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Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring provides restructuring, turnaround and implementation advice and services to underperforming and financially distressed businesses, their stakeholders, and advisors.

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When a company is stressed and distressed, it can seem like everything is going wrong at once: creditors demand faster payment, customers stop paying on time, capital expenditure is delayed, and liquidity is increasingly tight. For those experiencing some or all of these signs, it can be hard to know where to start to fix the problem.

The Deloitte Turnaround & Restructuring team helps clients react quickly and confidently under pressure and in the face of challenges.

Our South African team collectively has almost 50 years of restructuring experience, almost 20 of which in banking and private equity, which we leverage to navigate our clients through crisis and back to growth.

We do this by rapidly deploying teams to create a common information platform that all stakeholders can rely on. This gives all parties visibility over liquidity, financial viability, and other key risks. In our experience, this builds trust among stakeholders and provides a period of stability. We then offer our best-in-class stakeholder management and restructuring experience to help clients design a restructuring solution, negotiate the terms with stakeholders and implement the turnaround.

Our South Africa-based team is uniquely placed to support our clients for three key reasons:

  • Our senior South African team has spent over 25 years in European restructuring markets, which gives you the comfort that we provide world-class, cutting-edge restructuring advice and solutions at local prices.
  • We have a market leading knowledge of technical restructuring and insolvency law, with all team members accredited by at least one leading restructuring industry body with local and international qualifications.
  • We have an unrivalled local and international network and can call on the right expert at a moment’s notice. This includes drawing on the breadth of Deloitte’s sector and financial advisory experts, lawyers, and potential investors. As your restructuring evolves, we evolve with it.

For many of our clients, restructuring is a new and unfamiliar world. We have a track record of delivering consensual solutions in stressful, time-pressured situations. Our goal is simple: to ensure this restructuring is your last.

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Our Comprehensive Suite of Turnaround & Restructuring Services

Our South African team is part of a global network of 2 500 dedicated Turnaround & Restructuring professionals who bring leadership and deliver value to companies and their key stakeholders, across our comprehensive suite of services:

  • Crisis Management
  • Liquidity Management
  • CRO Services, Managed Exit
  • Third Party Credit Risk
  • Working Cap Management

Uncertainty is not new, but today’s volatile economic landscape presents businesses in many sectors with an unprecedented variety of complex strategic, operational, financial and organisational challenges.

From the need to react or adapt to a specific challenge, to managing a full-blown crisis, our subject-matter experts bring clarity and insight that clients require to successfully navigate business critical challenges.

Whether clients require our professionals to act as the lead advisor, to quickly deliver robust financial analysis to support the restructuring plan, to conduct an independent business review or to develop contingency plans, our experts are ideally placed to ensure a successful and timely outcome is delivered.

Uniquely, we bring Deloitte’s market leading digital transformation capabilities and our deep sector and business understanding into the turnaround planning, deploying teams globally and locally as required to accelerate change and maximise potential value for the benefit of key stakeholders. 

  • Lead Financial Restructuring Advisor
  • CBR & IBR
  • Contingency Planning
  • Distressed M&A Planning
  • Restructuring Tax & Legal

Whatever the potential trigger might be, today’s landscape of uncertainties means businesses have to continually assess and reassess the appropriateness of their existing capital structure and funding options and in many cases the financial restructuring options for their balance sheets to sustain/grow the business.

This need for continual scenario planning and testing of options, combined with often competing priorities of the businesses’ owners, customers/suppliers and financiers presents management with complex obstacles and extended timelines to achieving a successful outcome, even if the case for restructuring is compelling.

Our professionals bring with them the essential expertise and experience and vital strategic insight, deep sector and debt market knowledge and the ability to draw upon the support and breadth of capabilities of Deloitte’s services, especially debt advisory and tax structuring support.

Whether clients require our professionals to act as the lead advisor, to quickly deliver robust financial analysis to support the restructuring plan, to conduct an independent business review or to develop contingency plans we are ideally placed to ensure a successful and timely outcome is delivered.

  • Distressed Debt Advisory
  • Rescue Capital Advisory
  • Valuations & Modelling
  • Portfolio Lead Advisory Services

Following the global pandemic, combined with the resulting government actions and sectoral transformation, challenges for borrowers and lenders across the globe have been accelerated and accentuated. Continuing volatility and disruption and the unprecedented post-pandemic debt overhang, will exacerbate these challenges going forward.

Our dedicated Debt & Capital Advisory professionals and Portfolio Lead Advisory Services (PLAS) specialists are uniquely placed to support clients in managing their refinancing challenges and distressed debt issues, whether that be for a single name or a broad portfolio, driven by regulatory capital requirements.

Our Debt & Capital Advisory and PLAS teams bring unparalleled expertise and experience of sourcing new and alternative capital for clients, leveraging our global debt market and investor relationships. 

We help clients to tell their story to the markets clearly and effectively, leveraging our business review, planning, modelling and valuation teams, providing robust support for credit and investment committees.

  • Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy Support
  • Distressed M&A
  • Forensic Investigation

Far from being an option of last resort, Insolvency or Bankruptcy processes very often play a crucial role in rehabilitating businesses for the future and delivering a successful financial and operational restructuring, enabling a business to recover value.

Our global network of Deloitte insolvency and bankruptcy professionals has a market-leading track record in facilitating successful outcomes for local in-country processes as well as complex cross-border restructurings.

We are experts in innovatively deploying insolvency processes as part of a wider restructuring effort to protect and preserve value, regardless of how difficult or complex or time-critical the circumstances.

In many situations, our Accelerated M&An and Forensic teams are involved too, working seamlessly with our Insolvency professionals, deploying our proven bespoke methodologies to maximise value recoveries in adverse scenarios, whether that’s delivered in parallel with the insolvency planning or after the event.

Large Company Turnaround of the Year 2022 TMA National winner for WBHO Australia Group (Probuild) | 2021 International Company Turnaround/Transaction of the Year for Virgin Australiav | 2021 Restructuring Deal of the Year for Virgin Australia | 2020 Restructuring Deal of the Year 2020 for Axsesstoday

Canadian Restructuring firm of the year award, 2022

Corporate Restructuring Financial Advisory firm of the year, China 2023