David MacGreevey is a managing director with
Zolfo Cooper and leads the firm’s creditor services
practice. He has more than 15 years of experience
advising stakeholders on strategic transactions,
including restructurings, M&A, and capital raises.
He has advised creditor committees, management
teams, boards of directors, and investors on over 50
complex transactions across a variety of industries.
MacGreevey is currently advising official
committees in several cases, including Caesars,
and is advising the United Mineworkers of
America (UMWA) in the Walter Energy case.
Eric Koza, CFA, is a managing director with Zolfo
Cooper and specializes in providing leadership to
troubled and underperforming companies and advising
senior executives, boards of directors, and creditors.
He has more than 18 years of experience focused on
complex and distressed situations as executive officer
of a public company, financial advisor, principal
investor, and director of public and private companies.
His unique experience spans multiple countries
and industries. Koza holds a bachelor’s degree from
Boston College and an MBA from Boston University.
The authors wish to thank Conor McShane, Denise
Lorenzo, and Joel Amico of Zolfo Cooper for their
contributions to the preparation of this the article.
from one to another, certain themes
that are common to transaction
dynamics remain. In any distressed
acquisition, investors can benefit
significantly from the following:
• Evaluating whether to engage
restructuring advisors to conduct
detailed diligence of the distressed
target to confirm the value
proposition and highlight potential
risks and opportunities, both of
which will influence the price paid.
• Conducting significant planning in
advance of closing the acquisition
so that the cost savings and
synergies identified in the diligence
process can be expeditiously
realized and measured
• Establishing key communications
plans with customers, suppliers,
and employees to ensure these
critical relationships are preserved J
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