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Can corporate restructuring save a business?

At some point in time, it might become clear to you that your business is struggling. It could be due to changes in your specific market, overall macroeconomic trends, or any of a number of other reasons. But the bottom line is, something needs to change.

Businesses in Texas have multiple options at their disposal in attempting to correct for issues. The most drastic solution is bankruptcy, but often times corporate restructuring can be a less drastic and more effective strategy for turning your business around.

How corporate restructuring can help

In almost all instances when a business begins to struggle, the problems manifest as losing money. There are numerous possible root causes that can cause a business to be in the red, and corporate restructuring can be an effective way to tackle them.

Here are some of the tactics a business can use in restructuring:

  • Getting rid of unprofitable or unproductive assets
  • Relocating production facilities or office facilities to drive down costs
  • Outsourcing either production or staff
  • Refinancing existing debt
  • Renegotiating existing contracts to more favorable terms
  • Redesigning the business hierarchy
  • Reducing staff, especially unproductive or surplus employees
  • Merging with another business
  • Creating a strategic alliance with another entity with similar goals or common interests

The key to corporate restructuring is fitting the right types of moves to your business’s specific circumstances. Any of the above tactics can save a business, and any of them can dig the hole even deeper if the fit is wrong.

Before committing to any major corporate restructuring, it’s important to have an accurate valuation of your business, including all business sub-units or significant assets. Pair that with a comprehensive projection as to how those changes are going to impact your organization.