Restructuring & Turnaround

The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Dec 2011

The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Once fraud is revealed, investor losses can be sudden and dramatic. When considering Asian investments, look beyond the audited financials.

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Unite And Conquer

Sep 2011

Unite And Conquer

Getting bigger is one way to cut costs and improve care, but merged hospitals often fail to achieve one or both goals. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, discusses what it takes to integrate operations and cultures.

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A Hard Look At Costs

Sep 2011

A Hard Look At Costs

As care costs rise, so does the gap between those who can and cannot afford treatment. Key industry players must come onboard to drive down fees and increase healthcare accessibility.

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Restricted Access

Mar 2011

Restricted Access

Banks are lending again, but new banking regulations, loan structures and products, coupled with more conservative bankers, make for tough going.

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Pressure Points

Mar 2011

Pressure Points

Activist shareholders are training their sights on how businesses deploy cash and run their operations. In this roundtable, corporate directors discuss the best ways to respond and a board’s proper role in helping companies compete and prosper.

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Ready. Aim...

Mar 2011

Ready. Aim...

After three years of hunkering down, deferring unnecessary investment and cutting costs, companies around the world are sitting on record levels of cash to spend as the global economy strengthens.

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Risks, Riots And Rewards

Mar 2011

Risks, Riots And Rewards

Diverse challenges, many of them unexpected, could slow Asia’s inexorable rise. Investors need to be wary, well informed and unafraid.

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In - And Out Of - Control

Nov 2010

In - And Out Of - Control

Private equity funds are becoming more engaged with their portfolio companies. But there’s a fine line between fostering and stifling.

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Making 1 + 1 = 3

Nov 2010

Making 1 + 1 = 3

Most mergers come up short of their goals. Avoiding these five key pitfalls can help companies realize their full potential.

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The First 100 Days

Nov 2010

The First 100 Days

Well before closing on the acquisition of a company, the sponsor should develop a 100-day plan for the acquired company that will put it on the path to achieving the sponsor’s investment goals.

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Filling The Corner Office

Nov 2010

Filling The Corner Office

When Cerberus Capital Management adds a new business to its portfolio, it knows just where to turn for management know-how.

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A World Of Growth

Nov 2010

A World Of Growth

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who recently joined FTI Consulting as Chairman of the Global Affairs Practice, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing private equity firms in emerging markets.

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Why borrowers should do their homework

Apr 2010

Why borrowers should do their homework

When searching for asset-based financing, it is important for a company’s finance team to understand the value of their assets and their cash flow. This involves understanding the appraised value of their fixed assets, examining their working capital assets, and ultimately understanding how those values will be viewed by their potential lender. In larger, widely syndicated transactions, another important consideration is the current market depth and capacity for other investors.

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Don’t Run Before You Can Talk

Oct 2009

Don’t Run Before You Can Talk

Realizing that you have a problem and need specialist turnaround help is the first step in seeking to re-establish your business. However, don’t overlook the impact that communications can have, both positively and negatively, on that process.

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When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Oct 2009

When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Credit rationing means there is, and will continue to be, a race to access funds. While market confidence remains fragile, a company’s ability to communicate how it is addressing the threats and opportunities created by the current climate has never been more important.

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Dealing with the Unforeseen

Oct 2009

Dealing with the Unforeseen

Great companies might not be able to predict the future, but they are ready for whatever fate throws their way. The FTI Journal examines best practices from a region familiar with crises.

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Turning the Turnaround on its Head

Oct 2009

Turning the Turnaround on its Head

In a turnaround situation, too many businesses rush to apply short-term fixes rather than diagnosing the real problem. There is only one cure: identifying the competitive advantage and transforming the corporate culture, while keeping a laser-sharp focus on the end-game.

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The Next Wave

Oct 2009

The Next Wave

A spike in maturities of corporate debt in the U.S. and other OECD countries threatens to capsize the nascent economic recovery. Falling assets prices, weak consumer demand and deleveraging by lenders means that many companies facing some $900 billion of speculative-grade debt maturities by 2014 will struggle to refinance. FTI Consulting counts the cost of going overboard during the boom years and examines the outlook for survivors.

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