Deloitte CRG Newsletter

Hot topics and trends in corporate restructuring

The Deloitte Corporate Restructuring Group (Deloitte CRG) Newsletter addresses the current state and outlook for the Deloitte CRG practice, including recent engagements, announcements, case studies, and upcoming events.


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Upcoming events

iiBIG 2016 Distressed Energy Summit
October 20, 2016
John Little will be speaking on the Bankruptcy Roundtable panel during the upcoming iiBIG 2016 Distressed Energy Summit on October 20 in Houston, Texas.
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2016 TMA Annual Event
November 2-4, 2016
Michael Epstein will be presenting at the Brexit Breakfast during the 2016 TMA Annual November 2-4 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where Deloitte CRG will also be recognized as a recipient of the Non-Profit Transaction of the Year Award for its work with Tuomey d/b/a Tuomey Healthcare System, a South Carolina nonprofit corporation.
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Deloitte Dbriefs–Driving revenue through strategic investment in sales force effectiveness
November 28 | 2 p.m. ET
Many private companies today grapple with how digital, mobile, and social media technologies can drive demand for their products and support the sales cycle and revenue generation. How are sales management strategies evolving as a result? Learn how private companies can improve sales force effectiveness for competitive advantage.
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​Fireside chat with Deloitte CRG’s new Senior Lender Advisory Leaders

Deloitte CRG added two experienced senior lender restructuring advisers to enhance the Deloitte brand primarily in the New York City-centered lender market. Sean Cunningham and Bob Frezza were hired to co-lead the NY based senior lender advisory effort which rounds out the third leg of the restructuring “stool.” Deloitte CRG has further enhanced its experience and leadership to provide world class restructuring services to debtors and creditors throughout the capital structure as well as provide a full suite of investment banking services globally.

Read the full fireside chat here.

Warning signs of distress revealed: Steering by analytics tools and forecasting tools

By Vipul Adlakha and Kyle Richter

External pressures coupled with lack of planning/forecasting can lead companies to distress. See how these turnaround professionals view analytics as a vital tool to middle market companies as well as the importance of establishing strong data governance and financial planning strategies.

Read the full article here.

Cultivating employees often overlooked in turnarounds

By Sugi Hadiwijaya

The relationship between turnaround professionals and their clients’ personnel is delicate. Their interaction occurs on a day-to-day basis under difficult circumstances. While turnaround professional embrace the dynamics of a turnaround environment, most clients’ personnel find the situation highly stressful.

Read the full article here.

Recent engagements

Industrial Distribution Company Lenders
Deloitte CRG was recently hired by the lenders to a $1 billion industrial distribution company to assess the company’s weekly cash flow forecast, long term business plan/financial model, and evaluate the impacts of a sale to one of the company’s business units.

Oilfield Services Company
Deloitte CRG was hired to provide interim management and financial advisory services to a large oilfield services company, providing drilling services and support in eight states.

Leading Specialty Retailer
A specialty retailer with more than 600 stores and $800 million in sales engaged Deloitte CRG to support its emergence accounting effort. Deloitte CRG, working closely with Deloitte Tax LLP, is advising the company on various complex tax, industry, and technical accounting items related to its Chapter 11 emergence.

View additional featured engagements from Deloitte CRG.

Deloitte CRG news

We are pleased to announce that two directors have joined Deloitte CRG to bolster our New York team. Sean Cunningham will lead CRG’s creditor rights practice. Bob Frezza will focus on financial restructuring and related advisory services.

Sean has more than 20 years of experience working directly for and providing restructuring advice and services to debtors, senior lenders, and unsecured creditors. He has advised lenders and companies in numerous complex Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganizations, liquidations, and out-of-court settlements with a particular focus on advising senior lenders. Additionally, Sean has provided interim management services as chief restructuring officer (CRO) and chief operating officer (COO) of various entities.

Bob has more than 30 years of experience providing financial advisory services to clients across numerous industries in the US and Europe. He is highly experienced in leading creditors and debtors through complex restructuring engagements, both in out-of-court and in-court proceedings. Additionally, he has experience in M&A and refinancing transaction due diligence projects for private equity/hedge funds, private equity back portfolio companies, lenders, and acquisitive companies.

As used in this document, “Deloitte Advisory” means Deloitte & Touche LLP, which provides audit and enterprise risk services; Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, which provides forensic, dispute, and other consulting services; and its affiliate, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP, which provides a wide range of advisory and analytics services. Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP is not a certified public accounting firm. These entities are separate subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

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