Archive for February, 2023

 Uncertain times. A world aflame in conflict and global economies strained and hovering on the recession line. You managed valiantly to weather the storm with all your might and diligence, but then unforeseeable events suddenly turn everything upside down.

            When bad economic weather laps at your door, it is time to reach out to the experts who have captained many a ship out of storms and peril. Such a firm is Gerbsman Partners. For nearly 40 years, we have assisted a hundreds of clients in a broad range of industries with thorough analysis, innovative go forward plans, maximizing cash resources for future growth, and address balance sheet and contingent liability issues. 

            As a creative innovator, Gerbsman Partners has created strategies and processes that addressed the resolution of specific issues, such asterminating Prohibitive Executory Real Estate Leases, Computer and Hardware Related Leases and Senior Sub-Debt Obligations, Accounts/Trade Payable Obligations, and Software and Technology-Related Licenses.

Gerbsman Partners focuses on maximizing enterprise value for stakeholders and shareholders in under-performing, under-capitalized and under-valued companies and their Intellectual Property, as well as maximizing value for Intellectual Property Patents. Since 2001, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in maximizing value for 118 technology, medical device, life science, solar, fuel cell, cyber security, consumer and digital marketing companies and their Intellectual Property and has restructured/terminated over $810 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations. Since inception in 1980, Gerbsman Partners has been involved in over $2.3 billion of financings, restructurings and M & A Transactions.

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in San Francisco, New York, McLean, VA/Washington DC, Orange County, Boston, Europe and Israel.

            To assist in the process to navigate out of your personal storm, press the weblink below to access our website which is full of valuable advice, insights and processes and the nationally and internationally branded expertise of Gerbsman Partners, or reach out for a free private consultation with our principal, Steven Gerbsman at steve@gerbsmanpartners.com

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The One percent group born between 1930 & 1946

The 1% Age Group 

This special group was born between 1930 & 1946 = 16 years.

In 2022, the age range is between 76 & 92.

Are you, or do you know, someone “still here?”

Interesting Facts For You . . . .

You are the smallest group of children born since the early 1900s.

You are the last generation, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the impact of a world at war that rattled the structure of our daily lives for years.

You are the last to remember ration books for everything from gas to sugar to shoes to stoves.

You saved tin foil and poured fried meat fat into tin cans.

You saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available

You can remember milk being delivered to your house early in the morning and placed in the “milk box” on the porch. The Good Humor ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood.

You are the last to see the gold stars in the front windows of grieving neighbors whose sons died in the War.

You saw the ‘boys’ home from the war, build their little houses that they were so happy with.

You are the last generation who spent childhood without television; instead, you “imagined” what you heard on the radio and you read library books.

With no TV until the 1950s, you spent your childhood “playing outside” There was no Little League. Many kids walked to school.

There was no city playground for kids. You organized neighborhood baseball and football games on vacant lots. You rode your bike everywhere 

The lack of television in your early years meant that you had little real understanding of what the world was like.

On Saturday mornings and afternoons, the movies gave you newsreels sandwiched in between westerns and cartoons.

Telephones were one to a house, often shared (party lines), and hung on the wall in the kitchen (no cares about privacy).

Computers were called calculators; they were hand-cranked.

Typewriters were driven by pounding fingers, throwing the carriage, and changing the ribbon.

‘INTERNET’ and ‘GOOGLE’ were words that did not exist.

Newspapers and magazines were written for adults and the news was broadcast on your radio in the evening. Kids read comic books.

The Government gave returning Veterans the means to get an education and spurred colleges to grow.

Loans fanned a housing boom

Pent-up demand, coupled with new installment payment plans opened many factories for work.

New highways would bring jobs and mobility

The veterans joined civic clubs and became active in politics.

The radio network expanded from 3 stations to thousands.

Your parents were suddenly free from the confines of the depression and the war, and they threw themselves into exploring opportunities they had never imagined.

You weren’t neglected, but you weren’t today’s all-consuming family focus.

They were glad you played by yourselves until the street lights came on.

They were busy discovering the postwar world.

You entered a world of overflowing plenty and opportunity; a world where you were welcomed, enjoyed ourselves and felt secure in your future although the depression poverty was deeply remembered.

Polio was still a crippler.

You came of age in the ’50s and ’60s.

You are the last generation to experience an interlude when there were no threats to our homeland.

The second world war was over and the cold war, terrorism, global warming, and perpetual economic insecurity had yet to haunt life with unease.

Only your generation can remember both a time of great war and a time when our world was secure and full of bright promise and plenty.

You grew up at the best possible time, a time when the world was getting better…

You are “The Last Ones.”

More than 99 % of you are either retired or deceased, and you feel privileged to have “lived in the best of times!”

Amen! It’s great being part of the 1% ….Special Group!

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Ep961: Steven R. Gerbsman Managing Principal, – Gerbsman Partners

🧍 Steven R. Gerbsman is a nationally recognized Crisis/Turnaround CEO/Restructuring Professional and Private Investment Banker who has been involved in maximizing enterprise value, stakeholder and shareholder value in a broad variety of industries. He has worked with a wide spectrum of senior and junior lenders, bondholder groups, venture capital and private equity sources, private investors and institutional groups. 

He has acted in the capacity of Crisis/Turnaround CEO, Chief Restructuring Officer, Crisis Consultant, Private Investment Banker, Examiner for the Office of the United States Trustee, a member of the Board of Directors of various companies and Advisor to stakeholder groups.

Gerbsman Partners has successfully maximized the values of 115 companies in a wide and diverse spectrum of industries, ranging from technology, medical device/life science, digital marketing to cyber security, to name only a few.*

In the process, GP has successfully restructured/terminated over $810 million of real estate executory contracts and equipment lease/sub-debt obligations, and has assisted in over $2.3 billion of financings, restructurings and M&A transactions.*

Gerbsman Partners has offices and strategic alliances in San Francisco, Orange County, Boston, New York, Washington DC, McLean, VA, Europe and Israel.

https://youtu.be/jbkzG2q8PxY – You Tube  video link to Steven R. Gerbsman presentation

Steven R. Gerbsman

BLOG of Intellectual Capital 


“A good leader creates followers. A great leader creates leaders”

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

“The seeds planted today are the flowers that will bloom tomorrow.”

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