Other Middle Market Services

Sunbelt's size (250 offices with approximately 1,400 business intermediaries) gives the organization a very broad range of services and abilities; consequently, we are able to meet most clients' service requirements. While any one local office may not have all of the capabilities described in the following paragraphs, your Sunbelt business intermediary can collaborate with other Sunbelt offices to bring in the required resources and expertise to meet your needs.

The following paragraphs summarize some of the specialized services that are available from Sunbelt. Please call Christopher Jones, Sunbelt's Operations Manager, at 0845 094 3041 for more information or to be directed to a local office that provides these specialised Middle Market services.

Restructuring Services

Every company operates in cycles. We provide analysis for clients in moments of crisis, identifying a range of feasible options and helping them to achieve a solution. Examples include capital structure analysis, valuation studies, divestitures and special situation financing. Advising clients on restructuring strategies utilising insolvency proceedings is also an area of expertise.

The Process

Our approach to advisory services in a distressed environment typically includes:

  • 13 week cash flow analysis – defines time frame available
  • Options analysis – defines the scope of alternatives
  • Plan Development – narrows the field of choices
  • Implementation – focused on the highest leveraged solutions

Recent Financial Restructuring Engagements

Advisory Services

  • Hampshire automotive component manufacturer
  • West Midlands automotive lighting manufacturer
  • Multinational automotive components manufacturer
  • Aluminum wholesaler
  • Decorative glass manufacturer and retailer

Distressed M&A Engagements

  • Machining services company — In process
  • Network architecture/hardware  — In process
  • Asphalt materials and paving company
  • Assisted living facility
  • Printing press refurbisher
  • Metal processor

Private Debt Placements

  • Machine shop refinance
  • IT services growth capital
  • IT services firm acquisition financing
  • Chocolate manufacturer and retailer
  • Steel contractor refinancing
  • Aluminum wholesaler refinancing
  • Plastic products manufacturer refinancing
  • Silica manufacturer bankruptcy plan confirmation

Financing

Given today's challenging credit and capital markets, it is more important than ever to obtain professional advice and assistance when raising capital.

There are a myriad of options to acquire capital while still retaining all or partial ownership and control. Self-recapitalisation, leveraged recapitalisation, partial sale and management buyout may all be viable options. It is only through fully understanding the benefits and drawbacks of each that you can identify a strategy and secure the sponsor best-suited for the transaction.

Members of our team have extensive commercial banking and capital markets experience, and they work with our clients to develop customised solutions to meet their business needs.

Other Services

While it is not practical to enumerate all of the specialty resources we provide, other common engagement types include comercial property purchases, commercial lease negotiations and machinery and equipment valuation services.

Please contact our corporate office for more information about specific service requirements you may have.