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Citizens Financial Enters Merger Agreement with Investors Bancorp, Transaction Valued at $3.5B

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 Receives $520MM Capital Injection, Court Approval of Plan of Reorganization

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 Acquires People’s United Financial in All-Stock Transaction

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.

Wells and Pathlight Provide $1.5B Combined Facility for JCPenney in Chapter 11 Exit

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.

PIMCO, Davidson Kempner, Sixth Street Provide $750MM in Exit Financing to Neiman Marcus

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.