New Chapter 11 Filing - Nine West Holdings Inc.

Nine West Holdings Inc.

April 6, 2018

Nine West Holdings Inc., the well-known footwear retailer, has finally filed for bankruptcy. The company will sell its Nine West and Bandolino brands to Authentic Brands Group and reorganize around its One Jeanswear Group, The Jewelry Group, the Kasper Group, and Anne Klein business segments. The company has a restructuring support agreement in hand to support this dual-process. 

More on the situation here

  • Jurisdiction: S.D. of New York (Judge Chapman)

  • Capital Structure: See below.

Source: First Day Declaration

Source: First Day Declaration

  • Company Professionals:

    • Legal: Kirkland & Ellis LLP (James Sprayragen, James Stempel, Joseph Graham, Angela Snell, Anna Rotman, Jamie Aycock, Justin Alphonse Mercurio, Alyssa Russell)

    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal North America LLC (Ralph Schipani III, Julie Hertzberg, Holden Bixler, Amy Lee, Richard Niemerg, Theodore Langer, Stuart Loop, Thomas Koch, Michael Dvorak)

      • Legal: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (Dennis Dunne, Andrew Leblanc, Alexander Lees)

    • Investment Banker: Lazard Freres & Co. LLC (David Kurtz, Ari Lefkovits, David Hales, Mike Weitz, Nikhil Angelo, Okan Kender, Abigail Gay, Drew Deaton) & Consensus Advisory Services LLC

    • Authorized Officers: Stefan Kaluzny, Peter Morrow, Harvey Tepner, Alan Miller

    • Legal to the Authorized Officers: Munger Tolles & Olson LLP (Seth Goldman, Kevin Allred, Thomas Walper)

    • Financial Advisor to the Authorized Officers: Berkeley Research Group LLC (Jay Borow)

    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name above for free docket access)

  • Other Parties in Interest:

    • Stalking Horse Bidder/Buyer: Authentic Brands Group

      • Legal: DLA Piper LLP (Richard Chesley, Ann Lawrence, Rachel Ehrlich Albanese)

    • Prepetition ABL and FILO Agent: Wells Fargo NA

      • Legal: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (Matthew Ziegler, Julia Frost-Davies, Amelia Joiner)

    • Administrative Agent for the prepetition secured and unsecured Term Loan Facilities: Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc.

    • Indenture Trustee for 3 series of Unsecured Notes: US Bank NA

      • Legal: White & Case LLP (J. Christopher Shore, Philip Abelson) & Seward & Kissel LLP (John Ashmead, Arlene Alves)

    • Ad Hoc Group of Secured Lenders (Farmstead Capital Management LLC, KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC)

      • Legal: Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP (Marshall Huebner, Darren Klein, Adam Shpeen)

      • Financial Advisor: Ducera Partners LLC

    • Ad Hoc Group of Crossover Lenders (Alden Global Capital LLC, Carlson Capital LP, CVC Credit Partners LLC, Silvermine Capital Management LLC, Trimaran Advisors)

      • Legal: King & Spalding LLP (Michael Rupe, Jeffrey Pawlitz, Michael Handler, Bradley Giordano)

      • Financial Advisor: Guggenheim Securities LLC

    • Brigade Capital Management, LP

      • Legal: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (Douglas Mannel, Rachael Ringer)

      • Financial Advisor: Moelis & Company

    • Ad Hoc Group of 2019 Unsecured Noteholders (Whitebox Advisors LLC, Scoggin Management LP, Old Bellows Partners LP, Wazee Street Opportunities Fund IV)

      • Legal: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Rachel Strickland)

    • Ad Hoc Group of 2034 Unsecured Noteholders

      • Legal: Jones Day

      • Financial Advisor: Houlihan Lokey

    • Administrative Agent for $247.5mm DIP ABL Facility

    • Administrative Agent for $50mm DIP TL Facility

    • Sponsor: Sycamore Partners LP

      • Legal: Proskauer Rose LLP (Mark Thomas, Peter Young, Michael Mervis, Jared Zajac, Chantel Febus, Alyse Stach)

    • KKR Asset Management

      • Legal: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (Dennis Dunne, Andrew Leblanc)

    • Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Morgan Stanley Senior Funding Inc.

      • Legal: Ropes & Gray LLP (Gregg Galardi, Gregg Weiner)

    • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors (Aurelius Capital Master Ltd., GLAS Trust Company LLC, PBGC, Simon Property Group, Stella International Trading (Macao Commercial Offshore) Ltd., Surefield Limited, U.S. Bank NA)

      • Legal: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP (Daniel Golden, David Zensky, Deborah Newman, Arik Preis, Jason Rubin, Anthony Loring, Michael Byun, Patrick Chen)

      • Legal Conflicts Counsel: Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP (David Rosner, Howard Schub)

      • Financial Advisor: Protiviti Inc. (Guy Davis, Suzanne Roski, Heather Williams, John Eldred, Justin Koehler, Brian Taylor, Russell Brooks, Matthew Smith, Blake Parker, Lee Slobodien, Omkar Vale, Lok Lam, Sean Sterling) & Province Inc. (Michael Atkinson, Jason Crockett, Eunice Min, Byron Groth)

      • Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. (Saul Burian, Surbhi Gupta, Chris Khoury, Tejas Kullarwar, Matt Ender, Brendan Wu)

Updated 11/3/18 at 6:42 am CT

New Chapter 11 Filing - Gulfmark Offshore Inc.

Gulfmark Offshore Inc.

  • 5/17/17 Recap: Everyone has been waiting for the offshore action and it's finally here. Except, its fairly anticlimactic. Here, the publicly-traded Houston-based offshore oil and gas logistics services provider filed for bankruptcy to effectuate a financial restructuring pursuant to a Restructuring Support Agreement signed with holders of its unsecured senior notes. The noteholders will get approximately 36% of the equity in the newly reorganized company along with rights to purchase an additional 60% equity slug pursuant to a backstopped $125mm rights offering. Existing equity will get a small equity "kiss" and some warrants. This is so boring that EVEN WE can't really find much to make fun of. 
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $100mm RCF ($72mm funded)(Royal Bank of Scotland), NOK600mm Norwegian Facility ($44.3mm funded)(DNB Bank ASA), $430mm '22 6.375% unsecured senior notes (funded)(US Bank NA)    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Weil (Gary Holtzer, Ronit Berkovich, Debora Hoehne) & (local) Richards Layton & Finger PA (Mark Collins, Zachary Shapiro, Brett Haywood, Christopher De Lillo)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal LLC (Brian Fox, Kevin Larin, RIchard Niemerg, Don Koetting, Lacie Melasi, Robert Country)
    • Investment Banker: Evercore Group LLC (Stephen Hannan, David Andrews, Sachin Lulla, Pranav Goel, Arth Patel)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name above for access to free docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Indenture Trustee: US Bank NA
      • Legal: Foley & Lardner LLP (Derek Wright, Mark Prager)
    • Ad Hoc Group of Unsecured Noteholders
      • Legal: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (Dennis Dunne, Evan Fleck, Nelly Almeida) & (local) Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP (Gregory Werkheiser, Robert Dehney)
        • Financial Advisor: Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc.
    • Prepetition Multicurrency RCF Lender: Royal Bank of Scotland
      • Legal: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (Michael Torkin, Brian Glueckstein, David Zylberberg) & (local) Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor LLP (Pauline Morgan, Joseph Barry, Ian Bambrick)
      • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting Inc.
    • Prepetition NOK Lender: DNB Bank ASA
      • Legal: Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (Christopher Kiplok, Anson Frelinghuysen, Erin Diers) & (local) Bayard PA (Erin Fay)
      • Financial Advisor: Guggenheim Securities LLC
    • Gulfmark Rederi AS
      • Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP (Jason Boland, William Greendyke) & (local) Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP (Matthew Ward)

Updated 7/12/17 9:301 am CT

New Chapter 11 Filing - Angelica Corporation

Angelica Corporation

  • 4/3/17 Recap: Thanks Obama! Alpharetta Georgia based provider of linens to the healthcare industry filed for bankruptcy to effectuate a sale to KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC for $125mm (including a $17.4mm credit bid) - exclusive of liabilities emanating out of certain collective bargaining agreements because, well, why should anyone care about low-earning laundry employees, right? Not when you've got slicked back hair and a sick new Hamptons house to party in this Summer, right, bro? The company pointedly cites ObamaCare as a major source of pricing pressure as healthcare providers "became ever more cost-conscious to mitigate lower expected reimbursements from insurance companies." Reacting to the legislation, private customers joined forces via Group Purchasing Organizations, using strength in numbers as leverage to drive discounts with companies like Angelica. This, coupled with hospital consolidation - also apparently resultant from ObamaCare - led the company to suffer from significant revenue declines. The company has secured a $65mm DIP from certain ABL lenders to fund the bankruptcy case.
  • Jurisdiction: S.D. of New York
  • Capital Structure: $50.5mm ABL (funded, Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC) & $85mm TL debt (Cortland Capital Market Services LLC)    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Weil (Matthew Barr, Jill Frizzley, Kevin Bostel, Joshua Apfel, Prashant Rai, Matthew Skrzynski)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal LLC (John Makuch, Joel Rogers, Paul Kinealy, Bryan Fleming)
    • Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. (Bradley Jordan)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • ABL Agent: Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC
      • Legal: Greenberg Traurig LLP (David Kurzweil, Nathan Haynes, John Dyer, Michael Leveille)
    • TL Agent: Cortland Capital Market Services LLC
      • Legal: Holland & Knight LLP (Joshua Spencer, Renee Lewis, Barbra Parlin)
    • Stalking Horse Bidder: KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC
      • Legal: Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP (Brian Hermann, Lauren Shumejda)
    • Largest Secured Creditors: KKR Asset Management LLC, Wells Fargo Capital Finance LLC, GACP Finance Co., LLC, Regions Bank
    • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      • Legal: Cole Schotz PC (Michael Sirota, Daniel Geoghan, Ryan Jareck, Warren Usitine, Mark Tsukerman, Jacob Frumkin, Rebecca Hollander)
      • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting Inc. (Conor Tully, Marshall Eisler, Sean Eimer, Harrison West, Marili Hellmund-Mora)

Updated 5/31/17

New Chapter 11 Filing - Gander Mountain Company

Gander Mountain Company

  • 3/10/17 Recap: Preppers alert! The Minneapolis-based outdoor retailer that specializes in guns guns and more guns has run out of "dry powder" (score!) and finds itself in chapter 11. This comes around the same time that the Cabela's/Bass merger looks to be hanging by a thread. Tough time for outdoor retail. On the brightside, folks who are so scared by the recent election can now get a break on MREs and other survival gear as they go off-grid or to Canada. So, there's that.
  • 5/3/17 Update: The company has sold to Camping World Inc. and, attendant to the sale, entered into an agency agreement with a JV of liquidating firms noted below to handle the assets left out of the sale. 
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Minnesota
  • Capital Structure: $390mm ABL (Wells Fargo Bank NA) & $35mm TL (Pathlight Capital LLC) debt
  • Company Professionals: 
    • Legal: Fredrikson & Byron PA (Ryan Murphy, Clinton Cutler, Cynthia Moyer, James Brand, Sarah Olson, Steven Kinsella)
    • Financial Advisor: Lighthouse Management Group (Timothy Becker, James Bartholomew)
    • Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. (Stephen Spencer)
    • Real Estate Advisor: Hilco Real Estate LLC (Ryan Lawlor)
    • Liquidators: Tiger Capital Group LLC (Dan Kane, Michael McGrail), Great American Group LLC (Scott Carpenter, Alan Forman), Gordon Brothers Retail Partners LLC (Mackenzie Shea), Hilco Merchant Resources LLC (Ian Fredricks)
      • Legal for Liquidators: Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz (Scott Charles, Neil Snyder) & Riemer & Braunstein LLP (Steven Fox)
    • Claims Agent: Donlin Recano (*click on the company above for free docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Prepetition ABL & DIP Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA
      • Legal: Choate Hall & Stewart LLP (Sean Monahan, Kevin Simard)
    • Term Loan Agent: Pathlight Capital LLC
      • Legal: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP (Mark Silva, Julia Frost-Davis, Amelia Joiner)
    • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      • Legal: Lowenstein Sandler LLP (Jeffrey Cohen, Keara Waldron, Barry Bazian) & (local) Barnes & Thornburg LLP (Connie Lahn, Peter Clark, Christopher Knapp, Roger Maldonado)
      • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting LLC (Steven Simms, Dewey Imhoff, Matt Diaz, Timothy Gaines, Jessica Jedynak, Clement Chiun)
    • Buyer: Camping World Inc.
      • Legal: Latham & Watkins LLP (Zachary Judd, Caroline Reckler, Matthew Warren, Jason Gott)

Updated 5/3/17

New Chapter 11 Filing - Answers Holdings Inc.

Answers Holdings Inc.

  •  3/3/17 Recap: Apax Partners' backed website operator has filed for bankruptcy because it never evolved from Internet 1.0, has too much debt, its main site, Answers.com, is the red-headed step-child of Quora, and, quite frankly, not a single person receiving the PETITION newsletter has visited the site(s) since 2006. Yahoo, FacebookAmazon (AWS), Amex and Silicon Valley Bank are among the top 10 creditors. The debtors solicited a prepackaged plan and so all of the above will be unimpaired - somewhat ironic given that algorithmic changes by Google and Facebook - in addition to a mountain of debt - are the real root causes of the company's decline.
  • Jurisdiction: SD of New York
  • Capital Structure: $40mm revolver, $325mm '21 first lien TL, $180mm '22 second lien TL.   
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Kirkland & Ellis LLP (James Sprayragen, Jonathan Henes, Christopher Greco, Melissa Koss, John Weber, Anthony Grossi)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal LLC (Justin Schmaltz, Erin McKeighan)
    • Investment Banker: Rothschild (Steven Antinelli)
    • Claims Agent: Rust Bankruptcy/Omni Consulting (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Group of Consenting First Lien Lenders
      • Legal: Jones Day LLP (Scott Greenberg, Michael Cohen, Bryan Kotliar)
      • Financial Advisor: Houlihan Lokey
    • First Lien Agent: Credit Suisse AG
      • Legal: Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (David Feldman, J. Eric Wise)
    • Ad Hoc Group of Consenting Second Lien Lenders (Deerpath Capital Management LP, North Haven Credit Partners LP, Summit Partners Credit Advisors LP)
      • Legal: Akin Gump Strauss Haur & Feld LLP (David Botter, David Simonds)
        • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting Inc.
    • Second Lien Agent: Wilmington Trust NA
      • Legal: Alston & Bird LLP (Jason Solomon, David Wender)
    • Sponsor Entities: Apax Partners LP, Clarity Holdco LP, Clarity GP LLC
      • Legal: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP (Elisha Graff, Edward Linden)
    • Proposed Board of Directors of the Reorganized Entity: William Ruckelshaus, Eric Ball, Peter Daffern, Eugene Davis, John Federman, Lonne Jaffe, Brian Mulligan.

Updated 4/2/17

New Chapter 11 Filing - Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Ltd.

Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Ltd.

  • 2/6/17 Recap: Private equity backed marine shipping company files for prepackaged chapter 11 to effectuate sale of assets, the proceeds from which will be used to pay down debt. Sparrow Capital Investments Ltd. will purchase the company's river business holding companies for $73mm in cash. Barry Ridings of Lazard will be on the reorganized company's Board of Directors (and collect an $80k paycheck).
  • Jurisdiction: S.D. of New York
  • Capital Structure: $566mm '21 8.875% notes & credit facilities with International Finance and OPEC Fund.     
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Zirinsky Law Partners PLLC (Bruce Zirinsky, Sharon Richardson) & Hughes Hubbard LLP (Christopher Kiplok, Erin Diers, Dustin Smith) & Seward & Kissel (Ronald Cohen, Lawrence Rutkowski, Anthony Tu-Sekine)
    • Financial Advisor: AlixPartners International LLP (Rebecca Roof, Stephen Spitzer, Peter Baldwin, Jon Bryant)
    • Investment Banker: Miller Buckfire & Co. LLC (Kevin Haggard)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on case name above for free docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Group of Noteholders
      • Legal: Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (Tyson Lomazow)
      • Financial Advisor: PJT Partners Inc.
    • Offshore Agent: DVB Bank SE and DVB Bank Americas N.V.
      • Legal: White & Case LLP (Scott Greissman, Mark Franke)
      • Financial Advisor: Houlihan Lokey
    • IFC/OPEC Fund
      • Legal: Mayer Brown LLP (Frederick Hyman, Sean Scott,)
      • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting Canada ULC
    • Sparrow Capital Investments Ltd.
      • Legal: Chadbourne & Parke LLP (Andrew Rosenblatt, Marc Ashley, Robert Kirby)

Updated 3/30/17

New Chapter 11 Filing - Homer City Generation, L.P.

Homer City Generation

  • 1/11/17 Recap: Pennsylvania-based GE-owned power company with three coal-fired electric power generating units files a prepackaged Chapter 11 to effectuate a deal to turnover the company's assets to its sale leaseback debtholders.  
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $147mm '19 8.137% senior secured notes, $466mm '26 8.734% senior secured notes (Bank of New York Mellon)
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Richards Layton & Finger PA (Mark Collins, Russell Siberglied, Paul Heath, Joseph Barsalona II, Andrew Dean)
    • Financial Advisor: Zolfo Cooper (John Boken)
    • Investment Banker: PJT Partners Inc. (Mark Buschmann, John Singh)
    • Claims Agent: Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions LLC (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Group of First Lien Bondholders:
      • Legal: O'Melveny & Meyers LLP (George Davis, Andrew Parlen, Matthew Kremer, Joseph Zujkowski) & (local) Young Conaway (Sean Beach)
      • Financial Advisor: Charles River Associates
      • Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey 
    • Bank of New York Mellon
      • Legal: Emmet, Marvin & Marvin LLP (Thomas Pitta)
    • General Electric
      • Legal: Weil (Robert Lemons, Sunny Singh) & (local) Reed Smith LLP (Kurt Gwynne)

Updated 1/23/17

New Filing - Violin Memory Inc.

Violin Memory Inc.

  • 12/14/16 Recap: Marc Andreeson of A16Z once famously said that software would eat the world. Case and point: Violin Memory Inc. The publicly-traded Santa Clara California-based flash-drive hardware and (only recently) software services provider files for bankruptcy after software providers cannibalized its product, two failed attempts to sell the company, and a failed attempt to secure DIP financing. The objective of the filing is a "value-maximizing sale" of the assets: hey, its three strikes and you're out, not two. 
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $10mm '17 5% RCF (Silicon Valley Bank - terminated as of petition date), $120mm '19 4.25% convertible notes (Wilmington Trust)
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Pillsbury & Winthrop LLP (Deryck Palmer, David Forsh, Cecily Dumas) & (local) Bayard PA (Scott Cousins, Justin Alberto, Gregory Flasser)
    • Financial Advisor & Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey [(Andrew Turnbull, Ryan Sandahl, Randall Tatman, Angus Schaller, Brendan Wolf, Derek Kuns)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk LLC (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Group of Convertible Noteholders (Jefferies Group LLC, Nokota Management LP, Pine River Capital Management LP, Silverback Asset Management LLC, Soros Fund Management LLC)
      • Legal: Weil (Gary Holtzer, David Griffiths)
    • Wilmington Trust
      • Legal: Brown Rudnick LLP (Daniel Saval) & (local) Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP (Steven Kortanek)
    • Unsecured Creditors' Committee
      • Legal: Cooley LLP (Lauren Reichardt, Robert Winning, Jay Indyke, Eric Haber, Michael Klein) & (local) Elliott Greenleaf PC (Eric Sutty, Rafael Zahralddin-Aravena)
      • Financial Advisor: The DAK Group (Sheon Karol, Ari Fuchs, Claudia Levine)

Updated 3/21/17

New (Chapter 22) Filing - American Apparel Inc.

American Apparel Inc.

  • 11/14/16 Recap: Large US-based apparel manufacturer and retailer with 193 total stores files for bankruptcy - months, uh, after emerging from bankruptcy. Company filed with a $30mm DIP proposal from Encina Business Credit LLC. Plan is to sell (for parts) expeditiously to Gilden Activewear SRL for $66mm (IP, remaining wholesale inventory and wholesale POs during restructuring).  
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $215mm of funded debt ($90mm DIP-rolled-into-TL-exit + $82mm of additional financing) & $15mm unsecured UK facility (Standard General)    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Jones Day LLP (Carl Black, Scott Greenberg, Michael J. Cohen, Erin Brady, Stacey Corr-Irvine, Genna Ghaul, Christpher Lovrien) & (local) Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones LLP (Laura Davis Jones, James O'Neill, Joseph Mulvihill)
    • Financial Advisor: Berkeley Research Group LLC (Mark Weinsten, Joseph D'Ascoli) & FTI Consulting (Andrew Hinkelman, Chuck Goad, Adam Saltzman, Frank Marshall, William Breashears, Zach Contreras)
    • Claims Consultants: Resources Global Professionals (Thora Thoroddsen, Evelyne Anglade, Scott Ashcraft, Luis Barreda, Sharon Dannewitz, Yolanda Hoelscher, Rodney Teruya)
    • Investment Banker: Houlihan Lokey (Saul Burian, Devin Shanahan, Sanaz Memarsadeghi, Ethan Kopp, Alexander Stolarz, Varun Desai)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • DIP Lender: Encina Business Credit LLC
      • Legal: Riemer & Braunstein LLP (Steven Fox, Donald Rothman, Lon Singer, Alexander Rheaume) & (local) Ashby & Geddes PA (Gregory Taylor)
    • Agent to Prepetition Secured Lenders: Wilmington Trust
      • Legal: Covington & Burling LLP (R. Alexander Clark, Dianne Coffino) & Pepper Hamilton LLP (David Fournier)
    • Buyer: Gilden Activewear SRL
      • Legal: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (Michael Torkin, Brian Hamilton, Miaoting Wu) & (local) Womble Carlyle (Matthew Ward)
    • Lead Lenders & Equityholders: Monarch Alternative Capital LP, Coliseum Capital Management LLC, Goldman Sachs Asset Management LP, Pentwater Capital Management LP, Standard General
      • Legal (except Standard General): Milbank Tweed (Gerard Uzzi, Eric Stodola) & (local) Fox Rothschild (Jeffrey Schlerf, L. John Bird)
      • Legal (Standard General): Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (Natasha Labovitz, Shannon Rose Selden, Craig Bruens, Erica Weisgerber) & (local) Young Conaway (Edmon Morton, Joseph Barry)
    • Largest Unsecured Creditors: Standard General, FTI Consulting, Moelis, Garden City Group
    • Unsecured Creditors' Committee:
      • Legal: Cooley LLP (Cathy Hershcopf, Seth Van Aalten, Robert Winning, Sarah Carnes, Michael Klein, Max Schlan) & (local) Bayard PA (Justin Alberto, Evan Miller, Gregory Flasser)
      • Financial Advisor: Emerald Capital Advisors (John Madden, Ryan O'Sullivan, Lawrence Jacobs, Christopher Moffatt, Jack Allen, Christopher Saitta, Daniel Pace, Ryan Feulner)

Updated 3/30/17

New Filing - Erickson Inc.

  • Erickson Inc.

  • 11/08/16 Recap: Portland-based aviation services company with ties to the oil and gas and defense industries files for bankruptcy to delever balance sheet pursuant to a prenegotiated bankruptcy agreement with its lenders. The Company seeks a $180mm DIP credit facility (with $60mm of new money) to fund operations over the course of the restructuring.
  • Jurisdiction: N.D. of Texas
  • Capital Structure: $140mm RCF (Wells Fargo), $355mm '20 senior secured notes (Wilmington Trust)    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Haynes & Boone LLP (Ian Peck, Kenric Kattner, Kourtney Lyda, Eli Columbus, Arsalan Muhammed)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal LLC (Darrick Martin, Holden Bixler)
    • Investment Banker: Imperial Capital (Chris Shepard)
    • Claims Agent: KCC (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders
      • Legal: Akin Gump (Scott Alberino, Brad Kahn, Marty Brimmage)
      • Investment Banker: Houlihan (Matthew Neiman, Andrew Morrow, Geoffrey Coutts)
    • DIP Revolving Agent and ABL Agent (Wells Fargo)
      • Legal: Goldberg Kohn Ltd. (Randall Klein) & (local) K&L Gates LLP (David Weitman)
    • DIP Lenders: (Wayzata Investment Partners and MHR)
    • Wilmington Trust
      • Legal: Seyfarth Shaw LLP (Christopher Harney, Bret Harper)

Updated 12/30/16

New Chapter 15 Filing: Catalyst Paper Corporation

Catalyst Paper Corporation

  • 11/1/16 Recap: British Columbia-based paper manufacturer files Chapter 15 in support of a CBCA proceeding a mere four years after a previous CBCA/Chapter 15 restructuring to pursue a sale transaction with Kejriwal Group, an Indian paper manufacturer, and/or delever its balance sheet.
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware, Canada
  • Capital Structure: $134mm CAD funded RCF, $15mm CAD funded TL, $260mm '17 senior secured PIK Toggle Notes.   
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: (Canadian counsel) Stikeman Elliott (Guy Martel, Jonathan McLean) & (US Counsel) Sidley Austin LLP (James Conlan, Dennis Twomey, Blair Warner, Allison Ross) & (local) Young Conaway (Edmon Morton, Ashley Jacobs, Matthew Lunn)
    • Financial Advisor: Houlihan
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Senior Secured Noteholders
      • Legal: Milbank Tweed (Abhilash Raval, Eric Reimer, Haig Maghakian) & (local) Richards Layton (Mark Collins, Michael Merchant, Andrew Dean)
    • Major Shareholders:
      • Mudrick Capital Management, Cyrus Capital Partners, Oaktree Capital Management, Stonehill Capital Management

New Chapter 15 Filing - Emeco Holdings Ltd.

Emeco Holdings Ltd.

  • 11/2/16 Recap: Australian rental provider of heavy mining equipment with operations in Australia, Canada and Chile file a Scheme under the Corporations Act in Australia whereby the noteholders will merge the company with two non-debtor mining competitors and recapitalize the enterprise. 
  • Jurisdiction: S.D. of New York
  • Capital Structure: $286mm '19 9.875% senior secured notes (Bank of New York); $89mm ABL  
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Baker & McKenzie LLP (David Heroy, Erin Broderick)
    • Financial Advisor: Houlihan
    • Claims Agent: Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions LLC (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Supporting Noteholder Committee (Ascribe II Investments LLC, Brookfield Credit Opportunities Master Fund LP, Goldman Sachs International)
      • Legal: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (Michael Torkin, David Zylberberg)

Updated 12/30/16

New Filing - BPS US Holdings Inc.

BPS US Holdings Inc. (Performance Sports Group Ltd.)

  • 10/30/16 Recap: New Hampshire-based publicly-traded designer, manufacturer, and distributer of sporting equipment (including Bauer Hockey and Easton Baseball) files for Chapter 11 and CCAA to effectuate an asset sale to Sagard Capital Partnes and Fairfax Financial for $575mm.   
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $200mm ABL, $330mm TL, publicly-traded equity.    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Paul Weiss (Kelley Kornish, Alice Eaton, Claudia Tobler, Christopher Hopkins, Diane Meyers, Moses Silverman, Kevin) & (local) Young Conaway (Pauline Morgan, Sean Greecher, Justin Rucki, Shane Reil, Kenneth Listwak, Andrew Magaziner) & (Canadian counsel) Stikeman Elliott (Kathryn Esaw, Frank Selke, Maria Konyukhova, Peter Howard)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal (Brian Fox, Jay Herriman, Brian Corio, Michael Stewart, Greg Karpel)
    • Investment Banker: Centerview Partners (Mark Puntus, Ryan Kielty, David Zubricki, Mike Klain)
    • Claims Agent: Prime Clerk (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Canadian Monitor: E&Y (Brian Denega, Jean-Daniel Breton, Marin Daigneault)
      • Legal: Allen & Overy (Ken Coleman) & (local) Buchanan Ingersoll (Kathleen Murphy, Mary Caloway) & (Canadian counsel) Thornton Grant (Robert Thornton, D.J. Miller, Rachel Bengino)
    • ABL DIP Agent: Bank of America
      • Legal: Choate Hall & Steward (John Ventola, Douglas Gooding, Jonathan Marshall) & (local) Richards Layton & Finger LLP (Mark Collins, John Knight, Brent Haywood)
    • TL DIP Agent: 9938982 Canada & Sagard Capital Partners
      • Legal: Kirkland & Ellis LLP (Christopher Marcus, George Klidonas) & (local) Klehr Harrison (Dominic Pacitti)
      • Financial Advisor: Rothschild Inc. (Neil Augustine)
    • First Lien Lenders Steering Committee:
      • Legal: Weil (Matthew Barr, Gabriel Morgan, David Cohen) & (local) Morris Nichols (Robert Dehney, Gregory Werkheiser) & (Canadian counsel) Goodmans (Joe Latham, Brendan O'Neill, Ryan Baulke)
      • Financial Advisor: FTI Consulting (Daniel Hugo)
    • Prepetition TL Agent
      • Legal: Davis Polk
    • Fairfax Financial
      • Legal: Shearman & Sterling (Fred Sosnick, Stephen Blank)
    • Unsecured Creditors' Committee
      • Legal: Blank Rome LLP (Stanley Tarr, Josef Mintz, Andrew Eckstein, Michael Schaedle) & (Canadian counsel) Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP (Ryan Jacobs, Hillary Fender, Monique Sassi, Natalie Levine, Shayne Kukulowicz)
      • Financial Advisor: Province Inc. (Paul Huygens, Victor Delaglio, Michael Winters, Sanjuro Kietlinski, Ricky Ng, Jim Dong)
    • Ad Hoc Equity Committee (MatlinPatterson Global Advisors LLC, Scoggin Capital Management LLC)
      • Legal: Brown Rudnick LLP (Robert Stark, Stephen Levine, Bennett Silverberg, Andrew Carty, James Stoll) & (local) Montgomery McCracken (Natalie Ramsey, Mark Fink, Davis Wright) & (Canadian counsel) McMillan LLP (Andrew Kent, Jeffrey Levine, Caitlin Fell, Stephen Brown-Okruhlik)
      • Financial Advisor: Houlihan Lokey Capital Inc. (Adam Dunayer, Justin Zammit, Sam Stringer, Corbon Heizer)
    • Hungry Asset Monster Inc.
      • Legal: Burns & Levinson LLP (Tal Unrad) & (local) Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP (Ericka Johnson, Morgan Patterson)

Updated 3/30/17

New Filing - American Gilsonite Company

 American Gilsonite Company

  • 10/25/16 Recap: "Gilsonite" miner, processor, and oilfield services provider files prepackaged chapter 11 to effectuate debt-for-equity deal with 2nd lien noteholders and sponsor, Palladium Partners.  
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $20mm RCF (Key Bank), $270mm '17 11.5% 2nd lien notes (Wilmington Trust)    
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Weil (Matthew Barr, Sunny Singh, Jessica Diab, Prashant Rai) & (local) Richards Layton (Mark Collins)
    • Financial Advisor: FTI (Alan Boyko)
    • Investment Banker: Evercore (Stephen Hannon)
    • Claims Agent: Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions LLP (*click on company name for docket)
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Ad Hoc Noteholder and DIP Lender Group: Varde Partners, Axar Capital Management, PennantPark Investment Advisers, River Birch Capital, Tinicum Incorporated
      • Legal: Stroock Stroock & Lavan (Kris Hansen, Erez Gilad, Matt Garofalo) & (local) Young Conaway (Robert Poppiti Jr., Matthew Lunn)
      • Financial Advisor: Houlihan
    • Wilmington Trust
      • Legal: Pryor Cashman LLP (Seth Lieberman, Patrick Sibley, Matthew Silverman) & (local) Reed Smith LLP (Kurt Gwynne, Emily Devan)
    • Palladium Equity Partners
      • Legal: Simpson Thatcher (Elisha Graff, Ariana Watson Evarts) & (local) Landis Rath & Cobb (Richard Cobb)

Updated 12/30/16

New Filing: Key Energy Services Inc.

Key Energy Services Inc.

  • 10/24/16 Recap: Oilfield services operator filed prepackaged plan to delever its balance sheet by 75% unsecured debt-for-equity swap subject to dilutive rights offering.
  • Jurisdiction: D. of Delaware
  • Capital Structure: $100mm '20 4.5% RCF (Wells Fargo), $315mm '20 9.25% TL (Cortland Capital Markets), $675mm '21 6.75% senior unsecured notes.     
  • Company Professionals:
    • Legal: Sidley Austin LLP (James Conlan, Larry Nyhan, Jeffrey Bjork, Andrew O'Neill, Christina Craige, John Hutchinson) & (local) Young Conaway (Robert Brady, Edwin Harron, Ryan Bartley)
    • Financial Advisor: Alvarez & Marsal LLC (Ed Mosley)
    • Investment Banker: PJT Partners (Mike Genereux)
    • Claims Agent: Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions LLC
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • ABL Admin Agent (BofA):
      • Legal: Latham & Watkins (Richard Levy, James Ktsanes) & (local) Reed Smith (Kurt Gwynne, Emily Devan)
    • Term Lenders: (BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, TPG Specialty Lending Inc., Tennenbaum Capital Partners)
      • Legal: Davis Polk (Damian Schaible, Eli Vonnegut, Angela Libby) & (local) Richards Layton (Mark Collins, Andrew Dean)
      • Investment Banker: Evercore
    • Supporting Unsecured Noteholders:
      • Legal: Sullivan & Cromwell (Michael Torkin, David Jakus, Lee Parnes)
      • Investment Bank: Houlihan Lokey
    • Supporting Noteholders & Supporting Term Lenders
      • Legal: Cleary Gottlieb (Sean O'Neal, Humayan Khalid, Matthew Rappoport) & (local) Morris Nichols (Robert Dehney, Eric Schwartz, Andrew Remming, Andrew Roth-Moore)
    • Wells Fargo, as TL Agent
      • Legal: Greenberg Traurig
    • Unsecured Noteholders: Silver Point Capital LP, Contrarian Capital Management, Scoggin Capital Management, Platinum Equity Advisors, Quantum Partners, Goldman Sachs Global Special Situations Group

Updated 12/30/16

New Chapter 15 Filing - Tervita Corporation

Tervita Corporation

New Filing - Connect Transport LLC

Connect Transport, LLC

  • 10/4/16 Recap: private integrated midstream oil and gas services provider files for chapter 11 to re-invigorate and effectuate a failed (363) sale process prior to filing.  
  • Jurisdiction: Northern District of Texas
  • Capital Structure: $66mm funded debt     
  • Company Professionals:
  • Other Parties in Interest:
    • Revolving Credit Facility Agent: Bank of America
    • Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors
      • Legal: McCathern PLLC (Eric Van Horn, Nicholas Zugaro)
      • Financial Advisor: GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC (Michael Thatcher)
    • Creditor: Trinity River Resources LP 

Updated 12/30/16