Monica Blacker, a former bankruptcy attorney and recognized advocate for bringing diversity and women to top corporate positions, joined restructuring consulting firm Force 10 Partners as a partner.
Bouchard Transportation filed voluntary petitions to restructure under Chapter 11. Kirkland & Ellis and Jackson Walker are acting as Bouchard’s legal counsel, while Portage Point Partners is serving as restructuring advisor and Jefferies is serving as investment banker.
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.
AlixPartners is serving as restructuring advisor to Bruin E&P Partners, which received the support of a majority of its debt creditors for a restructuring transaction that will eliminate more than $840 million of funded debt.
Pursuant to a restructuring support agreement, Hornbeck Offshore Services has the support of secured lenders holding approximately 83% of the company’s aggregate secured indebtedness.
Alvarez & Marsal is acting as restructuring advisor and Jeffrey S. Stein of Stein Advisors is acting as chief restructuring officer for Whiting Petroleum, which entered into a restructuring support agreement and filed for a consensual Chapter 11 plan of reorganization.
Portage Point Partners is serving as restructuring advisor and Guggenheim Securities is serving as financial advisor to Hornbeck Offshore Services, which entered into a restructuring support agreement that will be implemented through a voluntary prepackaged Chapter 11 case.