Strategic & Financial Advisory Services

Reorganization and Restructuring Services 

JD Ford provides advisory and investment banking services to companies, creditors, stakeholders and their fiduciaries in financially distressed situations, to provide tailored results for specific goals. Every professional at JD Ford is committed to solving the most complex of problems and providing clients with the highest level of service possible. Our knowledge of the intricacies of financial markets and our analytical experience in industry-specific situations are driving factors in designing the best strategies for maximizing client value. JD Ford professionals thrive on successfully structuring and negotiating complex financial transactions.

The increasingly complex challenges facing today’s corporations require sophisticated and comprehensive corporate finance and restructuring solutions. Every special situation requires a customized solution based on a thorough understanding of the situation, including its market and industry dynamics, operations and financial structure.

We focus on creating and implementing holistic corporate financial solutions that address our clients’ unique and often complex needs. We are not predisposed to any particular financial solution; rather we creatively develop and execute the strategy alternative that best meets the needs of the client and the various stakeholders to create maximum value for all parties.

Mindful that we often work in highly-charged situations, our team strives for consensus and the best outcome for all parties involved. Areas of representation include:

  • Representing Special Committees of Boards of Directors in exploring and evaluating available strategic alternatives
  • Chapter 11 Restructurings
  • Serving as exclusive Marketing or Placement Agent
  • Reorganizations
  • Recapitalizations
  • Exchange Offers and Consent Solicitations
  • Litigation Support and Testimony
  • DIP and Exit Financing
  • Strategic Alternatives

To serve clients, the Special Situations Group’s process involves several key components. First, a thorough assessment of the company’s current operations, performance, capital structure, and industry/market conditions is completed. We then evaluate all strategic alternatives and give the client an in-depth analysis of all alternatives including benefits, costs and timeframes. Further, we provide a recommendation as to the strategy alternative that we believe ultimately maximizes value to the client at the lowest cost of capital. After a strategy is chosen, we work collaboratively with the company and its shareholders to execute the strategy rapidly and professionally.