As an investment banker (“IB”), I have been representing companies in the purchase and sale of distressed businesses in the middle market for more than twenty-five years. I need to ask the reader to (1) provide me a bit of latitude on use of legal terms and concepts (I am not an attorney), and (2) presume I am addressing predominantly, privately-owned businesses in the bottom half of the middle market (capital structures typically no more complex than equity, senior secured and junior capital).