Transitional / Turnaround Management


For over 40-years, EDS has judiciously guided and skillfully represented secured creditors, attorneys and law firms, investors, and myriad stakeholders in managing their Special Situations needs. From National Priority List Superfund Sites—to a decommissioned nuclear-powered aircraft carrier—to the pencils-on-the-desk we handle it all, and we have successfully managed and generated billions-of-dollars for our global clientele in the disposition and conversion of their special assets and special situations to cash.

The impact of complex and contentious litigation in many special asset and special situations can complicate, if not destroy, the secured creditor’s position if not handled properly. Non-current, non-performing, distressed, and troubled accounts present many pressing challenges. When problematic accounts facing operational and/or financial challenges occur, our experienced—street-savvy—proficient transitional management teams employ creative—proven solutions that often reverse and cure these situations immediately.

Our Special Assets and Special Situations Group marshal onsite 24/7/365 throughout-the-world to provide the complete spectrum of operational management and disposition services. Our teams work closely with the secured creditor and its legal representatives to preserve, protect, maintain, operate, and otherwise enhance the going-concern value of the troubled businesses and/or business assets that might otherwise be lost during bankruptcies, foreclosures, restructurings, liquidations, and related actions while actively pursuing permanent solutions.

EDS specializes in providing special situations interim/crisis/turnaround management for  secured creditors and investors with troubled accounts facing operational and financial difficulties. We are particularly experienced in providing transitional management, wind-downs, and the disposition of industrial, manufacturing, and distribution related plants and facilities and, highly-contentious and environmentally-sensitive special situations.

Our award-winning environmental services have earned us the distinction of being the only Court Appointment Receiver/Keeper (Louisiana) that the United States Environmental Protection Agency allows to conduct special situations services for secured creditors on active Superfund Sites. We are very proud of this distinction and believe that it and our body-of-work for such multinational giants as Signal Capital, Ally Capital, and GE speak to our level of expertise and the confidence placed in us.

EDS seeks to partner with owners, managers, and secured creditors to achieve the best outcome for all stakeholders. These efforts often lead to exceptional investment opportunities for EDS’ Distressed Assets Private-Equity Investment Funds.