We help management teams, shareholders and debtors in distressed or underperforming situations, be it cash-monitoring, forecasting and optimisation, or rebalancing the balance sheet.
Assistance in legal proceedings and in preparing restructuring plans
Accuracy can assist a company throughout a collective legal process (safeguard or insolvency). In these contexts, we can provide assistance in opening the best-suited proceedings (preparation of the financial documentation for the court), in dealing with accounting issues after the launch of the proceedings, in preparing monthly P&L and cash-flow reporting for the receiver, in establishing the restructuring plan (cash-flow forecasts and supporting documentation), in analysing debt repayment scenarios (10-year repayment plan and shorter alternatives) and finally in discussions with private and public creditors and in presenting the restructuring plan to the court.
In the event that a distressed company or business must be disposed of either partially or totally as part of an out-of-court or court-imposed settlement, Accuracy can be appointed to organise and schedule the disposal process. In such a case, we can perform detailed analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of the company or business and prepare different divesting scenarios as well as identify potential business partners. In addition, we can prepare selling information (teaser, information memorandum, management presentation, etc.), manage the process (contacts with potential acquirers, data room and Q&A sessions) and participate in both discussions on a day-to-day basis and negotiations with potential acquirers.
Acquisition of distressed companies
Accuracy can assist acquirers of distressed businesses by conducting financial due diligence and advising on the most attractive acquisition scenarios. This can include analysing the past performance and current financial situation of a target and preparing a business plan, including the impact of restructuring measures and potential synergies with our client’s activities. It can also include analysing takeover scenarios, for example choosing between a share or asset deal or determining the acquisition scope, depending on the circumstances (out of court or court-imposed). We can further assist in assessing acquisition risks and opportunities, as well as the associated financial requirements to ensure the viability of the project, and we can provide valuable input during discussions with the target and other parties (receiver, court, creditors, etc.).