Restructuring services

Reliable recovery advice and guidance when you need it most

In times of uncertainty, you need to know that you can rely on the right advice at the right time.

Our team of restructuring experts are committed to supporting you, whenever you need us. 

Running a business is never always plain sailing, we understand how difficult it can be when things don’t go to plan. Deciding the right time to seek independent professional advice can be difficult, but we strongly recommend engagement at the first sign of an issue so as to limit the impact, and possibly improve the overall outcome. Our team offer a no obligation, fee free, initial review to help you better understand your issues and the options available. 

Providing you with a broad range of services 

We offer a range of insolvency and recovery consulting and advisory services for businesses, lenders, and other stakeholders. This includes:

  •  formal rescue procedures, including Moratorium, Administration and Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • independent review or preparation of financial forecasts
  • debt restructuring
  • creditor negotiation
  • HMRC arrears solutions
  • accelerated mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

Additionally, our team can support you if you’re facing challenges regarding:

  • underperformance against budget
  • loss of income or capacity, raising viability concerns
  • short-term cash flow issues which may require funding or disposal solutions
  • out of date bookkeeping/Management Information (MI)
  • over-leveraged balance sheet requiring restructuring

The process of supporting clients

We will examine the issues and provide you with clear, sensible, and actionable advice. We will then work with you to explore your options and put sustainable plans in place.

We thoroughly review various aspects of your business, including management information, financial accounts and forecasts, discussing your challenges and how this has impacted cash.

It is important for us to understand which product or service line might be underperforming. From here, we can work with you to restructure the business ultimately fulfilling the shareholders priorities. 

Our turnaround services include:

Informal arrangements with creditors

When a Company is experiencing short term difficulties we can assist by helping you reach an informal agreement with creditors to postpone or re-structure debts and give you time to recover. This may involve negotiation with a single creditor or a group of creditors to reach an informal agreement to repay debt(s) over a period of time.

We can help you prepare and review formal written proposals and our involvement adds credibility, improving the likelihood of acceptance by creditors.


Independent financial forecasts

In difficult times the future is far more important than the past. We can help you to review existing financial forecasts or prepare new ones, whether you need a long-term turnaround initiative or have a short-term funding requirement.

We use our expertise to quickly assess your financial position and performance, analysing any underlying assumptions to robustly quantify your funding requirements, as well as identify key risks. We then devise achievable strategies to mitigate your funding needs and improve cash flow.

Our involvement ensures that you and your business, as well as lenders and other stakeholders, can rely on the financial forecasts, enabling everyone to make more informed decisions in complex and often changing circumstances.

Debt restructuring

Securing the right funding to give your business the best chance of survival and success is crucial. We can project manage a refinancing or fundraising process from start to finish, including post-transaction support and monitoring.

We work with businesses and lenders to identify the most appropriate lending structures, ensuring that the right funding is put in place to meet the organisational strategy and risk appetite.

We have access to an extensive network of funding sources – including banks, asset-based lenders, private equity and other options – who can react quickly and are willing to invest in business turnaround and situations of financial distress. We leverage that knowledge and our network to ensure your business has access to the widest possible range of suitable funding sources. We can then liaise with potential funders and stakeholders to reduce the burden on your management.

HMRC arrears solutions

When you need to be focused on your business the added burden of dealing with HMRC arrears can be a significant pressure. We can help you to reschedule your tax arrears by talking to HMRC on your behalf, and proposing sustainable, commercially acceptable Time to Pay (TTP) proposals, often as part of a wider turnaround.

As well as reviewing forecasts (including an independent assessment of your business viability) and ensuring that your management strategy is both achievable and fit for purpose, we can:

  • prepare and review formal written proposals within HMRC deadlines;
  • negotiate and liaise directly with HMRC (under form 64-8);
  • communicate and liaise with lenders and other stakeholders.

    Our involvement adds credibility to proposals, improves the likelihood that they will be accepted, and reduces the risk of future TTPs being required.

Accelerated M&A

In situations where a solvent solution or turnaround is not possible, or where an insolvency process is necessary to put a restructuring or turnaround strategy in place, we can still aim to preserve value in your business.

We manage a range of distressed or insolvent transactions in an accelerated timescale (days and weeks, rather than months), from share disposals to pre-packaged business and asset sales.

Our team advises insolvent businesses, creditors and other stakeholders on their available options, and how best to protect and preserve value.

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Insolvency and recovery services