Working capital & funding


  • digital transformation
  • DIO
  • inventory
18 January 2022

Retailers’ pain was consumer giants’ gain

The supply chain disruptions that have marked the recovery from the pandemic have upended working...
14 December 2021

Shrinking digital sales and supply chain disruptions trigger working capital woes for retail giants

Looming supply side shocks coupled with lower digital sales have attenuating the working capital...
  • automation
  • digital transformation
  • DIO
  • supply chain
30 November 2021

Industrial giants scramble for solutions as supply chain problems hit working capital

Supply-chain problems cause order backlogs, increasing unsold inventory for industrial conglomerates...
  • automotive sector
  • ESG
  • inventory
14 September 2021

Treasurers fight working capital hit from semiconductor shortage

Hit by a global shortage of computer chips, carmakers such as Ford are using treasury skills to...
20 July 2021

Defence manufacturing giants accelerate payments to suppliers

Emergency US government support has transformed the working capital picture for the country's defence...
29 June 2021

Retail giants digitise inventory, build cash piles amid supply chain squeeze

Surging customer demand in the US has created supply chain bottlenecks, but US big box retailers...
  • DPO
  • DSO
  • inflation
  • receivables factoring
8 June 2021

Consumer goods giants sell receivables to support customers

Coca Cola, Mondelez and Archer Daniel financed an additional $1.3 billion of receivables via receivable...
  • commercial paper
  • Covid-19
  • liquidity
  • RCF
3 November 2020

Securing liquidity in a crisis

Food retailers and software companies may have fared better than others during the Covid-19 crisis...
  • bankruptcy
  • corporate bonds
  • high yield
  • restructuring
16 October 2020

Down and up in the high yield market

Whether their companies escaped default or not, treasurers have had a busy year.
  • Covid-19
  • Hedging
  • International 2020
  • liquidity
  • revolving credit facilities
13 October 2020

The eye of the storm

A new elite of battle-tested treasurer has been forged in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic...