SGS, investment funds managed by SVPGlobal and the largest existing holder of SGS’ outstanding funded indebtedness completed a recapitalization transaction to strengthen SGS’s balance sheet and position the business for growth. HPS Investment Partners led the financing for the investment.
Galaxy Universal, a portfolio company of Gainline Capital Partners, agreed to acquire the And1, Avia, Gaiam and SPRI brands from Sequential Brands Group for approximately $330 million. KKR led the debt financing for the acquisition and will participate as a co-investor.
Sequential Brands Group, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries, commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. In connection with this process, Sequential will be obtaining $150 million in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lenders.
Sunlight Financial, a technology-enabled point-of-sale financing company, closed its business combination with Spartan Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special purpose acquisition company sponsored by funds managed by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management.
Platinum Equity signed a definitive agreement to acquire Solenis from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and BASF in a transaction that implies an enterprise value for Solenis of $5.25 billion. BofA Securities and Goldman Sachs are leading the debt financing for the acquisition.
NN completed a new financing with J.P. Morgan, Oaktree Capital Management and Morgan Stanley Tactical Value to provide a $50 million asset-based credit line, a $150 million term loan and a $65 million preferred stock issuance, respectively.
Ally Financial, Fidus Investment and RF Investment Partners provided financing for the acquisition of Comply365, a provider of operational content and compliance management solutions for the aerospace and rail industries, by Liberty Hall, a private equity firm.
Huron Consulting Group is serving as financial advisor for Northwest Hardwoods, which filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. Bank of America and Wells Fargo will refinance an existing ABL facility as part of the company’s financial restructuring.
JP Morgan is serving as administrative agent on a $350 million senior credit facility in connection with the merger of Eros International and STX Entertainment.