Podcast: Stephens’ Matt Olney on banks in the oil patch

Listen to May's edition of the Middle Market Junction podcast.


This month features a discussion with Matthew Olney, a managing director and analyst with Stephens, and Debtwire Middle Market energy reporter Marion Halftermeyer on how regional and mid-tier banks are dealing with their energy portfolios after setting aside reserves and loan loss provisions.

This includes insight on how talks are shaping up between commercial banks and distressed borrowers as well as some options for recourse for the banks.

Next, Debtwire bankruptcy reporter Pat Holohan talks laundry trends with the bankruptcy filing of Phoenix Brands and provides us an update on the latest twist in the Rdio bankruptcy where Sony is seeking to sue former executives.

Finally, energy reporter Halftermeyertakes us to Northern Canada for an “Off the Wall” expose on Northern Transportation Company Limited, a marine cargo transportation and shipyard company hit by a drop in exploration activity from the oil and gas and mining industries and competition driving by infrastructure development in the Arctic.

This podcast was recorded on May 24, 2016

Jon Berke Editor – Middle Markets Debtwire (moderator)

Jonathan Berke is currently the editor of the Debtwire North America middle market product. Having started at Debtwire North America at the product’s inception in 2005, he concentrated on casinos, media companies and auto suppliers. He created the middle market product which debuted in April 2012 and along with editing duties, covers healthcare and education companies.



Jon Berke Editor – Middle Markets Debtwire (moderator)

Jonathan Berke is currently the editor of the Debtwire North America middle market product. Having started at Debtwire North America at the product’s inception in 2005, he concentrated on casinos, media companies and auto suppliers. He created the middle market product which debuted in April 2012 and along with editing duties, covers healthcare and education companies.



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