing Estate Value in Wind Downs

To understand how to maximize the estate value in wind downs, one must understand today’s changing landscape, being realistic, and how to move quickly in a narrow window. This presentation contains information about keys to success, the pitfalls to success, how to assemble a core team, and what the hidden gems are. Click the slides

The Role of a Financial Advisor in Chapter 11 and Out-Of-Court Workouts

To understand the role of a financial advisor, one must know the qualifications and characteristics of a financial advisor as well as their numerous pertinent tasks. This presentation contains an outline of the tasks of a financial advisor. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under the slides to view full

Mentoring Overview

To understand mentoring, one must first understand the concept of mentoring, including both the client’s perspective and the mentor’s perspective. This presentation contains an outline of the mechanics of how a mentoring program is conducted. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under the slides to view full screen.

How to Sell a Distressed Business

To understand selling a distressed business, one must first understand the difference between distressed business purchases and traditional mergers and acquisitions. This presentation contains an outline of the key points on selling distressed businesses and what common mistakes buyers make when purchasing a distressed business. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the

Buying Distressed Businesses

To understand buying a distressed business, one must first understand the issues one may face when buying a distressed company and the common mistakes buyers make when purchasing distressed businesses. This presentation contains a summary of the different typical forums for distressed sales and the sale structure. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and

Liquidation and Sales: Alternatives to Chapter 7 or 11

To understand distressed businesses, one must know how to liquidate and distribute the assets of a financially distressed business in and out of court. This presentation contains a summary of the benefits of liquidating or selling a financially distressed business. This includes insight on trust agreements, common-law assignments, and what issues one may face. Click

Pre-Bankruptcy Planning

Before filing a business for bankruptcy, one must first understand the alternatives to filing and exit strategies. This presentation contains a summary of the key elements one should consider before filing their business for bankruptcy. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under the slides to view full screen.

General Motors & the State of the Auto Industry

This presentation contains an in-depth analysis of how General Motors got in trouble, their restructuring plan, and the current market conditions of the auto industry. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under the slides to view full screen.

The Restaurant Industry

To understand the restaurant industry, one must understand the different types of restaurants, customer trends, and the financial state of the industry. This presentation contains an outline of the turnaround levers that improve restaurant results and the factors that affect restaurants in distress. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under

Trends and Issues in Middle-Market Workouts

This presentation contains an outline of the eight major trends and issues in middle-market workouts along with thoughts on lender tactics. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls under the slides to view full screen.

The Uniqueness of a Family Owned Business

Understanding why companies underperform, what the signs of trouble are, and how to stay out of financial distress can help one’s family-owned business to remain in operation and successful. This presentation contains information on how family-owned businesses are different and how to avoid underperforming. Click the slides to advance the presentation, and use the controls

Turnaround Consulting

This presentation contains an outline of Turnaround Consulting and MorrisAnderson’s process.

How to Hire the Right Financial Advisor

Before you hire a Financial Advisor, you need to know how to find the right one for your needs.This presentation contains an outline of why you may need a financial advisor and how to hire the right one.

The ABCs of Printing

To understand printing, one must first understand the various printing methods used today to print a product. This presentation contains an outline of the printing process then a pictorial of the printing process.

How Casual Dining Restaurants Can Take Back Their Lunch

Anyone eating at an Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Ruby Tuesday, or TGI Fridays is patronizing a casual dining restaurant. Casual dining establishments provide table service and have “price points of approximately $15 per meal” and “menus with a much wider range of choices” than the hand-held food offerings of quick-service

Healthcare Workouts – Unique Attributes (Video)

Ken Mann sits down with Dan Dooley, CEO of MorrisAnderson, to discuss the unique attributes you will find in a restructuring case involving a healthcare business, including the fact that people frequently die. In about ten minutes, you can get a little smarter about: • Accounts Receivable Issues • Differences in Corporate Structure and decision

Retail Restructuring 101

How many times have you heard or read some variation of that claim from “experts” over the last year? Last time we checked, consumers still need or want goods and they need to purchase those goods somewhere. The question is, where?