News & 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.
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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
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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
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A Restaurant Chain Went Looking for Fast Service

With the spurt in the number of distressed companies, it follows that many turnaround and merger and acquisition professionals are spending more time trying to sell underperforming and troubled companies.  Because today’s market clearly favors buyers, the real challenge of course, given the typical seller viability and liquidity issues, is to maximize value.  Morris·Anderson faced
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Tales from the Trenches

M·A&A was recently referred to an automation equipment manufacturer in the Midwest by a major middle-market lender.  The Company had a small $2 million Line and we were the second turnaround firm who had been retained to help.  The first firm was a big name who had charged $75,000 for a very nice “accounting type” report
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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.
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