GEORGE J. SCHULTZE is a highly regarded authority on distressed securities investing who has been active in this field since 1994. In 1998, he founded Schultze Asset Management, LLC to offer global clients an opportunity to co-invest through a variety of investment vehicles. He is a frequentspeaker at investment conferences and has been interviewed by journalists from Bloomberg, Fox, CNBC, TheStreet.com, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, the Dow Jones Daily Bankruptcy Review, and many others. He is a director of the Hedge Fund Association and is also active in philanthropic activities through the Schultze Foundation. Mr. Schultze earned MBA and JD degrees from Columbia University.
JANET LEWIS is a writer, editor, and marketing/PR consultant with more than twenty years of experiencecovering all aspects of finance. Ms. Lewis has written for publications in New York, London, and Paris including Fortune, the Banker, Global Finance, the European, Dealmaker, FX Week, where she served as European editor, and Institutional Investor, where she was associate editor.
CHAPTER 1 Emerging from the Egg 1
CHAPTER 2 Learning to Scavenge 17
CHAPTER 3 Looking for Prey 39
CHAPTER 4 Waiting On a Limb 63
CHAPTER 5 Swooping In: Tropicana 73
CHAPTER 6 Fighting Over the Carcass: Chrysler 95
CHAPTER 7 Digesting the Remains 115
CHAPTER 8 A Vulture’s Philosophy 131
APPENDIX 1 Net Operating Loss Carry Forwards 139
APPENDIX 2 Copy of Continued Objection by Ad Hoc Committee of Washington Group Class 7 Claim Holders 141
APPENDIX 3 Letter to Washington Group’s Board of Directors 153
APPENDIX 4 Shareholder Complaint against Winn-Dixie Board et al. 157
APPENDIX 5 Objection by Schultze Asset Management to Owens Corning Disclosure Statement
About the Authors 185