Daily News: September 25, 2014

SSG Advises KH Funding in Portfolio Sale

SSG Capital Advisors acted as the investment banker to Alfred Giuliano, the plan administrator of KH Funding Company in the sale of its loan portfolio to an affiliate of Aspen Capital Partners. The sale was effectuated through a Chapter 11 Plan of Liquidation, confirmed by the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland and closed in August 2014.

As cash flow deteriorated and KH was unable to service its debt obligations, the Company filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding in December 2010. As part of its Plan of Liquidation, the Plan Administrator determined that a sale of KH’s outstanding loan portfolio was the best option for maximizing return to its stakeholders.

SSG was retained in March 2014 as the plan administrator’s investment banker for the purpose of marketing the KH loan portfolio for sale and soliciting offers. SSG conducted a comprehensive marketing process which resulted in a wide range of interest from potential investors. Aspen Capital’s offer was the highest and best price for the loan portfolio. SSG’s experience in running an efficient and timely sales process enabled key stakeholders to maximize the value of the assets.

Aspen Capital is a private equity firm with expertise in residential, commercial, distressed securities and hospitality. Aspen provides a wide range of investment opportunities and services, including purchasing residential and commercial loans, loan servicing and asset management. With headquarters in Portland, OR and New York City, Aspen is active throughout the U.S.

Other professionals who worked on the transaction include:

  • Alfred T. Giuliano and Dana Roach of Giuliano, Miller & Company, plan administrator of KH Funding Company
  • Bradford J. Sandler and Michael R. Seidl of Pachulski Stang Ziehl & Jones, counsel to the plan administrator
  • KH is a mortgage company based in Silver Spring, MD, that primarily originates, acquires and services loans.