Washington Prime Group emerged from the Chapter 11 process, signifying the completion of the company’s financial restructuring and the implementation of its plan of reorganization. The company emerged from bankruptcy with its debt reduced by nearly $1 billion.
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.
H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm with $44 billion of equity capital under management, provided an investment to Cleo Communications, a global provider of ecosystem integration software solutions. Terms were not disclosed.
Houlihan Lokey Capital and Wells Fargo Securities are serving as financial advisors to AmeriHome in the company’s sale to Western Alliance Bank.
Bank of America and Wells Fargo provided Northwest Hardwoods with an asset-based loan during the company’s financial restructuring process and emergence from Chapter 11.
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.
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.
Hornbeck Offshore Services emerged from Chapter 11. As part of its plan of reorganization, Hornbeck also closed on its common stock rights offering, which resulted in a $100 million cash infusion of new equity capital led by the special opportunities funds of Ares Management.
SCM Topco, parent of Salt Creek Midstream, closed on a recapitalization with additional investments from both its existing lender groups and funds managed by Ares Management.
Pier 1 Imports is seeking bankruptcy court approval for a wind-down of its retail operations. The company’s DIP lenders, including Bank of America and Pathlight Capital, agreed to allow Pier 1 to overdraw the DIP facility by approximately $40 million to support continued operations.