Does the Current ‘Logistics Nightmare’ Have a Surprising Upside?

Does the Current ‘Logistics Nightmare’ Have a Surprising Upside? 
By: Ryan Davis
Date: September 28, 2021

Could today’s global supply chain disruption contain some good news for asset-based lenders? That may seem like a counterintuitive question given that the current inventory crunch — supplies have dropped to levels not seen since just after the Great Recession — has led many borrowers to massively downsize their ABL lines. In […]

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Retail Bankruptcies – Will the Shakeout Persist?

By: Michael McGrail

With 21 major retailers filing for bankruptcy protection, 2017 went down as the busiest year for filings since The Great Recession. Working alone or with partners, our firm ran liquidation sales for Gander Mountain, Gordmans, RadioShack, MC Sports, Vanity, Sears Canada and hhgregg, to name a few. We also entered into multiple private deals involving undisclosed retailers, virtually all of which were household […]

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Have No Fear: Why the Rise of Amazon Is Good For the ABL Sector

By Andy Babcock and Ryan Davis
The metamorphosis of Amazon from a bookseller to one of the largest retailers on the planet has permanently changed the business landscape. Yet ABL lenders have hesitated to lend against inventory held at Amazon’s warehouses. Tiger Capital’s Andy Babcock and Ryan Davis assuage lenders’ fears. They explain how the Fulfillment by Amazon program benefits sellers and creates a seamless, profitable […]

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In Sporting Goods Retail, There Can Only Be Two

At first glance, it might seem that national sporting goods chains should have the wind at their backs: U.S. personal income is expected to rise or hold through 2017, and researchers at Morgan Stanley cite dramatic growth in sports participation in North America, particularly among young people. According to IBIS World, in fact, the compound annual growth rate of the retail sporting goods market will […]

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Out of Fashion: The Trouble With Tweens and Teens

Apparel retailers targeting tweens and teens are taking a big hit. While we have already seen filings from the likes of Cache, Wet Seal, dELiA*s and Deb Shops, this is likely just the beginning of a larger trend. Amid dwindling sales at many (but not quite all) tween and teen-focused chains, the sector is positioned for further consolidation and additional filings.
In the heyday of the […]

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