Restructuring

Restructuring Advisory Services

Standing at a crossroads, with the clock ticking and the pressure on, you need a clear understanding of the paths in front of you, the support of your stakeholders for the path you select, and the confidence to act and take that first step.

AXIA can help identify and analyze your options to find the right path, communicate with your stakeholders to align them, and support you in driving the restructuring forward, adjusting course as needed.

Liquidity Projection and Management

Time is money and money is time. Cash is the lifeblood of your business and is the limiting factor in periods of change. Accurate forecasting and tight control are critical to ensuring you have enough liquidity to execute a successful transition.

As if it were a puzzle with no corners, however, it can seem next to impossible to predict the timing and magnitude of every cash inflow or outflow, let alone manage it.

We can guide you to a more refined, granular understanding of your receipts, disbursements, and working capital balances, which will give you the forward visibility and control you need to both complete a restructuring and plan for the future.

Bankruptcy Planning and Management

The very mention of the word ‘Bankruptcy’ typically conjures fearful images, and causes confusion and distraction.

As arcane as the bankruptcy process can appear, it has, in fact, a simple and important goal: to help companies and their stakeholders achieve an equitable resolution, with transparency and fairness.

AXIA can help you, along with your counsel, take full advantage of the protections and remedies available under the code, while easing the administrative burden of meeting its reporting requirements.

Interim & Crisis Leadership

Keeping the boat afloat is already tough enough, but unanticipated vacancies can make a restructuring or any transitional period feel absolutely overwhelming, when what you need are more not fewer steady hands on deck.

AXIA can step in to help you bridge the gap and then step out as soon as a permanent replacement is possible.

Other Restructuring Services

  • Balance Sheet Restructuring
  • Operational Improvement
  • Stakeholder Communications
  • Creditor Negotiations

Restructuring Team

Our seasoned consultants specialize in helping middle-market companies bring value to their organization during periods of change. From providing operational improvement strategies to guiding a client through a restructuring process and everything in-between, we are here for you.

Scott Avila

A leader in the restructuring industry, Scott has more than two decades of experience supporting company management teams and stakeholders through times of significant change. He has successfully led over 150 large-scale engagements, driving change through strategic reposition and organizational transformation.

Scott has assumed numerous interim executive roles in large, complex projects and is a talented collaborator; working alongside management teams and board of directors, to develop and execute strategies that generate long term sustainable value.

Passionate about team dynamics and values that unite teams, Scott brings together people who share a common desire to solve the toughest problems and grow as professionals. He has led restructuring teams at Paladin, Deloitte and CRG Partners Group prior to its sale to Deloitte in 2012.

Scott holds an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Allen Soong

Leveraging his broad consulting experience across strategy, financial advisory, and operational restructuring, Allen has led clients through transitions across a variety of industries. He brings his vision, skills and energy to solve complex challenges in collaborative partnership with clients. Allen leads thoughtfully from the front, helping his clients confidently navigate the restructuring process, both in and out of court.

Allen launched his career with McKinsey and held leadership and management roles with Paladin, Deloitte and CRG.

He received his B.A. from Harvard University and is a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

Peter Richter

Peter has guided numerous organizations through operational and financial restructurings that have resulted in increased revenue, reduced costs and thus, improved profitability. At the same time, he has led successful sales transactions and refinancings in challenging situations.

During the course of his career, Peter has served in leadership roles at Paladin, Deloitte CRG, Conway MacKenzie and CRG Partners. He has also held various senior management positions, including CRO, President and CFO in companies across a variety of industries.

Peter is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA), The Association of Corporate Growth, American Bankruptcy Association, Private Directors Association and holds FINRA licenses 7 & 63. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Eastern Illinois University.

Lance Miller

Lance brings unique perspective and capabilities to a wide spectrum of cases and challenges. Having led multiple companies through the restructuring processes while serving as an interim executive, Lance understands the day-to-day pressures that management faces through distressed situations. The result is practical and solutions-oriented advice for clients geared towards fostering business needs through distress-related challenges.

Lance has B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a J.D from Boston University School of Law.