On September 16 in “🤖Tech Wants to Axe Lawyers🤖,” we wrote about Crossmark Holdings Inc., Acosta Inc., and Catalina Marketing (a unit of Checkout Holding Corp.) and noted that “[a]ll three are in trouble.” Catalina Marketing was the first domino to fall as it filed for bankruptcy in the District of Delaware.
In connection with our review of the three companies, we previously wrote:
Finally, Catalina Marketing finds itself paying restructuring fees these days too. The St. Petersburg Florida company is owned by Berkshire Partners and Hellman & Friedman. Crescent Capital is also a large equity holder. The company’s capital structure includes approximately:
$29mm April ‘19 L+3.5% Revolving Credit Facility
$1.05b April ‘21 L+3.5% Term Loan (~48.4 bid)
$460mm April ‘22 L+6.75% Second Lien Term Loan (~11.6 bid)
$230mm PIK Toggle unsecured notes
Carry the one, add the two, that’s over $5b of debt across all three companies. Gotta love private equity.
So, yes, yet another private equity-backed company is in bankruptcy court. Here, the company appears to have an agreement with 90% of its first lien lenders (Abry Advanced Securities Fund II and III, Alcentra Limited, Bain Capital Credit LP, Carlyle Investment Management LLC, Invesco Senior Secured Management Inc., and OppenheimerFunds Inc.), and 75% of its second lien lenders, the effect of which is purported to be a $1.6b — yes, $1.6 BILLION — debt reduction. An ad hoc group of first lien lenders has agreed to provide $275mm DIP credit facility (of which $125mm is new money) and committed to provide $40mm in exit financing.
Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware (Judge Gross)
Capital Structure: see above.
Legal: Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP (Gary Holtzer, Ronit Berkovich, Jessica Liou, Kevin Bostel, Alexander Condon, Elizabeth Carens, Michael Godbe, Lisa Lansio, Leonard Yoo, Patrick Steel, David Zubkis, Theodore Tsekerides, Peter Isakoff) & (local) Richards Layton & Finger PA (Mark Collins, Jason Madron)
Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting Inc. (Robert Del Genio, Thomas Ackerman)
Investment Banker: Centerview Partners
Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name above for free docket access)
Other Parties in Interest:
DIP Lenders and the Ad Hoc First Lien Lenders
Legal: Jones Day (Scott Greenberg, Michael J. Cohen, David Torborg, Stacey Corr-Irvine, Jeremy Evans, C. Lee Wilson) and (local) Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP represent the DIP Lenders and the Ad Hoc First Lien Lenders.
Ad Hoc Group of Second Lien Lenders
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Harrison (Brian Hermann, Robert Britton, Daniel Youngblut, Miriam Levi) and (local) Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP (Pauline Morgan, Andrew Magaziner)
Admin Agent of the First Lien Credit Agrement
Legal: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Brian Resnick, David Schiff) and Landis Rath & Cobb LLP (Adam Landis, Kerri Mumford)
Admin agent under the Second Lien Credit Agreement
Legal: Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr (Andrew Goldman, Benjamin Loveland)
Ad Hoc Group of the PIK Toggle notes
Legal: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP