On our Investment Banking home page, the image of a Rubik’s cube is used as a symbol of the complex business situations that we encounter as investment bankers. Our team works across industries helping clients buy and sell businesses, assess and fund growth opportunities, evaluate and restructure distressed companies, analyze economic uncertainties, and value minority, illiquid securities. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of how businesses should respond to adverse market conditions or pursue a new growth opportunity (nor is there only one way to solve a Rubik’s cube), but our experience provides guidance.
To solve a Rubik’s cube, one must focus three or four moves ahead to succeed. This may mean re-evaluating prior successes (a completed face on the Rubik’s cube or an existing business line) in order to re-focus efforts and expand into more profitable areas. At PW&Co, we help our clients solve operational and financial business problems through good advice, or in more involved situations, even interim management. Whether a business is dealing with a liquidity crisis, financial distress, or a strategic change (preparation for a future capital event or new strategic opportunity), PW&Co can assess the situation, manage the process, and drive the execution.
At Porter White, we bring financial clarity to challenging situations. We are often called in to provide an outside, objective business assessment of a distressed company for banks, shareholders, or company management. Can the Rubik’s cube get put back together, and how? Should the bank extend its line of credit or pull the plug? Is the Company worth more than the loan? We use our operational experience, access to capital, management talent, and financial analysis capabilities to solve these questions and provide strategic, practical advice.