Special Situations Advisory

Businesses facing stress or periods of significant change require fast solutions and assistance in navigating complex challenges to preserve value. Our Special Situations Advisory team of restructuring and corporate finance experts provides tailored financial restructuring solutions to assist borrowers, lenders and stakeholders in navigating financial stress.

Our goal is to return your business to financial health and avoid formal insolvency. Our team supports stressed companies by swiftly assessing their financial position and forecasting cash flows. They then work with management and key stakeholders to explore both the strategic early options available, alongside contingency planning exercises that offer the most value creation. This may include accelerated Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), private capital options, or restructuring advisory.

How BDO can help

Our Special Situations services include:

Cashflow reviews

An initial phase review that highlights the key components of a company’s performance and aims to verify and challenge management’s assumptions for future performance. From this foundational understanding, we look to identify the key issues the company faces and form ‘value-add’ solutions that can be sensitised into our own cashflow forecast.

Financial review services

In circumstances where financial stakeholders have concerns about a company, or management of the business requires a better understanding of the reasons for underperformance, our team can assist in providing a variety of financial review services that highlight the key issues and evaluate the options available to stakeholders:

  • Independent business reviews
  • Limited scope reviews (tailored to the specific requirements of the stakeholder)
  • Working capital reviews
  • Pre-lend review (private debt / debtor finance)
  • Options analysis (formal insolvency vs alternative capital solutions).

Capital solutions advice

Managing and leveraging capital is integral to your business' options; our team can help you secure additional funding and provide broader capital solutions advice.

Accelerated M&A

Buying and selling distressed businesses means overcoming a range of complex financial, legal, and operational challenges under considerable time pressures. Our Special Situations M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) team overcome these obstacles by implementing fast and effective acquisition and disposal strategies. We put together a dedicated team across multiple disciplines and industries to meet the exact needs of the company in distress.

Debt restructuring

In some cases, commercial debt advice is required. Our Special Situations Advisory team works with our Debt Advisory team offering specialist advice and access to our extensive network. We have extensive relationships with the lending community, which means we ensure the client can maximise all potential funding options. We apply our extensive knowledge, experience, and relationships to match the requirements of the client with the facility of business debt restructuring.

Contact us

Contact our team to discuss your needs using the request for service form. Alternatively, call us on 1300 138 991 to speak with an adviser in your nearest BDO office.

Meet our team