GNC Holding and certain of its secured lenders and key stakeholders reached an agreement to pursue a dual-path process that will allow the company to restructure its balance sheet and accelerate its business strategy through Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Ankura is serving as financial advisor, Houlihan Lokey is serving as investment banker and Weil, Gotshal & Manges is serving as legal counsel to Exide Technologies, which filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Bank of America will provide debtor-in-possession financing to fund the restructuring process of Techniplas, which filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
Berkeley Research Group is serving as financial advisor for Neiman Marcus Group, which commenced voluntary Chapter 11 proceedings and secured DIP financing of $675 million from its creditors.
Christian Lunny joined Houlihan Lokey’s corporate finance business as a managing director. Lunny previously served at Wilsons, J.P. Morgan, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs.
Bain Capital Credit provided $50 million in growth financing to Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company. Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor and placement agent to Merchants Fleet.
AlixPartners provided a managing director to serve as chief restructuring officer and served as restructuring and operations advisor to Constellis, which completed a debt de-levering and recapitalization transaction with consent from 100% of its term loan and revolving lenders.
Mark Mikullitz joined investment bank Houlihan Lokey as a managing director in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He will be based in New York and lead the firm’s shareholder activism defense practice and strengthen its public company M&A focus.