"Kaufman and Owsley have long been well-respected in the insolvency field. The book is a well-written, sophisticated exposition of what happens behind the scenes in the restructuring of distressed companies and what drives and influences strategic and tactical decisions in these cases, all told with the unique tongue-in-cheek humor of the authors... Distressed Investment Banking is a book every distressed market profession will want in their bookcase." - Barry Ridings, Co-Head of Lazard Freres & Co. LLC Restructuring Group:
"Distressed Investment Banking is a must read for anyone who is, or may be involved with a distressed company, including boards of directors, senior management, distressed investors, and bankruptcy professionals. Kaufman and Owsley, two giants in the field of distressed investment banking, do a masterful job sharing their vast experience in the distressed investment banking process. Distressed Investment Banking is easy to read, chock full of helpful information...I'll be giving it away for holiday presents." - Michael L. Tuchin, Co-Managing Partner, Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff & Stern LLP
"As a bankruptcy lawyer who represents large and middle market debtors with complex capital structures, I can tell you from experience that this is one of the most insightful works I have ever read. It focuses on those items that matter most to a company in distress and it does that in a sophisticated, yet practical, manner. It is a must read for those interested in truly understanding how the distressed business works from inside out." - James Conlan, Firm-wide Vice Chair, Sidley Austin Brown Wood Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy Group
About the Author
HENRY F. OWSLEY is a founding partner and the Chief Executive Officer of the New York-based investment bank Gordian Group, LLC. He has more than 35 years' experience in the business of solving complex financial challenges as an investment banker. He is the co-author, with Peter Kaufman, of Equity Holders Under Siege: Strategies and Tactics for Distressed Businesses (Beard Books 2014), Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back (Beard Books, 2005) and The Role of the Investment Banker in Distressed M&A, Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions (LexMed Publishing, 1998). He has consistently been named one of the ten leading investment bankers involved in bankruptcies and financial restructurings by The Deal. Mr. Owsley graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and has a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management.
PETER S. KAUFMAN is President and Head of Restructuring and Distressed M&A at the New York-based investment bank of Gordian Group, LLC. He has more than 35 years' experience in the business of solving complex financial challenges as an investment banker and, formerly, as an attorney. Mr. Kaufman is the founding Co-Chairman of the Committee on Investment Banking of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI). He is the coauthor, with Henry Owsley, of Equity Holders Under Siege: Strategies and Tactics for Distressed Businesses (Beard Books 2014), Distressed Investment Banking: To the Abyss and Back (Beard Books, 2005) and The Role of the Investment Banker in Distressed M&A, Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions (LexMed Publishing, 1998). He has consistently been named one of the ten leading national investment bankers in financial restructurings by The Deal. Mr. Kaufman graduated with honors from Yale College and received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.