Financial Advisor to Bank Regarding Foreclosed Vineyard

Interim Management, Sellside M&A


The Bottom Line:

Achieved the lender’s targeted return of capital on its loan to a vineyard suffering from severe capital constraints.

Stapleton’s Solutions:

After foreclosing on the property, the bank retained Stapleton in late summer to turn around operations, salvage inventory and monetize ready-to-harvest grapes.

  • Sourced and negotiated harvesting contract in less than 2 weeks.
  • Salvaged large portion of the crop, which had been neglected throughout the summer.
  • Negotiated the sale of the crop, returning proceeds to the bank.
  • Generated cash flow to fund operations throughout the engagement.
  • Prepped the farm for winter.
  • Negotiated future water rights to assure a successful going-concern sale.
  • Listed farm with broker and managed the sale process through successful closing.

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