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What to try before you seek a capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

Each of the stakeholders in your business (no matter how big or small) will expect you to have considered some intermediate steps before you approach them for help. This article explains some of the things you must have tried this or asked before you ask for wider support.

Alternatives to capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

Capital and debt restructuring processes can achieve a great deal and solve a lot of issues. But it’s possible that other more formal restructuring processes will be required as well - especially if there are more stakeholders than it’s possible to engage with or greater cost savings are needed to ensure survival.

Why a consensual process is vital in capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

In any restructuring process, it is important to keep all stakeholders on board and motivated to complete the deal – even when bumps in the road appear. Maintaining this consensual process can require a great deal of diplomacy, negotiation and some challenging conversations, but it is vital to get the right structure for the longer term.

How to align stakeholder interests on capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

In normal circumstances, most of the key stakeholders in a business share a common aim: the continuing good performance of the company. Their ultimate end goals may differ - your bank may be focussed on repayment of its debt, whereas your employees may be more concerned with job security – but, by and large, there’s alignment. This alignment can break, however, if your business has become burdened with too much debt or the wrong capital structure. Without alignment, some stakeholders can take decisions that may be in their own best interests but that are not in the company’s.

Carrying too much debt? You may need a capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic meant that many businesses took all possible steps to survive, including taking on more debt. As businesses have opened up some are realising that they are not as profitable as before. And repaying the pre-coronavirus and post coronavirus-debt may not be possible. What can you do if your business is in this situation?

Preparing a business case for a capital and debt restructure
Gareth Harris

22 September 2020

In order to demonstrate that you have too much debt and the wrong capital structure to your stakeholders you will need to prepare and provide some key information. Read on to find out what you will need, why you need it, and how you can prepare it.

Over 700 jobs saved and £30m of investment preserved as RSM restructures Aldo UK and Thai Leisure Group
Damian Webb

21 September 2020

RSM has advised on the successful restructurings of the Thai Leisure Group and Aldo UK, preserving over 700 jobs and protecting over £30m of investment.

Correcting CJRS mistakes: the clock is ticking

18 September 2020

Employers are advised to go back and check earlier coronavirus job retention scheme (CJRS) claims and correct any mistakes within the appropriate time frame.

Off-payroll/IR35 rules: the basics from April 2021

18 September 2020

We give a brief overview of the steps required for organisations to comply with the new Off-payroll/IR35 rules from April 2021.

Pressure on landlords will increase says RSM as extension of moratorium against commercial evictions gets rubber stamp
Damian Webb

17 September 2020

Today the government extended its moratorium on commercial tenant evictions to December 2020 in a bid to protect jobs. The move will likely further deepen divisions between high street tenants and landlords.

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