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.
Threading the Needle Serving effectively as a public company director is a complex, ambiguous job. Becoming a public company director can be just as complex and unpredictable. A once quiet and obscure world in which trust among long time colleagues, often fellow CEOs, determined how the CEO shaped his board, is now a noisy and…
I am delighted to report Corporate LiveWire has bestowed on me not one but two of its Global Awards 2015. It was a pleasant surprise to receive the Global Award for Corporate Governance USA, and a few weeks later, in came the notice I was a finalist and then winner in their Investment Funds 2015…
We are at war in cyberspace and every corporate director is on the firing line. Looking at the reams of data and reports on breaches, attacks, and perpetrators, it is clear there are no absolute methods for detecting and preventing a devastating cyber-attack. As FBI Director James Comey eloquently put it, “There are two kinds…
“Deborah Hicks Midanek would have a whole wall filled with platinum records”
Turnarounds & Workouts
“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
“She operates with a velvet glove”
Robert J. Rosenberg
Head of Restructuring Practice
Latham and Watkins
As quoted in Crain’s New York Business
“One at a time..”
Salans, New York
“Deborah did a remarkable job harmonizing so many competing and dissonant factions”
Joseph A. Eisenberg
Chairman of the Insolvency Department
Jeffer Mangels, Butler & Marmaro
“Deborah is an executive’s executive..”
Vice Chairman and Managing Director
Greenhill & Co. LLC
Fletcher L. Byrom
Former CEO, Koppers Co.
“Her ability to understand each constituent’s perspective..”
Senior V.P. and Workout Officer
Major lending institution
“Deborah’s strength is her independence. It’s what makes her so effective.”
“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