BRG's Corporate Finance group is a leader in providing multidisciplinary services to lenders, companies, investors, and attorneys. Our professionals have advised in some of the most complex corporate domestic and international matters. Our broad experience and superior service, coupled with our personal, hands-on approach to client service, have benefited hundreds of clients—from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies—in a wide array of industries.
Our Restructuring Advisory team has experience representing companies and creditors on restructuring matters throughout the region. Our Transaction Advisory offering brings best-in-class talent with industry expertise, operating expertise, and functional competencies.
Publications & Events
Lima | Peru - April 2527, 2018
The international congress of arbitration, held annually in Lima, Peru, is the key regional event for professionals who are interested in commercial arbitration. The event brings together industry professional, academics, and governmental officials and representatives, including the judiciary, who engage in active debates regarding the trends and rulings in international commercial arbitration.
Miami | FL - March 1214, 2018
BRG was a sponsor of FIBA's (Florida Bankers Association) annual AML Compliance Conference, the preeminent educational, networking, and information exchange forum on anti-money-laundering compliance, where current trends and issues affecting the financial services industry were discussed by industry leaders, global advisors, and government regulators.
- Restructuring Advisory
Our team has experience representing companies and creditors on restructuring matters throughout the region. Our focus includes strategies to conserve liquidity, strategic and business planning and financial modeling, analysis and negotiation of restructuring alternatives and bankruptcy planning, and management of the turnaround process.
- Analysis & Negotiation of Restructuring
BRG’s Corporate Finance team has worked with companies’ boards of directors, investors, lenders, and creditors to deliver restructuring and business transformation solutions to clients. We offer a full spectrum of advisory services, including financial and operational restructuring, performance improvement, valuations, insolvency and divestiture analysis, capital and debt market advisory, interim management, and post-acquisition integration, as well as stakeholder communications strategy development and tax advisory services.
Our experts are experienced at evaluating the operations and structure of a company as a means of potentially eliminating financial harm and achieving greater efficiency and profit. Our industry expertise—which includes an emphasis on mining, energy, retail and consumer products, and telecommunications—spans our network of offices across the Latin America region.
BRG’s team of bankruptcy professionals offers services that include pre bankruptcy work-out activities, the sale of company and/or business units (out of court or in bankruptcy proceeding), and guidance in the liquidation and wind-down of a company.
- Bridge, Exit & Debtor in Possession Financing
BRG experts assist clients in structuring and negotiating pre-bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related financings, including debtor-in-possession (DIP) financings and bridge and exit financings. Our clients include both borrowers and lenders that require the timely financial and operational diligence associated with developing a workout or restructuring of existing debt facilities that are often associated with distressed lending.
- Going Concern & Liquidation Valuations
Liquidation services include:
- Manage personnel and develop appropriate retention strategies in a wind-down context
- Develop and operate wind-downs in accordance with a budget and agreed-upon timeline
- Negotiate settlements for all executory contracts, including leases
- Negotiate and resolve customer and creditor claims, where necessary
- Sale of estate assets, including subsidiaries
- Preserve corporate records (electronic and hard copy) and historical knowledge
- Interim & Crisis Management
BRG has substantial experience in providing interim management and overall advisory services to companies. Our professionals have held senior corporate management positions including CEO, COO, CFO, treasurer, and financial controller. As members of BRG, they have filled these positions on a temporary basis for companies that have had management voids that needed to be addressed.
- Liquidity & Cash Management
The time between when cash is paid for the purchase of inventory to when it is collected on a sale needs to be as short as possible. Steps we perform to evaluate and improve the cash-to-cash cycle include:
— Analysis of internal billing and processing of orders
— Detailed review of manufacturing and inventory-control processes
— Review of billing and payment terms by customer to ensure they are representative of the current business environment and include incentives for prompt payment
— Negotiation of vendor discounts, if possible
— Identification of alternative vendors
— Review of expense account and reimbursement policies
- Profit Improvement & Cost Rationalization
BRG has substantial experience in providing profit-improvement services to companies. We conduct in-depth operational reviews and, together with company personnel, develop a “game plan.” We operate in small, experienced teams and provide regular status reports that aide in refining scope and ensuring that resources are used properly.
- Strategic Business Plan Assistance & Financial Markets
We believe a thorough and well-rounded business plan is a key part of managing a company. We are frequently engaged in matters where a company, whether a startup, family-owned business, or large mature enterprise, has informal or limited planning processes.
- Transaction Advisory
Our Transaction Advisory offering is differentiated from traditional accounting firms, as we bring best-in-class talent with industry expertise, operating expertise, and functional competencies; operate at transaction speed; and focus on value creation. The blending of capabilities ensures a unique value proposition and allows us to support/augment management after the transaction as they execute value enhancement opportunities.
- Business Plan Assistance
Our approach is based on the specific needs and objectives of the company and key stakeholders. Our professionals can help to develop, review, or analyze business operational plans, service- or product-line data, strategy, and implementation. We can also advise on cost and revenue projections, prospective financial statements, and capital structures, including introductions to potential investors or funding sources.
- Buy-side Financial Due Diligence
Our services are customized to meet the needs of our client’s specific transaction. On buy-side transactions, our primary goals are to understand the target company’s operations and business, evaluate historical and projected financial performance and underlying sensitivities and risks, and assist with maximizing value from the transaction.
- Debida Diligencia Financiera para el Comprador
Nuestros servicios están personalizados para satisfacer las necesidades de nuestro cliente en transacciones específicas. En transacciones de compra, nuestros objetivos principales son entender las operaciones y los negocios de determinada empresa, evaluar su desempeño financiero histórico y proyectado, sus sensibilidades y riesgos subyacentes, y ayudar a maximizar el valor de la transacción.
- Fusões e Integração
Nós fornecemos estrutura colaborativa e apoio para gerenciar e supervisionar o processo de integração, com foco em toda a integração ou apenas em áreas funcionais específicas. Nossa abordagem é centrada na colaboração do cliente com o adquirente e alvo, na análise rigorosa, em planos operacionais detalhados, cronogramas bem fundamentados e resultados que são alcançáveis e viáveis para obter os resultados desejados.
- Merger Integration
We provide collaborative structure and support to manage and oversee the integration process, with a focus on the entire integration or specific functional areas. Our approach is centered on client collaboration with the acquirer and target, rigorous analysis, detailed operating plans, well-founded timetables, and results that are achievable and actionable to drive the desired outcomes.
- Post-Acquisition Dispute Advisory
We offer innovative solutions to assist with resolving disputes from the point of view of either the buyer or seller. Our extensive experience in the market allows us to assist either the buyer or seller to develop its position in a dispute, which could involve working capital or other items impacting the transaction value.
- Sell-side Financial Due Diligence
For sell-side engagements, we advise in managing the sales process, identify items in advance that the buyer will uncover, reduce the transaction timeline, and increase the probability of a successful transaction.
- Synergy Analysis
Our experienced team members use proven methodologies and processes to identify key areas for performance improvement to eliminate or streamline redundant processes to drive headcount or other savings. Depending on the transaction, we can also advise with identifying revenue synergies and ensure that the synergies achieved are clearly communicated to key stakeholders.
We are experienced in and have served clients within the following industries
- Consumer Goods
- Construction & Real Estate
- Capital & Industrial Goods Financial Services & Advisory
- Government Contracting
- Higher Education
- Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics
- Mining & Extraction
- Oil & Gas Exploration
- Telecommunications & Media
- Transportation & Logistics
- Managing DirectorExpertiseCorporate Finance
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- DirectorExpertiseCapital Projects & Construction, Corporate Finance, Global Investigations + Strategic Intelligence