Founded by restructuring pioneer Deborah Hicks Midanek in 2005, Solon is a leader in value creation through sustainable business improvement. Corporate leaders, lenders, and investors alike look to Solon Group professionals to provide balanced counsel in times of transition, and to restore a sense of hope and possibility.
The creation and enhancement of that value is at the core of what we do, as corporate directors, advisors, analysts or agents. We analyze each company’s assets, both tangible and intangible. We consider the client’s goals and needs, the obstacles apparent and potential, and work with the client to develop and execute a plan to unleash value.
- We lead with our ears, to determine client desires, identify issues, and realize possibility.
- We bring the objectivity of an outsider, the attitude of an owner, and the steady hands of experience.
- Our purpose is to help others become all they can be.
With at least 100 million Americans’ identities stolen last year, defeating such invasions is a challenge for all of us who depend on the Internet. Though there are a growing number of useful resources, protecting ourselves while using the Internet is our own responsibility, whether we are technically savvy or not. While it is ever…
The hedge fund market crossed $3 trillion in assets at the close of 2014. These private funds, often incorporated in offshore jurisdictions as limited liability companies exempt from taxation, continue to attract investors seeking appealing absolute returns in a low interest rate world. The privacy that is attractive to these investors, many keeping their funds…
If we as corporate directors accept the premises laid out in my last post: cyberattacks are increasing, the board is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the corporation in its care is secure, and the great majority of successful cyberattacks derive not from technological superiority but from exploiting human error, we directors clearly need to up…
“Deborah did a remarkable job harmonizing so many competing and dissonant factions”
Joseph A. Eisenberg
Chairman of the Insolvency Department
Jeffer Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
“She operates with a velvet glove”
Robert J. Rosenberg
Head of Restructuring Practice
Latham and Watkins
As quoted in Crain’s New York Business
“She gets the job done against unbelievable odds..”
“She gets the job done against unbelievable odds, with honesty and integrity. She kept us all focused on discerning the right thing to do, and moving the parties relentlessly forward together to get it done.”
Coley L Bailey
Former Chairman and CEO
Mississippi Chemical Corporation
Fletcher L. Byrom
Former CEO, Koppers Co.
“Deborah’s strength is her independence. It’s what makes her so effective.”
“Deborah Hicks Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records”
Turnarounds & Workouts
“Deborah recognizes the value of restoring the team’s confidence”
Former Chairman of the Board
“I will recommend you far and wide”
Jacob J. Worenklein
AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP
“Her ability to understand each constituent’s perspective..”
Senior V.P. and Workout Officer
Major lending institution
“Deborah is an executive’s executive..”
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Greenhill & Co. LLC
“One at a time..”
Salans, New York