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Typical Profiles

Company #1

Value added reseller that provides product procurement and IT infrastructure design. Sherwood negotiated forbearance from most creditors for 10 months (approximately $2.5 million), settled $1.5 million in debts at an average settlement of 19%, and received $1.1 million reduction in real estate obligations.

Company #2

Developed and sells enterprise CRM integration software. Sherwood obtained agreement with secured creditor that reduces a $7.5 million obligation to $1.2 million (16% of obligations), with client keeping $2.2 million of hardware.

Company #3

Software and services provider for data storage via the Internet Sherwood renegotiated debt with secured creditor, negotiated use of an L/C as rent payment with the landlord and received forbearance from leaseholders and unsecured creditors.

Company #4

Developed and sells enterprise marketing software designed to increase the effectiveness of marketing plans. Sherwood negotiated settlement with landlord that reduced rent obligations by $12 million over 5 years.

Company #5

Provider of high speed Internet access and other broadband services. Sherwood helped negotiate a $10 million reduction with secured creditor.

Company #6

Provider of technology-based managed infrastructure solutions and hosting services. Assignment involved restructuring real estate and equipment leases with resulting extensions and partial forgiveness of obligations. Examples of involved parties included GATX, Dell, Cisco, Oracle, Lucent, Steelcase and Herman Miller.

Company #7

Developed enterprise scheduling software to sell. Sherwood negotiated a 50% reduction in payables, even though company was able to fully fund payables at 100%.

Company #8

Internet Service provider and developer of software for coordination of software development team. Funding ended and Sherwood was asked to close the company through an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors

Company #9

Hardware and software provider for interactive television industry. The assets were greater than the liabilities, but the business model did not work. The Board voted to return money to the investors and Sherwood closed the company through a managed liquidation.

Case Studies

Case Study #1

Company has raised $90 million from venture capitalists through three rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 18 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company develops a hardware product that has a potentially broad market.

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Case Study #2

Company raised $95 million from venture capitalists through four rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 12 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company provides Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, requiring a heavy investment in infrastructure in order to develop a viable product; company will need to achieve significant scale to reach profitability.

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Case Study #3

Company has raised $194 million from venture capitalists through four rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 15 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company provides financial software solutions to the healthcare community; customers have great interest in the product, but are hesitant to adopt the software due to concerns about the cost and effort associated with switching from their present applications.

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Case Study #4

Company has raised $38 million from venture capitalists through three rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 9 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company provides data management solutions for information integration.

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Case Study #5

Company has raised $65 million from venture capitalists through four rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 14 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company provides product lifecycle automation software.

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Case Study #6

Company has raised $53 million from venture capitalists through four rounds of financing; the most recent financing occurred 8 months prior to Sherwood’s involvement; company develops products and services for wireless technologies.

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Case Study #7

Company’s sales were decreasing, with yearly revenues equal to $30 million; company had experienced operating losses for the past two years; significant capital expenditures would be necessary in order to upgrade product lines; the industry was consolidating, with a significant emphasis on stealing market share through price; the current lender wanted to terminate its relationship with the Company.

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Contact

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Silicon Valley | Los Angeles | New York

1100 La Avenida Street
Building A
Mountain View, CA 94043

Phone: 650-454-8001
Fax: 650-454-8040

info@shrwood.com

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