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HOW PRO’S PLAY LOAN-TO-OWN GAME

HOW PRO’S PLAY LOAN-TO-OWN GAME

July 13, 2010: Originally published in “The Distressed Debt Report” (July 13, 2010)

In the mergers and acquisitions market, the heady deals of just three years ago have disappeared. But in their place a frothy new market has emerged, and, as always happens in down economies, it is one in which true fortunes can be made. Bull market fortunes can turn out to be made of mere paper, but bear market fortunes are forever.

Investor money has been flooding into “distress” funds since at least 2008, and over the last six months, funds have begun deploying money much more actively. For the acquirer willing to navigate the straits of distressed investing, the worst of times can present the best of opportunities. Read More