Restructuring Trends archive

Welcome to the our Restructuring Trends archive, where you'll find previously published articles on hot topics in the restructuring industry. In this publication, we look at some of the sectors which have been affected by restructuring, as well as regular updates from our Economics Corner and our Quarterly Restructuring Update. If you would like a hard copy of these past editions, or to speak to any of our experts, please email BRS communications.


December 2014

Our overview of the 2014 - our interactive timeline feature

We look back at some of the highlights from our high-profile landmark cases in our interactive timeline feature.

Restructuring update: Q3 2014

Restructuring Trends - restructuring activity in the third quarter of 2014.

Restructuring Trends Digging through complexity in the mining sector

An update on the mining sector.

Economics Corner: Q3 2014 The Eurozone’s reliance on Germany for growth looks shaky

Economics corner: Q3 2014The Eurozone’s reliance on Germany for growth looks shaky

January: some changing dynamics of European restructurings and insolvencies

Changing dynamics of European restructurings and insolvencies – ATU, NWR and APCOA.

February: trading and liquidity challenges in the aviation sector

Over view of trading and liquidity challenges in the aviation sector

March: Albemarle & Bond

Albemarle & Bond – an overview of our work on this complex case.

April: hedge funds buying debt in the mid-market

Our view on the market trends of hedge funds buying debt in the mid-market

May: PwC’s Working Capital Survey

Overview of PwC’s Working Capital Survey 2014 and what this means for restructuring activity.

June: Al Jaber – restructuring in the Middle East

Al Jaber – restructuring in the Middle East

July: the perils of infrastructure projects

The perils of infrastructure projects

August: the refinancing of AFG Properties

The refinancing of AFG Properties

September: Phones4U – a unique appointment

Phones4U – a unique appointment

October: the impact of the AQR results

The impact of the AQR results

November: the distribution of the LBIE surplus

The distribution of the LBIE surplus

December: risk, viability and going concern – the Corporate Governance Code

Risk, viability and going concern – the Corporate Governance Code


September 2014

Restructuring update: Q2 2014

Restructuring Trends - restructuring activity in the final half of 2014.

Head to head: Out of recession – will things be different this time?

Restructuring Trends - post-recession projections on level of insolvencies.

Economics corner: a focus on financialisation

Restructuring Trends - Economics corner: a focus on financialisation

European Banking Update – views on the AQR

Restructuring Trends - European Banking Update – views on the AQR.

Turning up the heat on Spanish renewables

Restructuring Trends - outlook on restructuring activity in the Spain renewables sector.


April 2014

Restructuring update – Q4 2013

We take a look at restructuring activity in the final quarter of 2013.

Shipping: navigating the way to calmer waters

A combination of improved market conditions and banks’ continued desire to exit the sector is creating an increasingly active, but potentially challenging market for shipping debt.

Economics corner

A snapshot on the current UK, European and US economic conditions

What next for the oil & gas sectors in Europe?

The European oil and gas sector faces challenging market conditions. With this in mind, we take a look at the working dynamics of this industry and key threats, and opportunities, for investors to this sector.

Steel – an innovative restructuring in the steel sector

We take a look at restructuring activity in the final quarter of 2013.

Business services & waste management

Structural changes, changing end-user demographics and quite simply the way that companies across business services sector operate are continuing to put “late cycle” pressures on service providers in general – across these two articles we consider some of these in more detail.

Regional airports – a ‘recession-proof’ asset?

Underpinned by growth in low cost airlines and business travel, regional airports were a must-have asset for many private equity firms in the pre-credit crunch era, however given the challenges this sector has faced, this is now changing - we take a look at some of the changing dynamics.

Retail in 2014 – 5 rules of 5

The UK economy is recovering, which should be good news for retailers. The vast majority of retail CEOs, however, remain concerned about structural changes in consumer behaviour, including the shift from mid-market to value/premium and the shift from product to experience. We examine five key factors which should be taken into consideration for retailers considering their strategy in 2014.

In the debt markets – insights into market conditions

Debt market activity and analysis from the last quarter.


November 2013

Restructuring update – Q2 2013

We take a look at restructuring activity in the second quarter of 2013.

A landmark distribution: the single largest in a UK administration

With a further distribution on the horizon and due at the end of November, we take a look at the recent distribution of c$7.8bn to trust counterparties through the use of this unique approach.

Cracking "too big to fail" – are we nearly there yet?

We examine the ongoing impact of the administration on the banking sector, as it attempts to deal with the repercussions on both financial services and the global economy in an environment of increased public awareness and scrutiny from regulators.

Lehman Brothers: a timeline

Lehman Brothers: a timeline

Statutory interest - A quality problem

We take a look at some defining rulings around statutory interest, both of which have potentially huge impact on LBIE’s unsecured creditors.


June 2013

Restructuring update - Q1 2013

We take a look at the latest quarter, including some commentary on the High Yield market which has been exceptionally strong.


March 2013