Washington Prime Group filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Washington Prime Group also secured $100 million in new money debtor-in-possession financing.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Goldman Sachs, UBS Investment Bank, Bank of America, Barclays and Jefferies are arranging debt financing in support of Clearlake Capital Group’s new equity investment in RSA Security.
Alvarez & Marsal served as restructuring advisor to Superior Energy Services in the company’s financial restructuring and commencement of its Chapter 11 case. Superior serves drilling, completion and production-related needs of oil and gas companies.
Ascena Retail Group entered into an asset purchase agreement with Sycamore Partner’s affiliate, Premium Apparel, to sell Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lane Bryant and Lou & Grey brands for $540 million on a cash-free and debt-free basis.
Charles Schwab completed its acquisition of TD Ameritrade. The integration of the two companies’ operations is expected to occur over the next 18 to 36 months.
Alvarez & Marsal is acting as restructuring advisor to Superior Energy Services, which entered into a restructuring support agreement with a group of its senior noteholders and filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
According to an 8K filed with the SEC, Bank of America served as administrative and collateral agent on a $2.4 billion asset-based revolving credit facility in connection with the merger of WillScot and Mobile Mini.
FTI Consulting served as restructuring advisor for Save A Lot, a U.S. discount grocer, which successfully completed the recapitalization of its business and delverged its balance sheet. In addition, Alix Partners served as restructuring advisor to Save A Lot’s term loan lenders.
Alvarez & Marsal served as financial advisor to Dean Foods on its sale of assets to Dairy Farms of America, Prairie Farms Dairy, Mana Saves McArthur, Producers Dairy Foods, Harmoni and Industrial Realty Group.
Shire and ViroPharma announced the companies have entered into a merger agreement in which Shire will acquire all the outstanding shares of ViroPharma. Lazard and Morgan Stanley are acting as joint financial advisors to Shire.