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Operational Due Diligence -lecture by Igor Zax at London Business School

Sunday Jun 12, 2011

Igor Zax, founder of Tenzor Ltd, gave a guest lecture Operational Due Diligence -Key to M&A Success as part of a course “Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate Reorganisations” by professor Paolo Volpin at London Business School 11 June 2011.

Slides for the presentation can be seen by clicking the link below:
Operational Due Diligence -Key to M&A Success

Special Situatons and Distressed Driven M&A- masterclass by Igor Zax

Friday May 27, 2011

Igor Zax, founder of Tenzor Ltd, is leading a masterclass on “Special Situations and Distressed Driven M&A ” at C5 conference “M&A in Russia and CIS” 28 September 2011 in Moscow.

This interactive working session will identify core issues that an
investor in a distressed company has to deal with at every stage:
pre-transaction, during deal structuring and post deal. Attendees
will receive ‘nuts & bolts’ guidance on strategic and operational aspects of distressed M&A deals, an analysis of the different objectives and approaches of participants (banks, private equity houses, corporate buyers and sellers, hedge
funds, etc.). The workshop is specifically designed to help you navigate the maze of operational due diligence, turnaround and exit strategies for distressed investments.
• Types of and reasons for distressed investment
• Practical techniques of operational due diligence
for distressed investments and their importance
• Pricing and evaluating distressed companies and their assets
• Capitalising on discounted price offerings
• Practical considerations in distressed M&A deal structuring

Igor Zax to present on operational due diligence at LBS

Sunday Mar 27, 2011

Igor Zax, founder of Tenzor Ltd, is invited again to present at LBS (London Business School) with a guest lecture on operational due-diligence, as part of a course “Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate Reorganisations” in June 2011.

The lecture would focus on the role of operational due diligence, core areas investor needs to focus, and typical mistakes made by investors (private equity and others) in accessing their targets.

Igor Zax, Tenzor Ltd co-hosted a panel on Corporate turnaround and stakeholder management strategies

Wednesday Oct 27, 2010

Igor Zax, Managing Director of Tenzor ltd., . and Warwick Ley, partner of Endless LLP presented at a panel on Corporate turnaround and stakeholder management strategies at European Investment in Distressed Debt Forum in London 27-th October 2010
 While actual presentation was in a form of live discussion without slides (that was a preference of both panellists), Igor Zax also prepared slide presentation that is available here: Corporate Turnaround –thinking beyond capital structures

Valuations – Practical Questions for PE Investor- presentation by Igor Zax at Private Equity in CEE conference

Friday Oct 15, 2010

Igor Zax, founder and MD of Tenzor Ltd., moderated a panel at a conference “Private Equity in Central and Eastern Europe”, London, 15 October 2010, organised by C5. The presenation, Valuations – Practical Questions for PE Investor, focuses on shortcomings of traditional valuation techniques, exit strategies, criteria and motivations of investors.

Professor Paolo Volpin from LBS comments on Igor Zax guest lectures on Distressed M&A

Friday May 7, 2010

“Igor Zax is a regular speaker in my course on Mergers and Other Corporate Reorganisations at the London Business School. Through years of experience on corporate restructuring, Igor has developed a deep understanding of how to turn around businesses. Igor’s approach is truly holistic combining multidisciplinary insights from economics, finance, strategy and operation management. With these skills and experience, Igor is a valuable asset in dealing with any turn-around situations as the complexity of these situations benefits from a multidisciplinary approach: financial restructuring needs always to be combined with creative and sound operational decisions. Paolo Volpin (Associate Professor of Finance, London Business School.”

posted with kind permission from professor Paolo Volpin

“Distressed M&A –Supply Chains and Working Capital Solutions?” -guest lecture by Igor Zax at LBS

Sunday May 2, 2010

Igor Zax, founder of Tenzor Ltd, was presenting again at LBS (London Business School) with a guest lecture Distressed M&A –Supply Chains and Working Capital Solutions? , as part of a course “Mergers, MBOs and Other Corporate Reorganisations” 22 April 2010.

The lecture addresses strategies distressed mergers and acquisitions, core principles for turnarounds, effect of supply chains, role of ABL (asset backed lending), working capital management, distribution structures and vertical integration.

Igor Zax published an article: Mind the chain: lessons for firms in distressed markets in Private Equity News

Monday May 25, 2009


The article shows how understanding of supply chain and industry models can open new opportunities for turnaround and private equity in general

Reprinted with permission from Private Equity News

Igor Zax featured in PE News roundtable “Restructuring the survivors as the economy melts”

Monday May 25, 2009


Roundtable moderated by Private Equity News editor James Mawson on corporate restructuring, covering current state and issues in distressed PE investments.


Dell Huse, Endless

Richard Jones, Punter Southall

Paul Dacuss, Sun European Partners

Michael Langon, Ruthland Partners

Igor Zax, Tenzor Ltd

Reprinted with Permission from Private Equity News

Distressed M&A: Some Strategic and Financial Trends and Considerations- full article attached

Tuesday Apr 14, 2009


This article by Igor Zax, currently Managing Director of Tenzor Ltd. was first published in Issue 2, Volume 6 of International Corporate Rescue journal and is reprinted with permission of Chase Cambria Publishing –