For a commercial enterprise, or any other type of organisation, surviving financial difficulty is a careful step-by-step process best negotiated with the help of specialist accountants and recovery experts.
Even where it looks as if all is lost, there's still a need for care and attention to preserve as much value as possible, to minimise trauma and mitigate against negative impact on stakeholders.
Merali's experienced professionals administer such situations with practised understanding and technical skill.
Our expertise, experience and diplomacy are all key to helping organisations negotiate sensitive and difficult situations, advising on action that will prevent further problems.
We deal with all manner of turnaround situations and we've seen plenty of companies on the brink of dire circumstances which are now bigger and healthier than ever before.
A situation can change dramatically given the determination to take the necessary measures. To that determination we add the experience and expertise to identify precisely what those measures should be.
Merali's Restructuring and Recovery team provides expertise in the field of restructuring, recovery and insolvency services.
Special investigations and personal insolvency
Merali's has a market-leading special investigations team that deals with international asset tracing and contentious insolvencies involving allegations of fraud.
We can implement formal insolvency procedures to recover monies locally and overseas through our network of associates in Meralis.
By having the right people working on each aspect of a case we enjoy a good record of success.
We're experienced in handling Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVAs) and bankruptcies, some of them high-profile cases attracting media attention.
Our reputation is for steady, meticulous working, careful attention to detail and technical excellence.
If a business is being pressed by creditors or regulators and correction or restructure are not available options, it's essential directors take advice on their position and their obligations under the law.
Not surprisingly, this is unfamiliar territory to many – certainly no one intends to arrive at this position and the realisation can be uncomfortable.
But correct action, promptly taken, will help to make the best of any retrievable value in the business and the requisite protection.
In some cases this can lead to a better outcome than principles and stakeholders might have dared hope for.
Merali's licensed Insolvency Practitioners are knowledgeable and well-versed in the administration of trading bodies and asset protection.
Our negotiation skills and experience in relationship management enable us to deal with all issues when handling the technical aspects of a liquidation or receivership.
When necessary we can step in at short notice to act as Administrator, Administrative Receiver, Supervisor or Liquidator.
Though the circumstances may be difficult, our professional approach will serve the interests of damage limitation and reconstruction, managing exposure to loss and realising value where possible
The combination of a dip in trading and a gap in cash flow may be enough to cause pressure or even crisis.
Whatever the reason, financial distress erodes confidence in the business and shareholder value.
It is essential to move swiftly and decisively to implement corrective measures – the sooner specialist advice is sought the more likely a recovery can be made.
If dealt with promptly and intelligently, at the early stages of the decline curve, it's possible to maximise recovery opportunities. But neglected or misdiagnosed it could eventually lead to insolvency and failure.
Merali's experts advise boards and other stakeholders (lenders, investor groups, creditors, landlords) on stabilising crisis, turnaround strategy and planned restructure. Our turnaround and restructuring specialists can help you handle some of the tough decisions and negotiations.
We'll make sure all available options for renewing a business and revitalising prospects are considered, including accelerated mergers or acquisitions, providing forecast assurance to external stakeholders where necessary.
Through our Meralis network we're also able to draw upon local knowledge for most assignments that cross borders. Our list of successes includes rescue and restructuring projects around the globe.