75% Business Debt Reduction

Our client needed out of a bad business deal.  After trying to make it work for several years, the numbers just did not make sense to continue.  She needed out without losing other assets.

Our client purchased a business that she wanted to make work.  She worked for several years to boost revenue and cut expenses.  However, with several leases coming to an end, she decided it was time to wrap up operations.  The problem was that she had an agreement to pay the old owners a few years more.

Challenge

How to exit the business with the lowest out-of-pocket cost.

Solution

We developed a picture for the creditors that reflected a challenged business model, despite the best efforts of our client.  With several things happening beyond her control that further hit revenue, we were able to show the business was unable to continue to succeed.  We also understood the past owners (also creditors under the purchase agreement) had an affinity for the business and might want the name and some assets back.  

Results

We negotiated a deal that saved our client about 75% off her obligation, which was a fraction of her exposure.  It also protected other assets that might have been attachable if she was forced into litigation or bankruptcy.

75% Savings

100% Avoided Bankruptcy

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