Gordian Perspectives for April 2020

May 7, 2020

Is globalization on the rocks and can the U.S. decouple from China? Also, what ways can you and your board take advantage of distressed corporate situations?

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Debt Restructuring. Why Not Give the Company to Creditors?

April 13, 2020

Some will tell you that a distressed company belongs to the creditors. Should you just hand them the keys and move on or consider debt restructuring?

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The World Has Changed for Private Equity Firms

April 10, 2020

There is a whole new generation of private equity professionals who, heretofore, have known a business and economic environment where the living is easy: economic growth; artificially low interest rates; fawning lenders competing for their firm’s patronage and, relatedly, covenants that are incredibly generous. Things have changed fast and private equity firms need to pivot.

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Gordian Perspectives for March 2020

April 2, 2020

Deja (CLO) Collateralized Loan Obligations All Over Again. Storm clouds are gathering over the CLO market. Restructuring within the Cannabis industry.

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Will Limited Partners Have Limited Understanding?

March 23, 2020

Will Limited Partners Have Limited Understanding? Advising Private Equity Firms in This Crisis We are going through tumultuous, uncharted times.  Many Private Equity firms are being pressed to come up with a coherent battle plan with incomplete and constantly-changing information. … Read more

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Private Equity in the Time of Coronavirus

March 17, 2020

Private Equity in the Time of Coronavirus Advising Private Equity Firms in This Crisis The past couple of weeks have been game-changing.  The Coronavirus pandemic, the prospect of a full-blown recession and an earthquake in the capital markets have precipitated … Read more

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Gordian Perspectives for February 2020

March 6, 2020

Family Offices and direct investment in middle market deals. Does big oil have a do-or-die decade ahead because of climante change? And, are we in a “valuation bubble”?

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Ways Private Equity Firms Can Deal With Distressed Debt

February 27, 2020

Real world scenarios that private equity firms can consider when navigating a distressed debt situation in a portfolio company.

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Energy Sector in a Financial Crisis. Déjà Vu All Over Again

February 20, 2020

The energy sector is facing disruption and innovation. In this post we provide some insights on the challenges facing the exploration and production market.

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Gordian Perspectives for January 2020

February 6, 2020

The number of overleveraged companies that recognize they may have intractable debt problems is increasing and will we see an increase in hospital bankruptcies in the healthcare sector?

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Distressed Debt Trading Prices and PE Firms

January 28, 2020

A portfolio company’s distressed debt trading prices can be a cause of concern for a PE firm. Research, due diligence & assumptions need to be re-examined.

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Distressed Debt: Crisis or Opportunity?

January 20, 2020

Distressed debt is a sign of a corporate financial crisis but could represent an investment opportunity. What’s the cause and where are the opportunities?

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