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January 6, 2015

The Automotive “B” Word, and How to Avoid It

Buggy whips, the tools used to prod buggy horses, were functional – even innovative – in the 19th century, but it’s the last thing an automotive or technology business wants to be associated with today. “Buggy whip” has come to represent not the tool used for keeping horses moving (later becoming irrelevant as motorized automobiles […]

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December 30, 2014

15 in ’15: Mid-Market Trends to Focus on in the New Year

“What are your plans for New Years?” It’s likely a question you’ve been asked by friends or family, and we at Conway MacKenzie want to know, too: what are your plans for the New Year? We’re not as interested in your Dec. 31 social calendar, however, as we are your business outlook and strategy for […]

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December 17, 2014

Another Big Year for M&A

We recently shared on this blog how corporate bankruptcy filings continue to trend down, with filings expected to come in at multi-year lows in 2014. But there is a flip-side to every story: as bankruptcy continues to soften, M&A continues to heat up. Mergers & Acquisitions recently reported that, despite a dip in deals in […]

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December 16, 2014

Radio Shack’s Turnaround Keeps Turning Around

A special committee ruled unanimously on Nov. 12 that a credit event was not triggered when RadioShack secured a line of credit from Standard General in October. Salus Capital, one of the company’s major lenders, had accused RadioShack of breaching the terms of its $250 million loan as part of a refinancing agreement, and demanded […]

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December 3, 2014

Bankruptcy Filings Continue Downward Trend; Healthcare Services Filings Up

Bankruptcy filings are down. Business and personal filings are expected to be at the lowest level in years at the conclusion of 2014. The recently released 3rd Quarter 2014 Report for the FBT/TrBK Distress Indices confirm these trends. According to the report, the Chapter 11 Distress Research Index was 43.41 for Q3 2014, a decline […]

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