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Bankruptcy Investing - How to Profit From Distressed Companies (9781587982910): Ben Branch, Hugh Ray: Books. Corporate bankruptcies are at an all-time high, and this trend is likely to continue. Bankruptcy Investing introduces investors to the risky but lucrative opportunities to invest in the securities of troubled companies. Every area of this exciting field is described in complete detail. Real-world examples illustrate the explanations. Companies in distress may go through an informal or formal workout of problems, or they may enter Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The investment implications for the securities of firms in each of these stages are considered in full. Everything the investor needs to know is contained in this book. The authors show why it can be smart to invest in troubled companies. Whether you are a savvy investor or experienced fund manager (or aspire to be one), Bankruptcy Investing introduces you to the risky but lucrative opportunities for investing in the securities of troubled companies. This timely new book describes in detail the rules of the game and how to apply them to pick the winners. The authors, both experts in the legal and financial aspects of bankruptcy investing, explain everything you need to know about investing in distressed companies, including estimating bankruptcy values, how to use timing to your advantage, quantitative techniques to minimize risks, evaluating available data, characteristics of various types of short-term and long-term debt instruments, investment strategies, and sources of additional information. You'll fully understand all the implications of investing in the securities of firms in all stages of financial distress--from informal or formal workouts to Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcy--as well as investing in both debt and equity securities. Real-world examples illustrate how you can profit from investing in troubled companies and what risks are incurred. An extensive glossary defines legal, economic and financial terms. Bankruptcy Investing translates the often-confusing lexicon of bankruptcy into a profitable investment program that you can implement immediately. You too will discover an exciting way to find new investment winners. Two financial experts guide you through the risky but lucrative investment opportunities available in troubled companies. Whether your interests are informal or formal workouts, Chapter 11 or Chapter 7 bankruptcies, debt or equity securities, this book will explain everything you need to know about investing in distressed corporations. Topics include estimating bankruptcy values, how to use timing to your advantage, quantitative techniques to minimize risk, evaluating available data, the characteristics of various types of short-term and long-term debt instruments, and investment strategies. The authors illustrate their points with real-world examples, and provide an extensive glossary defining legal, economic and financial terms.
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