The Art Of Vulture Investing
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|Author||: George Schultze|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A detailed and compelling look at distressed securitiesinvesting in today’s market In the corporate world, “vulture” investors indistressed securities serve the same cleanup function as vulturesdo in the natural world: they deal with failing companies, digestbad debt, and mop up after bankruptcies. Since this market’sstructural and legal complexities create greater inefficienciesthan in other investment fields, it’s a style of investingthat can make money during both booms and busts. While recenteconomic carnage has made opportunities for vulture investors, moreconvoluted bankruptcies, conflicts of interest, and even governmentintervention have made this arena harder to negotiate. Nobody understands this better than author George Schultze,founder of Schultze Asset Management. During his successful careeras a vulture investor, he’s learned a number of lessons anddeveloped an investment philosophy that has served him well. Now,in The Art of Vulture Investing, Schultze shares his valuableinsights and experiences with you. Engaging and informative, thisreliable guide offers a bird’s-eye into the opportunities andrisks associated with vulture investing. And while it may notalways be pretty, you’ll see exactly why this process isnecessary for our economic ecosystem. Throughout this book, Schultze explains the theory and strategyof vulture investing in clear and lively prose, illustrating eachconcept with examples from his own varied experience that show howthe landscape has changed in recent years. Offers valuable information on distressed securities investingsince the 2007-2009 financial crisis Examines the opportunities and dilemmas for modern vultureinvestors Includes in-depth case studies of high-profile bankruptcies,including those of Chrysler Automotive and Tropicana Casinos andResorts By its very nature, investing in distressed companies can be acomplicated and risky business. But once the dust settles,these investments can yield extraordinary profits. The Art ofVulture Investing puts this discipline in perspective and showsyou how to excel at this difficult, yet rewarding, endeavor.
|Author||: Stephen G. Moyer|
|Editor||: J. Ross Publishing|
'Distressed Debt Analysis' is an essential reference for anyone involved in the valuation, bankruptcy, or restructuring of US-domiciled businesses.
|Author||: Ben Branch,Hugh Ray|
|Editor||: Beard Books|
This topical and easily understood handbook explains how bankruptcy can affect a corporation and its capital structure and how investors can profit from the corporate bankruptcy process.
|Author||: Stuart C. Gilson|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
An updated look at how corporate restructuring really works Stuart Gilson is one of the leading corporate restructuring experts in the United States, teaching thousands of students and consulting with numerous companies. Now, in the second edition of this bestselling book, Gilson returns to present new insight into corporate restructuring. Through real-world case studies that involve some of the most prominent restructurings of the last ten years, and highlighting the increased role of hedge funds in distressed investing, you'll develop a better sense of the restructuring process and how it can truly create value. In addition to "classic" buyout and structuring case studies, this second edition includes coverage of Delphi, General Motors, the Finova Group and Warren Buffett, Kmart and Sears, Adelphia Communications, Seagate Technology, Dupont-Conoco, and even the Eurotunnel debt restructuring. Covers corporate bankruptcy reorganization, debt workouts, "vulture" investing, equity spin-offs, asset divestitures, and much more Addresses the effect of employee layoffs and corporate downsizing Examines how companies allocate value and when a corporation should "pull the trigger" From hedge funds to financial fraud to subprime busts, this second edition offers a rare look at some of the most innovative and controversial restructurings ever.
|Author||: Hilary Rosenberg|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
"What kinds of investors actually choose to make their living by seeking out troubled companies and becoming mired in the complexities and contentiousness of a bankruptcy or out-of-court workout?" - Hilary Rosenberg (from The Vulture Investors) Welcome to the big-time, big-stress-and big-profit-world of vulture investing. From the eleventh-hour save of Donald Trump's casinos, to the tempestuous history of Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel, to the rocky restructuring of the massive Revco discount drugstore chain, Hilary Rosenberg takes us on a fast-moving journey through some of the major bankruptcies of the 1980s and 1990s-and brings to life the infamous, talented arbiters at the heart of their recovery. Meet the so-called "vulture investors" who cast their sights on distressed concerns, buy out debt, and skillfully forge their way to rich returns. Quietly upstaging the flashier corporate tycoons and raiders of the previous decade, men like Leon Black, Ronald LaBow, Sam Zell, Talton Embry, and Martin Whitman have helped to make a more efficient market in this obscure sector of investment, and their success may even inspire the quickly evolving business cultures of Asia and Latin America. The vulture investors made their way to the forefront of American business during the troubled period when declaring bankruptcy became commonplace among debt-heavy companies. Buying out debt and seeing through the rehabilitation of companies as well-known as Sunbeam and Bloomingdale's, these unique players have changed the face of the distressed securities market. In her own animated, absorbing, and original style, Hilary Rosenberg creates thoroughly researched reenactments of the vultures' greatest exploits to offer an intriguing examination of their methods and their madness-and reveals the important role of these controversial characters in aiding worldwide economic recovery. Praise for The Vulture Investors "A lively account of the hardy band of investors who look for-and find-gold in capitalism's junk pile. Rosenberg not only tells their stories with captivating relish but weighs the overall economic impact of their exploits. This book is a valuable introduction to 1990s-style deal-making." - Chris Welles, Senior Editor, Business Week "In a tour de force of punchy business writing, Rosenberg dissects a little-known but increasingly common high-stakes financial game: preying on companies in distress. . . . The author relates these intricate, suspenseful narratives in a clear, lively style that always instructs and often amuses." - Publishers Weekly "Reads like a good suspense novel." - Library Journal
|Author||: H. Peter Nesvold,Jeffrey Anapolsky,Alexandra Reed Lajoux|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Pessimists see distressed M&A . . . Optimists see distressed M&A Opportunities abound in “bankruptcy beauties”—both in good times and bad. Distressed mergers and acquisitions used to be the domain of a handful of specialists, who generated handsome profits by unlocking value in troubled companies. Now, you can learn the secrets for participating in these deals with knowledge and confidence. The Art of Distressed M&A provides the critical information needed to manage the unique complexities of buying, selling, and financing troubled companies. The Art of Distressed M&A arms you with creative solutions to seemingly impossible problems and helps you to avoid common pitfalls. This comprehensive guide enables you to: Understand the roles, rights, and responsibilities of debtors, secured creditors, unsecured creditors, advisors, trustees, and bankruptcy courts Navigate through complicated valuation, financing, legal, accounting, and tax issues Communicate effectively and make informed proposals in multiparty negotiations Create the optimal deal structure—from prepackaged plans of reorganization to 363 sales to loan-to-own transactions The Art of Distressed M&A also highlights practical examples using recent bankruptcy cases following the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and is the first publication of its kind since The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
|Author||: Martin J. Whitman,Fernando Diz|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
PRAISE FOR DISTRESS INVESTING "Marty Whitman has distilled decades of distressed investing experience into a text that is a must-read for everyone interested in the field, whether a student or a professional investor." —WILBUR L. ROSS, Chairman and CEO, WL Ross & Co. LLC "Distress Investing: Principles and Technique represents a detailed and unique perspective on an arcane arena of investment that is going to get a lot more attention. Marty Whitman is the master, and has set the standard for many years." —SAM ZELL, Chairman, Equity Group Investments, LLC "Martin Whitman and Professor Diz have produced a seminal work on the ins and outs of distressed investing for all distressed debt investors. It is jam-packed with information and guidance for the novice and the experienced. A must-read for anyone interested in distressed investing." —LEWIS KRUGER, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP "Marty Whitman, a legend in distress investing, packs decades of experience into these pages. The restructuring of the capital markets currently under way is sure to provide great distress investment opportunities, which this guide book can make count for you." —BRUCE FLATT, Brookfield Asset Management Inc. "The principles found in this book are those I used in the reorganization of my business from bankruptcy to an S&P 500 company with an investment grade rating and a multibillion-dollar market capitalization. An excellent premier by Marty Whitman and Professor Diz, integrating economic theory with real-world investment to help investors of all shapes and sizes understand and invest in distressed securities." —GENE ISENBERG, Chairman and CEO, Nabors Industries, Inc. "Marty Whitman, the unquestioned 'Dean' of active distressed investors, and Fernando Diz, one of the few academics specializing in distressed investing, have teamed up to provide perhaps the best and most comprehensive primer on distressed securities and markets. I learned so much from this remarkable volume." —EDWARD I. ALTMAN, Max L. Heine Professor of Finance, NYU Stern School of Business, Director of credit and debt markets research at the NYU Salomon Center and adviser to several financial institutions including, Paulson & Co. and Concordia Advisers
|Author||: Henry F. Owsley,Peter S. Kaufman|
|Editor||: Beard Books|
Kaufman and Owsley discuss the restructuring of companies that are in financial distress, in terms of key players and advisors, strategies, equity and enterprise valuation, debt capacity, fraudulent conveyance, maintaining the status quo, third party options, and internal plans of reorganization. The book is aimed at attorneys, accountants, crisis
|Author||: Mark Guthner|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
A breakthrough methodology for profiting in the high-yield and distressed debt market Global advances in technology give investors and asset managers more information at their fingertips than ever before. With Quantitative Analytics in Debt Valuation and Management, you can join the elite club of quantitative investors who know how to use that information to beat the market and their competitors. This powerful guide shows you how to sharpen your analytical process by considering valuable information hidden in the prices of related assets. Quantitative Analytics in Debt Valuation and Management reveals a progressive framework incorporating debt valuation based on the interrelationships among the equity, bond, and options markets. Using this cutting-edge method in conjunction with traditional debt and equity analysis, you will reduce portfolio risk, find assets with the highest returns, and generate dramatically greater profits from your transactions. This book’s “fat-free” presentation and easy-to-navigate format jump-starts busy professionals on their way to mastering proven techniques to: Determine the “equity risk” inherent in corporate debt to establish the causal relationship between a company’s debt, equity, and asset values Price and analyze corporate debt in real time by going beyond traditional methods for computing capital requirements and anticipated losses Look with an insider’s eye at risk management challenges facing banks, hedge funds, and other institutions operating with financial leverage Avoid the mistakes of other investors who contribute to the systemic risk in the financial system Additionally, you will be well prepared for the real world with the book’s focus on practical application and clear case studies. Step-by-step, you will see how to improve bond pricing and hedge debt with equity, and how selected investment management strategies perform when the model is used to drive decision making.
|Author||: Aswath Damodaran|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Valuation is a topic that is extensively covered in business degree programs throughout the country. Damodaran's revisions to "Investment Valuation" are an addition to the needs of these programs.
|Author||: Edward I. Altman,Edith Hotchkiss|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
A comprehensive look at the enormous growth and evolution ofdistressed debt, corporate bankruptcy, and credit risk default This Third Edition of the most authoritative finance bookon the topic updates and expands its discussion of corporatedistress and bankruptcy, as well as the related markets dealingwith high-yield and distressed debt, and offers state-of-the-artanalysis and research on the costs of bankruptcy, credit defaultprediction, the post-emergence period performance of bankruptfirms, and more.
|Author||: Aaron Glantz|
"Essential reading." —New York Review of Books In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class—among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle. Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: “I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy,” he said. But our future president wasn’t alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes—their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money—and the Obama administration’s promise to cover their losses. In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage “products” that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn’t be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.
|Author||: Thessaly La Force|
|Editor||: Little, Brown|
The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.
|Author||: Jason Manolopoulos|
|Editor||: Anthem Press|
Jason Manolopoulos lends a unique perspective, based on experience of the global financial system, emerging markets and crises, European politics and Greek society, to demonstrate how one of the EU’s smaller countries played a catalytic role in a crisis that threatens the future of the euro, and possibly even of the European Union itself. He digs beneath the headline economic data to explore the historical legacy and psychological biases that have shaped an ongoing political drama, in a book that has profound implications for our understanding of economics, as well as the policy choices for Europe’s elite. For more information please visit the book website: http://greecesodiousdebt.anthempressblog.com/
|Author||: Nikiforos T. Laopodis|
This revised and fully expanded edition of Understanding Investments continues to incorporate the elements of traditional textbooks on investments, but goes further in that the material is presented from an intuitive, practical point of view, and the supplementary material included in each chapter lends itself to both class discussion and further reading by students. It provides the essential tools to navigate complex, global financial markets and instruments including relevant (and classic) academic research and market perspectives. The author has developed a number of key innovative features. One unique feature is its economic angle, whereby each chapter includes a section dedicated to the economic analysis of that chapter’s material. Additionally, all chapters contain sections on strategies that investors can apply in specific situations and the pros and cons of each are also discussed. The book provides further clarification of some of the concepts discussed in the previous edition, thereby offering a more detailed analysis and discussion, with more real-world examples. The author has added new, shorter text boxes, labeled "Market Flash" to highlight the use of, or changes in current practices in the field; updates on strategies as applied by professionals; provision of useful information for an investor; updates on regulations; and anything else that might be relevant in discussing and applying a concept. This second edition also includes new sections on core issues in the field of investments, such as alternative investments, disruptive technologies, and future trends in investment management. This textbook is intended for undergraduate students majoring or minoring in finance and also for students in economics and related disciplines who wish to take an elective course in finance or investments.
|Author||: Lowell Miller|
|Editor||: Adams Media|
Describes how to pick a group of stocks of highly steady, moderate growth companies that offer consistent returns at a minimal risk
|Editor||: Independently Published|
What compels so many other people to fill their homes with the preserved remains of animals, and how can you join in the fun? Vulture Culture 101: A Book For People Who Like Dead Things explores the modern revival in acquiring, preserving and creating art with these natural specimens.Written by author and artist Lupa, this is the first full-length guide to Vulture Culture, a subculture that in recent years has grown up around the appreciation of hides, bones and other animal specimens. More than just a book on taxidermy, it explores such diverse topics as the roots of Vulture Culture, where to get specimens, what's legal and what isn't, how to identify what you've got, and so much more! And for those willing to roll their sleeves up and get their hands dirty, there'll be how-tos on tanning, bone cleaning and other preparation work. Plus it's a great book to give to family and friends who are curious about your interests.Whether you've been a part of Vulture Culture since its inception or are just finding out about this fandom of fur, feather and bone, Vulture Culture 101 is sure to have something for every scavenger!
|Author||: Michael Teng|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Why would anyone want to invest in a company that has declared or is near bankruptcy? Most people would not want to touch such a stock but there are many who specialize in this very field.Distressed securities are the securities such as stocks, bonds, other financial claims of a company that is close to or has reached financial distress. If a company has filed for bankruptcy, it is under financial distress. This category also includes bank debt and non-performing loans. They fail to make regular interest or principal payments, and they trade at yields higher than those of similar dated Treasuries. Who would want to invest here? Once their financial distress becomes evident, there is lot of panic selling and these then trade at deep discounts. At this stage, they present an attractive opportunity to anyone who has analysed their true worth. In recent years, private firms such as hedge funds, private equity firms have been among the largest buyers of distressed securities. They hold the securities until they have appreciated, and then sell them. This book examines the fundamental issues in relating to buying and selling of distressed companies. It is a sequel to the first highly successful book by the same author: Fundamentals of buying and selling companies.