Hertz Global Holdings completed its Chapter 11 restructuring process and emerged from bankruptcy. Hertz received bankruptcy court approval of its plan of reorganization on June 10.
Hertz Global Holdings received bankruptcy court approval of its plan of reorganization. The plan unimpairs all classes of creditors and was approved by more than 97% of voting shareholders. The court’s approval clears the way for Hertz to emerge from Chapter 11 by the end of June.
Hertz selected and approved a revised proposal from certain funds and accounts managed by affiliates of each of Knighthead Capital Management, Certares Opportunities and Apollo Capital Management (together with Knighthead and Certares, the KHCA group) to provide the equity capital required to fund Hertz’s revised plan of reorganization and exit from Chapter 11.
Hertz will continue the process of negotiating the terms on which its plan of reorganization will be sponsored without delaying its goal of exiting Chapter 11 by early to mid-summer.
Hertz filed its proposed plan of reorganization and related disclosure statement with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Knighthead Capital Management and Certares Opportunities will serve as the plan sponsors.
Hertz entered into a stock and asset purchase agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Donlen Corporation, a fleet management and financing provider, to Athene Holding for an anticipated cash payment of $825 million before adjustments.
Athene, an affiliate of Apollo Capital Management, committed to provide Hertz Global Holdings a $4 billion asset-backed securitization short-term facility.
Hertz secured commitments for debtor-in-possession financing totaling $1.65 billion. Moelis & Co. is serving as investment banker, while FTI Consulting is serving as Hertz’s financial advisor and White & Case is serving as legal advisor.