Exclusive outtakes from industry leaders
They have all been beneficiaries of European banks’ preference to tinker with company balance sheets rather than fundamentally restructure indebted businesses, one speaker said at this week’s restructuring summit.
However, such easy conditions — primarily because banks are reluctant to take big hits on their balance sheets — will not last long if banks’ balance sheets continue to strengthen, speakers said.
“Come the new year there will be a new spate of companies being allowed to go to the wall,” Blackstone’s Simon Davies said.
Everyone likes to set records. Think about those two giant twins who felt the need to ride motorcycles for their Guinness Book of World Records picture. What were those guys thinking?
Well, after many Reuters Summits, it seemed we set a record on Monday for the use of the word “crap” in one session.