Special Situations & Distressed M&A
Stout professionals have significant experience advising in “special situations” where a company is facing an inflection point due to liquidity challenges, debt maturities or covenant compliance issues which can result from company-specific issues or cyclical and/or secular changes. In these situations, it is often imperative that the company and its advisors respond quickly to preserve flexibility, maximize the range of alternatives available, and ultimately preserve value for the company’s constituents.
Our Special Situations team is bolstered by the strength, expertise, and global reach of the entire Stout investment banking platform. We dedicate a full team of senior professionals with special situations and industry expertise to offer objective, unbiased advice regarding the range of strategic and capital structure alternatives that may be available. We advise debtors, lenders and other creditors of middle market companies navigating through varying levels of financial distress, and have extensive experience consummating transactions both out-of-court and through in-court proceedings.
Industries experiencing heightened vulnerability during the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, and where Stout offers extensive, sector-related insights, include: Automotive; Energy, Utilities, Oil and Gas; Healthcare; Diversified Industrials; Retail; and Media.
- Evaluation of strategic alternatives
- Capital structure assessment
- Negotiating amendments (covenant relief, amend and extend, etc.)
- Raising capital (rescue/bridge financing, DIP, mezzanine debt)
- Distressed mergers & acquisitions
- Chapter 11/§363 bankruptcy sales
- Providing valuation / expert testimony in bankruptcy proceedings
Awards and Accolades
Stout has been recognized by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and The M&A Advisor for the restructuring of Acadiana Management Group (AMG) and recognized by The M&A Advisor for the restructuring of Country Fresh Holdings (2022).
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