News & Insights

Saving Your Restaurant Group – March 27, 2020

The Restaurant Industry much like the Retail Industry has long had too many locations and too many brands that have no current reason to exist (ironically bankruptcy filings often call these “iconic” brands). Now that the impact of the Coronus Virus has shut down the majority of the restaurant business, we are going to see
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Receivership Strategy When Risk is Long and Time is Short

Lenders are faced with difficult circumstances when a borrower’s business and the bank’s collateral is deteriorating.  The downward spiral often includes declining or negative earnings, insufficient cash flow, declining enterprise value, escalating trade debt and “tripped” financial covenants.  Further, management has not been able to reverse these negative trends and worse, have likely not been
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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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