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Bankers Buy Back Gordian from Allied Capital

September 20, 2007

Investment bankers Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley have bought back Gordian Group LLC from Allied Capital Corp., The Deal has learned. Although published reports from five years ago say that Washington- based Allied Capital acquired all of Gordian through an … Read more

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Status Quo at the Abyss? | Directors & Boards

July 1, 2006

Crisis Management Book Review: Distressed Investment Banking To the Abyss and Back Faced with some combination of impending liquidity and capital-structure crises, companies and their boards of directors may consider multiple options. One option is to maintain the status quo … Read more

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Book Review: Distressed Investment Banking – To the Abyss and Back | INSOL World

December 1, 2005

by Donna Duke Despite the gloomy title, this is an entertaining book. It is a practical guide, often accompanied by amusing observations, to insolvency and recovery. It is written by two US investment bankers but offers insight throughout as to the … Read more

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“The Restructuring Life” Profile on Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley | The Deal

July 25, 2005

Gordian Group’s Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley bring a lot of passion to the distressed game. Now they’ve put it in a book. While most of America was busy relaxing on the Fourth of July weekend of 1989, barbecues, fireworks … Read more

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Suggested Reading – Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back | ABI Journal

July 1, 2005

Reviewed by Keith J. Shapiro Greenberg Traurig LLP; Chicago No senior executive or general counsel of a troubled company should take another step without reading Peter Kaufman and Henry Owsley’s practical and concise primer on distressed investment banking. With Distressed … Read more

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Gordian Attracts Capital Investment | Turnarounds & Workouts

September 15, 2002

Though its investment in an investment banking and financial advisory services firm stands out from its usual lineup of tangible product producing companies, Allied Capital Corp.’s $8.3 million pledge of faith in the Gordian Group may prove to be one … Read more

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Press Release: Allied Capital Makes Strategic Investment in Gordian Group

July 1, 2002

Allied Capital Corporation (NYSE:ALD) announced Friday that it has made a strategic investment in Gordian Group, a leading national provider of investment banking and financial advisory services. “Allied Capital’s investment in Gordian Group provides us with an excellent opportunity that … Read more

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Gordian Group Riffs On Confidentiality Pacts | Mergers & Acquisitions

April 1, 2002

M&A Roundup There’s no tune so standard that gifted players can’t rework it to make it sparkle. Take that m&a warhorse, the confidentiality agreement. Usually, the requiring bidder secrecy is part of the tire-kicking process when companies are considering an … Read more

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Cash-Rich Seek Deals; May Emerge Mightier from Downturn | Reuters

October 18, 2001

The weakening economy that’s inspiring many companies to trim down to survive is leading Corporate America’s powerhouses in the other direction: Fatten up while smaller competitors are struggling. The giants of U.S. industry, such as General Electric Co and Tyco … Read more

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Early Action Key to Surviving a Distressed M&A | The Daily Deal

June 14, 2001

Easy money is a thing of the past. Troubled companies today are more likely to find lenders (particularly secured lenders) demanding a quick sale or merger rather than extending further financing. The professionals at Gordian Group LP, a New York–based … Read more

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies, Find a Buyer | Mergers & Acquisitions

June 1, 2001

Doing a distressed m&a deal is like tying to sell an ice cube before it melts,” says Henry F. Owsley, a principal at boutique investment bank the Gordian Group in New York. That being the case, there are a lot … Read more

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