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