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.
In January, 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.
Distress deals present growing opportunity for senior living buyers
Featuring Louis E. Robichaux
Mid-sized senior living providers that are looking to grow have opted to build rather than buy lately, in part because they’ve been priced out of the acquisition market. But these operators soon could be seeing more opportunities to expand their footprints by purchasing—if they’re willing and able to navigate the more complex types of deals around distressed properties.
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.
Cultivating employees often overlooked in turnarounds
By William Snyder and 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.
Forest Park Medical Center at Frisco, LLC
Forest Park Medical Center at Frisco, LLC (“Client” or “Debtor”) is a state-of-the-art, physician-owned specialty surgical hospital located in an affluent suburb of Dallas, Texas. In response to a liquidity crisis, Deloitte CRG was hired by the Client to provide a Chief Restructuring Officer (“CRO”) and related restructuring and reorganization services. Deloitte CRG’s professionals, including the CRO, assisted the Debtor in identifying a source of Debtor in Possession financing from the Client’s landlord and quickly prepared the Client to file a Chapter 11 petition. A Deloitte CRG professional currently serves as CRO and is overseeing the Debtor’s bankruptcy process.
Deloitte CRG was recently retained by a food distributor to assess operational and financial performance. The engagement identified potential opportunities to improve EBITDA, inventory turns and customer fill rates. Key initiatives included assisting the client with SKU rationalization, development of inventory management processes and tools, organizational changes, and warehouse management.
Big Data Technology Services Provider
Deloitte CRG was hired to assist a Big Data technology services provider in its efforts to develop its strategic options and begins the execution path. Our efforts include supporting a seasoned management team and a well-known industry investment banker as the banker assists the company to raise additional capital and manages through this process.
Deloitte CRG news
We are pleased to announce that two new 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.
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