Turnaround & Restructuring Services

Helping Distressed Companies

Overview

Watershed moments, like the impacts of COVID-19, can create unstable economic environments. Many companies struggle without a pathway to improvement and resolution. Most business executives have never studied or experienced distressed situations and need a partner to guide them.

We are Business Advisors with a history of consulting in turnaround situations. Our goal is to stabilize your organization, discuss alternatives, and help you return to growth. We work with debtors, lenders, creditors, trustees, and attorneys to help provide strategic and transparent solutions for companies in distress. Turnaround and Restructuring Services are sometimes the best way to maintain a business’ worth and our specialists focus on helping all parties weather difficult times, professionally and expeditiously.

It is best to engage early on in a distressed situation to preserve cash and have time to implement change, avoiding or minimizing negative outcomes.

Experience

  • Our banking experience in Special Assets and Credit provides the lender perspective which maximizes our ability to explore capital restructuring for our clients.
  • Our accounting expertise allows us to understand the financial data to identify issues and toggle between historical financial statements and cash requirements forecasting.
  • With over 50 years serving the middle market and our active participation in the Turnaround Management Association, we are able to connect with trusted capital providers.
  • We strive to make our services cost-effective and limit our services to those that provide impact.
  • The Team has earned Certified Turnaround credentials (CTP).

 

Services

Client Consultation

Complimentary discussions to identify concerns and limitations which could create financial challenges.

Covenant Consulting

A review of all loan and security agreements and amendments to identify lender covenants, reporting requirements, borrowing base calculations, and other lender requirements. Prepare projections to forecast covenant compliance.

Initial Assessment

We identify concerns, determine strategic alternatives to turnaround results, and develop action plans to ultimately avoid crisis situations. To keep services cost-effective, engagements are customized and may include:

  • A 13-week cash forecast to be used by management as the primary tool to ensure cash availability and lender compliance (including borrowing base calculations and projections).
  • A liquidity review to maximize cash flow and manage working capital.
  • A long-term viability assessment and business strategy.
  • An operational and profitability analysis.
  • An initial report of issues identified and recommended actions.

Turnaround Engagement

Implementation of strategies developed in the initial assessment that generally cover one quarter or 90 days. At the conclusion, management will receive an exit report including further recommendations and financial forecast model instructions.

 

 

Restructuring Enagagement

If an initial assessment reveals the need for capital or an exit strategy, we have the ability to work with stakeholders and trusted providers to refinance or sell the business. Capital options include debt or equity or working out a deal with a strategic partner. Together, we can discover the potential options and determine what is viable, as well as the timetables to complete such work.

Lender Services

Mueller offers customized lender services including:

  • Managed Assets Assistance
  • Borrower Financial and Operational Review and Analysis

 

 

  • Credit and Collateral Review
  • Field Audits
  • Underwriting Support

 

 

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Impairment Analysis
  • Wind-down Monitoring

 

 

Investment Bank Services

Mueller offers customized services including:

  • Seller Initial Assessment
  • Seller Profit Improvement
  • Sell Side Due Diligence
  • Quality of Earnings
  • Data Room Creation and Management

 

  • Credit Review and Analysis
  • Accounting Support

 

 

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