$50 Million+ Corporate Debt Restructuring
Advised a client in a corporate debt restructuring of more than $50 million that allowed it to part ways with the family of its deceased founder. The restructuring included a comprehensive court-approved settlement agreement involving the payoff of several debt obligations, the release of the related security agreement, the purchase and extinguishment of a warrant to purchase over 500,000 shares of common stock of the client’s holding corporation, and the release of rights under multiple purchase agreements, including a stock purchase agreement. The negotiated settlement agreement price included approximately $17 million of debt forgiveness to the client’s benefit. Also represented the client in a $2 million revolving loan and a $44 million term loan, handled employment agreements for the CEO and CFO, negotiated landlord consents on client leases in dozens of locations, and provided assurances to the lender on the client’s employee stock ownership plan.