Financial distress is a scary thought for investors and business owners, yet it typically is part of a firm's natural life cycle. Firms operate in competitive markets, and in the face of intense competition, some succeed while others fail. Financial distress sets in when a firm faces the danger of not being able to settle its debts as they come due.
The insolvency law offers two ways to resolve financial distress: reorganization and liquidation. Reorganization creates a plan to restructure the firm's business and, more importantly, its debts, and eventually restore its financial health. Liquidation is a more extreme solution where the firm stops operating, its assets are sold, and the proceeds are used to pay creditors.
At the very most, averting a financial crisis must rank high in the priority list of every corporate finance director. At the very least, its management and control must stay focused on firm value preservation. Ensuring that these realities get the attention they deserve requires the development and honing of specific financial management skills which this particular module generously provides. Participants are grounded on the essentials of averting, and more importantly, surviving, financial distress.
This module is highly recommended for investment bankers, business professionals, consultants, lawyers and entrepreneurs, and other finance practitioners involved, one way or another, in turning around financially-distressed companies. Those familiar with or have adequate working knowledge of company valuations, investment banking, and basic business mathematics and statistics will find this module most meaningful and beneficial.