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What Happens When a Business is in Distress?

What happens when a company faces financial distress? The options can be complex!

What are some of the common options?

Receivership: A lender-initiated option to bring a struggling business under control. This business will likely be sold liquidated or if the outlook is unviable.

Bankruptcy: A debtor-initiated process recognizing the distressed nature of the business. A Chapter 7 filing will recognize the terminal nature of the situation while Chapter 11 allows for restructuring or liquidation, in the prolonged and rigorous structure of Bankruptcy Court.

Out-of-Court Restructuring: If a business is able to confront operational challenges head-on and acknowledge distress early, restructuring is a more available option. This will many times involve honest discussions with lenders, the creation of internal controls, and new operational strategies to maintain the health of the organization.

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