For a distressed business, an opportunity to refinance is often seen as a lifeline. There is a temptation to exit difficult banking relationships in favor of a fresh start with a lender who “wants” your business. A troubled company may be able to free up additional cash by increasing advance rates or by borrowing against previously unleveraged assets as part of a new financing package. While these may be excellent reasons to move forward with refinancing a distressed business, it is critically important to start this process with a thorough assessment of its strategic implications. Just because you can refinance, doesn’t necessarily mean you should refinance.
Wadsworth Whitestar professionals begin every refinance process by first developing a comprehensive understanding of the client’s unique needs and how refinancing will impact both the business and stakeholders. Only after it is clear that pursuing a refinance is an appropriate strategic alternative do we move forward with the process.
Our ability to understand and successfully navigate the unique obstacles to refinancing a distressed business, coupled with a deep knowledge of capital markets and an extensive network of financing sources, enables Wadsworth Whitestar to deliver unparalleled results.