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Long-Term Debt and Ethics You arc the CFO of Diversified Industries. Diversified has suffered through 4 or 5 tough years. This has deteriorated its financial condition to the point that Diversified is in danger of violating two loan covenants related to its largest loan, which is not due for 12 more years. The loan contract states that if Diversified violates any of these covenants, the loan principal becomes immediately due and payable. Diversified would be unable to make this payment, and any additional loans taken to repay this loan would likely be at higher rates, forcing Diversified into bankruptcy. An investment banker suggests forming another entity (called “special purpose entities” or SPE) and transferring some debt to this SPE. Structuring the SPE very carefully will have the effect of moving enough debt off Diversifier's balance sheet to keep the company in compliance with all its loan covenants. The investment banker assures you that accounting rules permit such accounting treatment. Required: How do you react to the investment banker?

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Long-Term Debt and Ethics

You arc the CFO of Diversified Industries. Diversified has suffered through 4 or 5 tough years. This has deteriorated its financial condition to the point that Diversified is in danger of violating two loan covenants related to its largest loan, which is not due for 12 more years. The loan contract states that if Diversified violates any of these covenants, the loan principal becomes immediately due and payable. Diversified would be unable to make this payment, and any additional loans taken to repay this loan would likely be at higher rates, forcing Diversified into bankruptcy. An investment banker suggests forming another entity (called “special purpose entities” or SPE) and transferring some debt to this SPE. Structuring the SPE very carefully will have the effect of moving enough debt off Diversifier's balance sheet to keep the company in compliance with all its loan covenants. The investment banker assures you that accounting rules permit such accounting treatment.

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How do you react to the investment banker?

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