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Within most of these industries and other business sectors, the firm has been engaged to perform services for members of each of the following constituencies:

Corporate Stakeholders

Corporate Attorneys

Private Equity/Venture Capitalists

Commercial Lenders

Investment Bankers

Asset-based Lenders

Bankruptcy Attorneys

Litigation Attorneys

While the Services section of this Web site describes Regent Pacific's services overall, unique capabilities for specific types of stakeholders are described in more detail in this section.

Corporate Stakeholders

In today's business environment, those in leadership roles and positions of corporate governance bear an enormous responsibility. Regent Pacific provides direct advisory services to owners, board members, directors, "C-level" executives, and numerous other corporate stakeholders on a wide range of subjects. Typically, these stakeholders rely on Regent Pacific to be their objective and independent catalyst for change. The firm helps corporate stakeholders unravel complex issues and provides unbiased information, which allows clear-headed decisions to be made. We also counsel stakeholders on liability issues and steer individuals and boards through the complicated aspects of regulatory compliance.

Corporate Attorneys

Corporate attorneys represent corporations in all contractual and organizational matters, and often serve as counsel to the board of directors when a company is experiencing difficulties, including financial crisis. Regent Pacific can conduct a liquidity analysis, which focuses on the magnitude of the current cash supply (can they meet payroll?) and the longer-term solutions to liquidity problems. This might include selling assets to raise cash, financing assets so they are still used by the company for a fee, and sale/leasebacks of real estate property. This process often reveals the root cause of a liquidity problem and offers new ways of operating the business to correct the cash flow and markedly improve the crisis. In these cases, Regent Pacific is usually hired by the company at the corporate attorney's recommendation.

Private Equity/Venture Capitalists

Regent Pacific serves venture capitalist at several stages in the life of an investment. First, a pre-investment situation analysis is conducted by our professionals, hired by the venture firm, to determine if the prospective investee has a sound plan and sufficient management skills to execute the plan. The analysis focuses on commonsense management evaluations of both the business projections and the credibility of the growth plan.

Second, when mezzanine rounds of financing are considered, Regent Pacific is hired by the company to provide a management assessment of whether the founders have met their projections, and, if not, whether suitable alternative strategies have been employed. At this stage, Regent Pacific professionals may recommend various forms of alternative growth strategies for the future development of the investee, as well as consult on whether or not the investment should be made.

Third, Regent Pacific is often employed in turning around a lackluster investee, stepping into a management capacity to effect the turnaround, divestment, merger, or (in the extreme case) liquidation of the investment. The firm is normally hired by the company during this stage.

Commercial Lenders

Lending to businesses is not easy. Often, commercial lending officers are overloaded and have minimal resources to watch the multiplicity of details that are required for a healthy lending portfolio. Regent Pacific can provide a situation analysis of a debtor to assure, with minimal effort, that the loan is still viable. This can occur before the loan has been declared in default or has been transferred to the workout department.

Once the loan has defaulted, either on a covenant basis or because of nonpayment of the debt, it is normally transferred to the workout department of the bank. At this point, Regent Pacific provides a workout analysis, which focuses on whether the bank's secured position is firm or has been eroded, what alternative actions the debtor might employ to provide the bank with payment streams or with more security, and whether the current management should be retained.

If the bank determines it will foreclose on its assets and take control of the debtor, Regent Pacific can be hired to manage the business. It should be clear that, in this situation, as duly appointed management of the business, the Regent Pacific role must be to act in the best interest of the total business, including the bank's interest as one of the stakeholders. Regent Pacific understands the necessity of fulfilling the fiduciary responsibilities of an officer in an active business, and can offer many banking references where the bank has successfully worked with Regent Pacific after failing to work with prior management.

Investment Bankers

From initial public offerings and multiple secondary offerings, to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments, Regent Pacific offers several services of interest to investment bankers. In assessing whether or not a public offering should be made and how to price it, Regent Pacific provides a pre-offering situation analysis that focuses on the market, the company's potential, the plans for growth, and the management skill required to effectively execute the plan.

Regent Pacific conducts analyses for mergers, which focuses on the suitability of the merger, the potential clashes in management style, a commonsense look at the pro formas of the combined enterprises for doability, and the credibility of the projections for the future of the combined business.

Regent Pacific can also actively manage the business just prior to a divestment or sale. Our personnel are expert in the "staging" of an enterprise for sale. We prepare the compendium of business results used to present the rudiments of the business to prospective purchasers and can meet with prospective purchasers to provide an unbiased, clear, and balanced presentation of the seller's strength and weaknesses.

Asset-based Lenders

Asset-based lenders normally take the riskier loans, basing their return on assets (accounts receivable and inventory, typically) rather than profits of an ongoing business. Working directly for the asset-based lender, Regent Pacific can supply an asset endangerment analysis. This analysis focuses on whether the assets are obsolete, whether other security interests may intervene in the lender's control of those assets, and whether there are commonsense business reasons that will endanger the assets.

Rather than working directly for the asset-based lender, Regent Pacific is often hired by the business enterprise itself. If a loan is in default or if covenants have been breached, the lender may insist that the management team be replaced as a condition of further lending or of waiving the covenants. In these cases, Regent Pacific would be appointed by the board to manage the business and get it back on track, taking on the full fiduciary responsibility of officers.

Bankruptcy Attorneys

Since Regent Pacific's practice regularly includes management of companies in or near a bankruptcy condition, Regent Pacific provides business management services directly to the company at the recommendation of their bankruptcy attorney. Such assignments usually begin with a situation analysis designed to quickly ferret out the causes of the crisis. The analysis includes several alternative strategies for the business, recommends the most desirable course, and provides a timetable for executing the recommended alternative. Regent Pacific is usually hired by the company's board to prepare the company for bankruptcy, and manages the company throughout the bankruptcy process.

Litigation Attorneys

Regent Pacific, by virtue of its constant involvement in companies facing financial crisis, has developed a litigation support practice to assist litigators in trying cases involving business fraud, bankruptcy, fraudulent transfers, and misappropriation of business assets. Regent Pacific's expert witnesses have testified in several cases of major business failure for international technology companies.

Regent Pacific can provide forensic business valuation and forensic accounting services, reconstructing from business records the chronology of a business failure and/or a major change in business fortunes. We also provide expert witnesses with experience in assessing whether corporate officers and directors have properly exercised their fiduciary responsibilities.