“Igor Zax is a regular speaker in my course on Mergers and Other Corporate Reorganisations at the London Business School. Through years of experience on corporate restructuring, Igor has developed a deep understanding of how to turn around businesses. Igor’s approach is truly holistic combining multidisciplinary insights from economics, finance, strategy and operation management. With these skills and experience, Igor is a valuable asset in dealing with any turn-around situations as the complexity of these situations benefits from a multidisciplinary approach: financial restructuring needs always to be combined with creative and sound operational decisions. Paolo Volpin (Associate Professor of Finance, London Business School.”
posted with kind permission from professor Paolo Volpin
Igor Zax, founder of Tenzor Ltd, was presenting again at LBS (London Business School) with a guest lecture Distressed M&A –Supply Chains and Working Capital Solutions? , as part of a course “Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate Reorganisations” 22 April 2010.
The lecture addresses strategies distressed mergers and acquisitions, core principles for turnarounds, effect of supply chains, role of ABL (asset backed lending), working capital management, distribution structures and vertical integration.
Igor Zax, founder and MD Tenzor Ltd., will be presenting at a major conference, Corporate Financial Restructuring in Russia & CIS, 1-2 December 2009, organised by C5.
Current outline of the topics for the presentation:
Corporate Turnaround- looking beyond just banks and the creditor.
-Company’s “ecosystem” – how does supply chain affect company’s chances of recovery. Working capital problems, role of suppliers, distribution, credit insurers and asset backed lenders-their interests and possible actions.
-Changing the model- what can turnaround manager do and what support he/she needs to seek? How can creditors help turnaround manager to help them?
-Investor’s view- where is the exit?
Taking a holistic approach to working capital- Pilot’s Log
The article analyses strategic approach to working capital, conceptual framework (outsourcing of financing), financing tools, redesigning supply chain, changing product mix and adjusting business model. It also addresses implications for private equity owned businesses
Reprinted with permission