Our focus on representing companies, boards of directors and equity holders—including entrepreneurs and private equity firms—enables us to avoid creditor representations that would give us a conflict of interest in aggressively representing our clients. Among firms expert in the restructuring business, Gordian Group is unique in our ability to provide such conflict-free advice.
We bring an exceptional combination of financial advisory experience in complex and distressed situations and a successful track record in providing expert witness and litigation support services.
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Gordian Group’s differentiating skill set
Another valuable factor that distinguishes us from other firms is our litigation expertise. We regularly work with the most successful litigation attorneys in the country. While many financial advisory firms have testifiers without much transactional experience and many investment banking firms have practitioners without much litigation experience, we bring both elements to the table. Importantly, this means that we can bring enormous credibility into a courtroom or mediation. But it also means that our advice at all stages of an assignment is informed by real world litigation experience. And we believe that gives our clients a decided advantage. The global economy has been battered by the securitization excesses of the last decade. Unlike many other Wall Street firms, Gordian Group did not create this mess. But, we are extremely active in cleaning it up.
Where there is not enough value to go around, Gordian Group specializes in wresting value for our clients — to their advantage and to the disadvantage of the other parties at the table. We are known in the financial restructuring community for our successful emphasis in recoveries for junior constituencies, such as old equity, even in circumstances where more senior securities were trading at heavily discounted values at the time we were retained.
Gordian Group has experience working on complex cases where we successfully enhance returns to equity, such as our work on behalf of Ben & Jerry’s, negotiating its sale to Unilever.
Our work on Integrated Electrical Services, Mississippi Chemical, Pinnacle Holdings, Sudbury, and Tracor demonstrates our approach to extracting value from other areas of the capital structure to the benefit of old equity and management in complex situations.
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