- Senior Managing Director
- Corporate Finance
- T: +1 215 606 0027
- 1500 Walnut Street
- Suite 1515
- Philadelphia, PA, 19102
- United States
- T: +1 215 546 4590
- B.A., Economics, Bucknell University
- M.B.A., Pennsylvania State University
- Corporate Finance
- Lender Advisory
- Transaction Advisory
Kris Coghlan specializes in assisting lenders, investment banks, commercial finance companies, hedge funds and other sources of capital with financing-related valuation and due diligence and loan workout investigations.
Mr. Coghlan has helped our clients originate and monitor many forms of debt, including leveraged, high yield “B” piece, subordinated, debtor-in-possession (“DIP”), bankruptcy exit, subprime, and asset-based lending financings and securitizations. His experience spans across a wide variety of industries and collateral types, and transaction sizes range as high as $2.5 billion. Borrower locations have included North America, Europe and Asia. In addition, Mr. Coghlan has assisted strategic and financial buyers with acquisition related due diligence and post-close working capital analysis.
Mr. Coghlan has represented the pre-petition secured lenders in the Farmland, Hayes Lemmerz, Fruit of the Loom and Goss Graphic Systems bankruptcies. He supported the management of Anchor Glass Container and Long John Silver in their efforts to prepare to file and exit from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in the structure and negotiation of DIP financings. Mr. Coghlan has monitored the performance of bankrupt companies in the Delaware, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Southern District of Manhattan, Northern District of Illinois and Western District of Missouri courts.
Mr. Coghlan has assisted the management of troubled companies in devising short to medium term financial strategies and projections for use in troubled debt restructures, while implementing controls over cash expenditures, overheads and operating costs. Furthermore, Mr. Coghlan has managed a portfolio of problem real estate loans on behalf of a regional money center bank. In this capacity, he negotiated loan restructures and initiated foreclosure proceedings as he worked with the bank and its counsel to maximize the return from their loans. The portfolio of loans he managed included land, development and operating properties.
Mr. Coghlan has analyzed the asset quality of advances by a savings and loan to residential real estate investment partnerships with aggregate borrowings of $350 million. The findings and conclusions were an integral part of an overall presentation to a trier of fact and resulted in a judgment for the client, a state insurance company, in excess of $100 million. He also has held management positions in financial planning and analysis at a $3 billion division of a Fortune 20 company and directed operational performance initiatives at a publicly held, high growth specialty retail company.