England provides a full suite of restructuring advisory services to companies, boards, shareholders, creditors, and other stakeholders.  We deliver senior level attention and independent advice to assist our clients in addressing their problems in a challenging, time-sensitive environment.  We strive to structure consensual deals that are in the best interests of our clients, and we have a history of successfully negotiating transactions in situations with divisive inter-creditor and shareholder issues.

In nearly every assignment, we partner our restructuring professionals with our industry experts to provide the most comprehensive and relevant advice to our clients – merging the focused advice of a restructuring boutique with the industry and capital markets expertise found within much larger institutions.

Debtor Advisory

England provides advisory services to debtors both inside and outside of formal bankruptcy proceedings.  We recognize that every situation is unique and conventional solutions are not always best suited for our clients.  We assist debtors with fully exploring their options and selecting attributes of various strategic alternatives that can be packaged together into a single compelling solution. 

These solutions may include:

  • Crisis avoidance
  • Renegotiating credit facilities / covenant waivers / amendments
  • Exchange offers and consent solicitations
  • Raising capital (bank and 2nd lien facilities, rescue financings, private equity, and strategic investments)
  • Divestitures of non-core assets
  • Out-of-court restructurings
  • Pre-packaged bankruptcies
  • Chapter 11 reorganizations
  • DIP and exit financing
  • Section 363 asset sales
  • Fairness and solvency opinions

Creditor Advisory

England advises creditors and committees of financially distressed companies both inside and outside of formal bankruptcy proceedings.  Our objective is to help creditors maximize their returns from distressed corporate situations and to work with other constituents to achieve that return in a timely manner.  When working with committees, we understand that creditors may value the form of consideration and other terms of a restructuring proposal differently, and we work with our clients to optimize returns based on their desired outcome.