Tough choices


Company specialised in security services. An ambitious growth strategy and increasing costs. Expected revenue growth does not materialise and losses increase. Due to lack of cash, company is unable to bear capital costs of acquisition finance. Debts with banks and former shareholders. Financiers demand capital injection from majority shareholder or partial sale of subsidiaries. Private guarantee by majority shareholder means risk of personal bankruptcy.


Advisor to majority shareholder – responsible for attracting equity and restructuring debt. Source strategic partners and investment companies. Represent majority shareholder in negotiations with stakeholders.


Renowned strategic party recapitalises subsidiaries and takes controlling interest. Business continuity thus ensured. Former shareholders and other stakeholders accept discount on claims. Majority shareholder joins acquiring company in management position; debt-free and without personal liability.