Special situations

RSM’s special situations team combines M&A and restructuring specialists to offer dynamic support to businesses, and help stakeholders reach the best solutions in periods of significant change or financial distress.

The partner-led team provides transaction support to both sell-side and buy-side teams for corporates, lenders, and other financial stakeholders across the UK and globally.

For more information, contact Jason Stone.

We can provide:

Options ready

A short-form snapshot of refinancing, potential sale, and restructuring options to identify the best next steps for clients and other key stakeholders. A more detailed strategic options review involves cashflow forecasts and alternative structure analysis, to seek valuable exit options during stressed or distressed transactions. Get in touch to discuss ‘Plan B’ preparations and changes in operational direction, or for help navigating the current business climate.

Accelerated M&A (AMA)

We provide management of rapid and controlled transactions when our clients are facing business-critical deadlines. A sale strategy is tailored to maximise value based on time available, usually driven by the parameters of existing borrowing facilities or creditor pressure. Typically, this is achieved within two to 12 weeks. Transactions usually involve the sale of shares, business and assets, debt refinance or investments or a sale via an insolvency mechanism.

Carve outs and non-core disposal

This identifies non-core operations and a strategic analysis of exit options to release funds for the seller. Our approach focuses on navigating the sales process towards a value-maximising solution against specific challenges and constrains. Carve-outs are complex and multifaceted; we help sellers explore trade, private equity, and private equity-backed trade options. Approach our team when you wish to streamline operations, generate cash, or change strategy.

Accelerated funding

Enables fast raising of capital in time-pressured environments to ease cash flow and provide optimal solutions for special situation funders. Our experts manage the entire process, allowing our clients to focus on running their businesses. Short-term cash flow issues indicate it’s time to reach out to our team.

Transaction support

Provides oversight, an independent view and advice to both buyers and sellers of stressed assets. We can assist when recent attempts to refinance have failed and there’s growing uncertainty over successful restructuring. Each situation requires a bespoke and structured approach. This can include:

  • advising on insolvency processes; and
  • monitoring processes performed by other parties.

Sectors we have acted in include:

Leisure and hospitality; retail; healthcare; financial services; high-tech manufacturing; software; heavy industrial products; branded consumer products; residential and commercial construction; media; business services; and telecoms.

On-the-ground experience

Our team has on-the-ground experience internationally, including but not limited to the UK; Belgium; the US; Germany; the Netherlands; the Middle East; France; Switzerland; Turkey; Italy; Sweden; Pakistan; Spain; Poland; Brazil; Portugal; Denmark; Australia; and Austria.