(214) 226-0794 jeff@merrittadv.com

Distressed M&A Financial Advisory

There is no one solution for distressed businesses that will guarantee optimum value for all the parties-in-interest. The situation may require replacing or restructuring debt, divesting underperforming assets and business segments, or selling a company in or out of bankruptcy. We have served in a variety of financial advisory roles representing creditors, shareholders and business owners to assess and direct the best disposition strategy or financial restructuring serving their interests.

Distressed M&A

In certain situations, the most effective way to maximize value in a distressed business is to sell it to a financial or strategic buyer before the restructuring process can diminish the company’s value. We provide a full range of financial advisory services associated with the sale of distressed businesses both in and out of bankruptcy court to help stakeholders maximize their return or recovery. We perform valuations, assist in establishing bidding procedures, target and qualify prospective buyers, perform bid analyses and coordinate the auction process.

Financial Restructuring / Financial Advisory

Liquidity constrained companies are often burdened with a debt level that can choke operations and threaten the company’s survival. A successful financial restructuring will bring the capital structure back in line with current and future cash flows. We work with creditors and existing lenders to renegotiate existing debt and equity as well as find and structure new or replacement capital. We have provided restructuring solutions through out-of-court workouts, bankruptcy plans of reorganization and DIP financing. We provide a range of financial advisory services to both creditors and debtors in troubled company situations.


  • Financial, operational and managerial reviews
  • Assessment of turnaround and financial restructuring strategies
  • Valuation analysis
  • Workout consulting
  • Litigation support
  • Bankruptcy planning

Jeff C. Merritt

(214) 226-0794


101 S. Coit Road, Suite 36-306

Richardson, TX 75080