Financial Restructuring and Business Revitalization

Client Background: Our firm collaborated with a commercial operator and vessel charterer specializing in dry bulk cargoes. The company faced financial challenges, including negative EBITDA, and required assistance in securing pre-shipment financing and revitalizing its operations.


  1. Financial Strain: The company experienced negative EBITDA, indicating financial distress and operational inefficiencies.
  2. Pre-Shipment Finance: Securing pre-shipment finance of USD 2 million required identifying potential financiers and designing suitable financing structures.
  3. Turnaround Strategy: Rejuvenating the company's financial performance and transitioning from negative to positive EBIDTA presented significant challenges.


  1. Financing Identification: Our team conducted extensive market research to identify potential financiers willing to provide pre-shipment finance to the client.
  2. Structured Financing: Designed a financing structure tailored to the client's needs, incorporating favorable terms and conditions to secure the necessary funding.
  3. Turnaround Strategy: Collaborated closely with the company's management to develop a comprehensive turnaround strategy focused on operational efficiency, cost optimization, and revenue enhancement.
  4. Operational Overhaul: Implemented operational improvements to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and reduce costs across the organization.
  5. Financial Management: Introduced robust financial management practices to monitor cash flow, control expenses, and improve profitability.
  6. Performance Monitoring: Established key performance indicators (KPIs) to track progress against financial and operational targets, enabling timely adjustments and corrective actions.


  1. Successful Financing: Secured pre-shipment finance of USD 2 million by identifying suitable financiers and structuring a favorable financing deal, providing essential liquidity to support the company's operations.
  2. Financial Revitalization: Transformed the company's financial performance from negative EBITDA to positive EBIDTA, achieving a remarkable turnaround and restoring profitability.
  3. Operational Efficiency: Implemented operational improvements resulting in enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and improved productivity, contributing to the company's financial recovery.
  4. Sustainable Growth: Established a solid foundation for sustainable growth and long-term success, positioning the company for future expansion and profitability.

Conclusion:Through strategic financial restructuring, operational enhancements, and a comprehensive turnaround strategy, our firm successfully revitalized the financial performance of the commercial operator and vessel charterer. By securing pre-shipment finance, transitioning from negative to positive EBIDTA, and implementing operational improvements, we facilitated the company's resurgence and laid the groundwork for sustained growth and profitability in the competitive dry bulk cargo market. This case highlights the importance of proactive financial management, strategic planning, and operational excellence in driving business success and overcoming financial challenges.