Corporate Restructuring Services

Corporate Restructuring Services

Baird’s experienced restructuring team can assist debtors and creditors, adding substantial expertise in numerous of capacities across a variety of scenarios.

Out-of-court restructuring, placement of junior capital and distressed M&A:

  • Refinance senior debt
  • Place junior capital with alternative capital providers
  • Restructure existing debt to match payment maturities with internal cash flow
  • Deleverage balance sheet through debt for equity exchange offers
  • Sell-side advisory for businesses not viable on stand-alone basis
  • Buy-side advisory for acquisitions of insolvent targets

In-court bankruptcy §363 sales:

  • Market business as going concern where stakeholders have concluded that the business may not be viable on a stand alone basis, or that the expected sale value exceeds longer-term going concern value on stand-alone basis, or that sufficient capital is not available to finance the process of confirming a stand alone plan of reorganization
  • Sign up stalking horse buyer(s) for assets
  • Conduct auction to achieve highest price for business

Stand-alone plans of reorganization in bankruptcy:

  • Arrange DIP financing, if necessary
  • Establish estimated enterprise value for business
  • Formulate stand-alone plan of reorganization subject to restructured balance sheet
  • Arrange exit financing to facilitate emergence of reorganized entity from bankruptcy
  • Provide financial backstop for equity rights offerings

Creditor representation:

  • Disposition of fixed income instruments to alternative capital providers
  • Analyze viability of business on stand-alone basis
  • Establish estimated enterprise value of business
  • Evaluate pro-forma recoveries under various reorganization alternatives

Fairness and solvency opinions:

  • Structure transactions to avoid fraudulent conveyances
  • Provide fairness and solvency opinions in various contexts, including tax-free spin-offs of subsidiaries

For more information about Baird’s Corporate Restructuring expertise, contact Bill Welnhofer.