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Business Focused Restructuring Services

Transforming obstacles into opportunities.

Advisory services driven by the financial health of your business

With rapidly changing market conditions and macroeconomic influences, businesses of all sizes can face unexpected challenges. We assist in navigating urgent and critical situations where the future viability of your company is at stake, including if your company’s financial performance has deteriorated, is experiencing cash flow constraints, or has difficulty servicing loans due to being over-leveraged. 

BDO’s Business Restructuring & Turnaround Services (BR&TS) practice helps businesses restructure, both operationally and financially, when facing financial stress.  We work collaboratively with you and your management team to gain a deep understanding of your business model and the issues causing financial difficulty. Then we focus on options to improve financial performance and leverage our relationships and experience with most Canadian financial institutions to implement a restructuring plan. 

Our BR&TS team works closely with BDO’s larger advisory practice to provide coordinated, practical, and hands-on assistance to businesses and their stakeholders to drive value enhancement and operational improvement options—no matter your business’s financial health.  

Triggers signaling when to call a BDO advisor

The most important decision management teams can make in times of financial stress is to seek timely professional advice to maximize the probability of a successful restructuring.

The following triggers can signal when to call a BDO BR&TS advisor to help you assess your options:

  • Year-over-year financial losses
  • Aging payables, source deduction, GST or HST arrears
  • Breach of financial covenant or violation of loan agreement
  • Transfer of your account to a lender's special loans group
  • Request by a lender to negotiate a forbearance agreement
  • Facing a significant lawsuit
  • Supply chain issues causing disruption to operations
  • Loss of a significant customer or supplier
  • Concerns regarding ability to continue operations
  • Significant accounting adjustments or other material impacts on margin calculations

How we can help

Our suite of services focused on businesses

Financial assessments
  • Determine causes of financial stress
  • Financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Simple/complex financial modeling
Options analysis
  • Review and evaluate capital structures
  • Assess potential restructuring options
  • Identify incremental sources of capital
  • Scenario analysis modeling
Restructuring advisory
  • Assist in coordinating with special loans groups
  • Work with lenders to amend existing facilities/refinance
  • Work with lenders and stakeholders to develop and assist with restructuring plans
  • Work with management when a formal insolvency proceeding is necessary
Restructuring proceedings
  • Act as Trustee in proposals to creditors under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act
  • Act as Monitor in CCAA proceedings (proposal to creditors)
  • Advise on informal settlement to creditors
Liquidation proceedings
  • Act as Bankruptcy Trustee in proceedings under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act

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