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Lutheran Social Services

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) is one of the largest social services organizations in the state of Illinois. Due to the state’s inability to pass a budget to pay for its contracted services, LSSI was incurring cash losses of $5MM per year.

Senior Services Center

The state of Illinois substantially reduced contracted senior services at an important west Chicago-area senior service center which threatened the operation of the organization and its services to the community.​


100-year-old commercial catalog printer, the third largest in the U.S., with revenues exceeding $80MM and pre-petition loan and lease obligations of $50MM. The company ran into setbacks related to the recent acquisition of a second production facility. Additionally, the company had high debt levels, an unfavorable facility lease and significant funding obligations with two declining multi-employer pension plans. At the time of Harney Partners’ engagement, the company was in default of its senior loan borrowing base and financial covenants.​

Bank Group – Continuing Care Retirement Communities​

A religiously affiliated organization developed and built a 53-story high-rise continuing care retirement facility with 248 living units in an urban location. However, due to market economics, it was only able to fill 82 units resulting in a default on the bonds and a draw on the letter of credit. The facility was built on land leased from an affiliate of the religious organization that complicated alternative use options. ​

​Centrifuge Manufacturer

In 2016, 80% of a centrifuge manufacturer was acquired by a Chinese firm with a put option given to the seller for the remaining 20%. In 2018 the put option was exercised and demand was made of the Chinese parent to purchase the remaining 20%. However, the Chinese parent was unable to raise the funds and defaulted on the demand. Litigation ensued and the matter came to ahead in early 2020. As the 80% shareholder, the Chinese parent looked to put the Company into Chapter 11 to resolve the dispute. With the guidance of Harney, the parties ultimately resolved their differences and reached agreement on a restructuring and the purchase of the 20% interest.

Consulting Firm

Retained as financial advisor by the secured lending group of consulting firm to assist in negotiations of an out-of-court restructuring​

Custom Packaging Company

This custom packaging company was experiencing declining financial performance. This, combined with an unwieldy ownership and management structure and an overreliance on a single customer, created uncertainty with its senior lender. After a covenant default, the senior lender requested that the company find alternative financing.​

Flambeau River Papers LLC

A manufacturer of pulp, paper and related products was struggling as they navigated increased competition and falling paper prices​