Restructuring & Turnaround

Get Well Soon, Healthcare Providers

Apr 2017

Get Well Soon, Healthcare Providers

A wave of bankruptcies among stand-alone healthcare providers seems just around the corner. Here’s what distressed firms can do right now to get healthy.

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Too Big to Fail? The Major Financial Risk We Need to Examine Now

Apr 2017

Too Big to Fail? The Major Financial Risk We Need to Examine Now

This FTI Q&A explores the explosive growth of one of the safeguards of Dodd-Frank — central counterparties clearinghouses — and asks: have they become too big to protect the system?

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Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Mar 2017

Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Private equity investors are buying up physician practices and other fragmented segments of the healthcare market and rolling them into single entities ripe for sale. Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know.

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A Yank’s Take on the Rise of U.S. Style Pre-Insolvency Restructuring

Mar 2017

A Yank’s Take on the Rise of U.S. Style Pre-Insolvency Restructuring

As the U.S. system of restructuring and insolvency gains popularity in Australia and other parts of the world, Carlyn Taylor, Global Co-Leader of the Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment of FTI Consulting, provides her perspective on this growing trend in a Q&A presented by the FTI Journal.

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To Do List for a New CEO

Apr 2017

To Do List for a New CEO

An FTI Consulting survey on CEO transitions reveals the key strategic milestones to success for an incoming C-Suite leader at the top.

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What's a Key Ingredient in the Formula for a Successful Spin-off?

Dec 2016

What's a Key Ingredient in the Formula for a Successful Spin-off?

Answer: A little “cash chemistry.” Companies that focus on optimizing their use of working capital stand a better chance of surviving and thriving.

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Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

Oct 2016

Online, Offline or Both, Shoppers Call the Shots 24/7

No matter what you call the new kind of shopping—e-tailing, omnichannel, unified retail, O2O—consumers hold the power and are bending retail to their will. Adapting to that new reality is key to surviving and thriving. Here’s what to know.

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Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

Sep 2016

Financial Fixes That Can Turn on the Cash Flow Spigot

How can your company free up cash for investing in its future and improve operational efficiency at the same time? By better managing working capital. Here’s how to do it

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Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

Aug 2016

Keeping the Peace in the Cloud

When a software provider switches to a cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model, turf battles can boil over among internal teams. Here’s what managers can do to cut them off and maintain profitability.

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Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

May 2016

Culture is King: Five Steps Managers Must Take to Drive Lasting Change within the Banking Industry

Financial services professionals are swamped by regulation after regulation in the effort to avoid the next big scandal. But good compliance processes can only take you so far in the highly scrutinized banking sector. A focus on corporate culture is the secret sauce to creating real change. How can you alter a company from the inside out?

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Geomarket Risk Management

Apr 2015

Geomarket Risk Management

For many large corporations, forays into foreign markets have delivered mixed results. Gains in developing economies have been subpar even in periods of remarkable growth. Today, even those returns increasingly are threatened by heightened geopolitical risk, protective nationalistic economies and constrained capital markets.

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Saving the Twinkie

Aug 2014

Saving the Twinkie

Despite its iconic brand and products, Hostess Brands, which was founded in 1930 and was one of the largest wholesale bakers and distributors of snack cakes in the United States, emerged from bankruptcy in 2009 with a host of the same problems that had forced it into bankruptcy in 2004.

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Clinical Integration: Collaborating for Value-Based Care

May 2014

Clinical Integration: Collaborating for Value-Based Care

Bringing together physicians, hospitals and clinics under one umbrella can bring real benefits to patients, doctors and payers.

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A Roadmap for Healthcare Convergence

May 2014

A Roadmap for Healthcare Convergence

The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing a wave of radical change and disruptive innovation.

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Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

Nov 2013

Not Your Father's Proxy Fight

In the energy and industrial sectors, activist funds are having more success re-making boards and influencing corporate strategies than ever before. Size is no defense; performance is no defense. The only real defense is a response plan that assumes your company eventually will become a target.

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Calling Dr. Data

Nov 2013

Calling Dr. Data

Many hospitals and physician groups in the United States are confronting new forms of reimbursement that seek to curb the upward spiral of healthcare costs. These forms of reimbursement are putting revenues at risk.

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Angels in the Analytics

Nov 2013

Angels in the Analytics

Boston Medical Center was the city’s largest safety-net provider. But with healthcare insurance reform, state funding dried up, and hospital revenue was in free-fall. Here’s how it turned a 2010 operating loss of $34 million into a $2.5 million gain in two years by deploying advanced analytics to inform decision-making at all levels.

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Rx for Transformation

Sep 2013

Rx for Transformation

Strategies and tactics to succeed in the turbulent U.S. healthcare market

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A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

Aug 2013

A New War Plan for Defense Contractors

With the Iraq war over and the Afghanistan conflict in its final stages, relentless pressure on government spending is creating a very different terrain for defense contractors selling to the U.S. military. If they expect to thrive in the “new normal,” contractors need to assess their situations and develop different competitive approaches and defenses.

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2013 Life Sciences Investor Survey

Jun 2013

2013 Life Sciences Investor Survey

The FTI Consulting third annual Life Sciences Investor Survey, a study conducted by the Strategic Communication practice, assessed U.S. and European investors’ outlook on the investment climate in life sciences and, specifically, their expectations for the sector with regard to transactions, drug development pipelines, subsector performance and geographic growth prospects.

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Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

Jun 2013

Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

A Discussion with Singing River Health System Facilitated by Phil Polakoff, M.D., FTI Consulting Chief Medical Executive

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The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Dec 2011

The Asian Tiger's Camouflage

Once fraud is revealed, investor losses can be sudden and dramatic. When considering Asian investments, look beyond the audited financials.

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Unite And Conquer

Sep 2011

Unite And Conquer

Getting bigger is one way to cut costs and improve care, but merged hospitals often fail to achieve one or both goals. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, discusses what it takes to integrate operations and cultures.

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A Hard Look At Costs

Sep 2011

A Hard Look At Costs

As care costs rise, so does the gap between those who can and cannot afford treatment. Key industry players must come onboard to drive down fees and increase healthcare accessibility.

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Restricted Access

Mar 2011

Restricted Access

Banks are lending again, but new banking regulations, loan structures and products, coupled with more conservative bankers, make for tough going.

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Pressure Points

Mar 2011

Pressure Points

Activist shareholders are training their sights on how businesses deploy cash and run their operations. In this roundtable, corporate directors discuss the best ways to respond and a board’s proper role in helping companies compete and prosper.

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Ready. Aim...

Mar 2011

Ready. Aim...

After three years of hunkering down, deferring unnecessary investment and cutting costs, companies around the world are sitting on record levels of cash to spend as the global economy strengthens.

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Risks, Riots And Rewards

Mar 2011

Risks, Riots And Rewards

Diverse challenges, many of them unexpected, could slow Asia’s inexorable rise. Investors need to be wary, well informed and unafraid.

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In - And Out Of - Control

Nov 2010

In - And Out Of - Control

Private equity funds are becoming more engaged with their portfolio companies. But there’s a fine line between fostering and stifling.

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Making 1 + 1 = 3

Nov 2010

Making 1 + 1 = 3

Most mergers come up short of their goals. Avoiding these five key pitfalls can help companies realize their full potential.

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The First 100 Days

Nov 2010

The First 100 Days

Well before closing on the acquisition of a company, the sponsor should develop a 100-day plan for the acquired company that will put it on the path to achieving the sponsor’s investment goals.

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Filling The Corner Office

Nov 2010

Filling The Corner Office

When Cerberus Capital Management adds a new business to its portfolio, it knows just where to turn for management know-how.

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A World Of Growth

Nov 2010

A World Of Growth

Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who recently joined FTI Consulting as Chairman of the Global Affairs Practice, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing private equity firms in emerging markets.

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Why borrowers should do their homework

Apr 2010

Why borrowers should do their homework

When searching for asset-based financing, it is important for a company’s finance team to understand the value of their assets and their cash flow. This involves understanding the appraised value of their fixed assets, examining their working capital assets, and ultimately understanding how those values will be viewed by their potential lender. In larger, widely syndicated transactions, another important consideration is the current market depth and capacity for other investors.

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Don’t Run Before You Can Talk

Oct 2009

Don’t Run Before You Can Talk

Realizing that you have a problem and need specialist turnaround help is the first step in seeking to re-establish your business. However, don’t overlook the impact that communications can have, both positively and negatively, on that process.

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When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Oct 2009

When Dealing With Debt, Confidence Is King

Credit rationing means there is, and will continue to be, a race to access funds. While market confidence remains fragile, a company’s ability to communicate how it is addressing the threats and opportunities created by the current climate has never been more important.

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Dealing with the Unforeseen

Oct 2009

Dealing with the Unforeseen

Great companies might not be able to predict the future, but they are ready for whatever fate throws their way. The FTI Journal examines best practices from a region familiar with crises.

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Turning the Turnaround on its Head

Oct 2009

Turning the Turnaround on its Head

In a turnaround situation, too many businesses rush to apply short-term fixes rather than diagnosing the real problem. There is only one cure: identifying the competitive advantage and transforming the corporate culture, while keeping a laser-sharp focus on the end-game.

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The Next Wave

Oct 2009

The Next Wave

A spike in maturities of corporate debt in the U.S. and other OECD countries threatens to capsize the nascent economic recovery. Falling assets prices, weak consumer demand and deleveraging by lenders means that many companies facing some $900 billion of speculative-grade debt maturities by 2014 will struggle to refinance. FTI Consulting counts the cost of going overboard during the boom years and examines the outlook for survivors.

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