Notable Client Representation
Select matters in which Brent Kugman or Kugman professionals have provided financial and operational consulting services as Corporate Advisor, Restructuring Advisor, M & A Advisor or Chief Restructuring Officer (CRO) and Board Member, facilitating improved performance and enhancing value for their clients.
Cardiac Science Corporation
Kugman Partners worked directly as Board Chair and President for this manufacturer of medical devices to establish improved relations with global supply chain and provide confidence to key customers regarding ongoing relationships and operations. We also provided testimony in Chapter 11 proceeding during the company’s takeover and supported the stalking horse bidder.
Access Management, LLC
Brent Kugman was elected as new Lead Board Manager for this Managing General Agent of non-standard auto policies, by lenders exercising rights under certain loan and security agreements. We provided strategic corporate governance to stabilize the company and C-suite, assumed responsibilities of President and Board, and worked with all constituents to a successful conclusion. As the new slate, we further assisted C-suite with stabilization of work force and company operations.
Kugman Partners conducted a comprehensive QoE analysis of the financial and operational systems of Landcare, LLC, the 2nd largest commercial landscape company in the U.S., to assist management in its evaluation of the business and of financing options. Our findings provided management with the specific information they needed to continue development and implementation of strategic plan, facilitating their continued success including upsizing credit facilities for expanded growth.
Chicago Miniature Lighting, LLC
Kugman was recruited by the private equity owner of this Tier 1 & 2 auto industry supplier to initially stabilize operations and then support an independent auto-centric operations team to further enhance relationships with the Big Three automakers. Brent Kugman was subsequently appointed CRO and Board Chair to oversee the company’s restructuring sale process and ultimate wind-down of the Oldco shell.
The Roomplace f/k/a Harlem Furniture
Brent Kugman acted as CRO and Sole Board Manager, stabilizing all aspects of operations for this $200 million retailer with 23+ locations, including management of C-suite, merchandise on the water, and distribution center. We also acted as exclusive advisor to obtain highest and best offer in a competitive sale process.
R.S. Owens and Company
Acting as exclusive financial advisor for this high end awards and recognition industry manufacturer of the Oscar, Emmy, and MTV awards, Kugman analyzed channel and customer profitability to focus future growth initiatives and needed cost savings in profitable segments. We communicated with the senior secured lender and trade vendors to create an interim structure and an adequate liquidity position for the company. As exclusive banker, Kugman managed a successful sale to an awards and gift company with access to new markets and an industry-leading reputation in service and distribution to complement the company’s innovation and manufacturing excellence.
Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc.
Brent Kugman was appointed as CRO and Corporate Secretary in order to provide a range of services relating to management of Chapter 11 proceedings, including corporate approval of all activities necessary for the expeditious and efficient resolution of the Debtors’ bankruptcy cases, court testimony, and management of tax-related matters.
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