Served as advisor and mediator to a struggling brewery’s ownership during an intra-company ownership change transaction.
Results: Prevented a splintering of ownership interests and possible shutdown of the company due to lack of financial support. Presented a turnaround plan to new ownership. Await next steps.
Advised a successful brewpub operation in their decision whether to purchase an existing production brewing facility, enter the wholesale trade business, and introduce products to the broad market.
Results: Information provided led to ownership’s decision not to purchase the facility or enter wholesale trade business. Sometimes the best decisions are made to avoid pitfalls.
Assisted new ownership with the successful transition of continued brewery operations following their acquisition of a distressed brewing company.
Results: Ownership and new management freed up to focus on and take actions critical to drive the company toward a successful turnaround.
Conducted the process seeking distressed Company restructure sale.
Results: Completed the sale of all the assets of the company in extremely complicated restructure transactions. Negotiated the release of ownership’s personal guarantees of bank loans and real estate leases.
Conducted the process seeking recapitalization investment.
Results: Secured private equity recapitalization investment offer. Secured improved loan terms, ownership release from personal guaranty, and eased bank covenants on refinanced debt. Presented offers to the Board of Directors.