Borrowing Havoc = Cashflow Havoc. How to Avoid.

It’s difficult to handle the current economic environment unless you know what you’re dealing with. The truth is that no one knows the depth, breadth or length of the current economic slump due to COVID-19. It’s been like a one, two punch. The default rates is out of control which, in turn, has caused banks to pull in there horns in lending.

GPA Capital, through its years of experience (this is not our first recession) is ready to help. Cash flow lending is challenging, particularly since one cannot produce stabilized revenue. However, we can look at our opportunistic fund for one. We can also look at changing asset class for collateral, which utilizes your self-liquidating assets such as Accounts Receivable, MVA’s, O&G Reserves or Other Pre-Sales and Invoice Financing. Projections are fine if supported appropriately.

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Capital Recapture

“I am more concerned with the return of my money than the return on my money,” interestingly was quoted by three powerhouse people of the past (Mark Twain, Will Rogers and John Maynard Keynes – the father of modern day economics). This is so powerful, yet simple, that I wanted to bring it up again as it is a more applicable statement today than ever before.

As I’ve worked and consulted with commercial banks in past recessions, the knee-jerk reaction is usually to litigate first and worry about capital recapture later. This one-way street leads the borrower to seek the protection of the US Bankruptcy Court. As a consequence, massive writeoffs are taken and all parties lose.

Alternatively, I’ve proven time and time again that the best path to a workout is to work with all parties, assessing concepts, business plans, capital stack, supply-demand for products and efficiency of workflow. The “project correction” can be (1) charged off, (2) the new business plan executed so that the endeavor is now profitable, (3) the charged off amount can now be amortized over the new project earnings, and finally, (4) recorded as capital gains, thus monetizing the tax benefit along with the capital recapture.

Not possible? Case Study: One of our bank clients was upside down by an inordinant amount. Why not buy the land next door with seller-held paper, double the size of the project and amortize the overage – it worked (Ocala, Florida). Whether Real Estate, Industrial or Energy, GPA Capital’s Elastic Amortization Method.

Feel free to email me your scenario…charles.h.pope@gp-assoc.com