Citizens Financial Group and Investors Bancorp entered into a definitive agreement and plan of merger under which Citizens will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Investors for a combination of stock and cash.
Valaris received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas of its prearranged plan of reorganization. Valaris also will receive a $520 million capital injection through the issuance of a $550 million secured note.
M&T Bank and People’s United Financial entered into a definitive agreement under which M&T will acquire People’s United in an all-stock transaction. The implied total transaction value based on closing prices on Feb. 19, 2021, is approximately $7.6 billion.
Sycamore Partners, KKR, Blackstone Credit and other first lien term lenders delivered $225 million in new capital for Belk in the company’s restructuring support agreement.
Wells Fargo provided an ABL facility and Pathlight Capital provided a FILO facility for a total of $1.5 billion in financing for JCPenney after the company sold its retail and operating assets to Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management to exit Chapter 11.
JCPenney entered into an asset purchase agreement with Brookfield Asset Management, Simon Property Group and a majority of the company’s DIP and first lien lenders.
Makinson Cowell, an advisor on capital markets and investor relations matters, will join financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard, beginning Dec. 1, 2020. Makinson Cowell will work as a separate team.
Libbey, a glass tableware manufacturer, secured exit financing consisting of a $150 million term loan and a $100 million asset-based lending facility and expects to emerge from Chapter 11 with under $200 million of funded debt.
24 Hour Fitness entered into a restructuring support agreement with lenders holding approximately 73% of the company’s secured debt and approximately 65% of the company’s senior unsecured notes. The restructuring will reduce $1.2 billion dollars of funded debt.
Neiman Marcus emerged from voluntary Chapter 11 protection. The company’s new owners, including PIMCO, Davidson Kempner Capital Management and Sixth Street, are funding a $750 million exit financing package.