Apollo Global Management entered into an agreement to acquire Verizon Media from Verizon for $5 billion. Verizon will retain a 10% stake in the company, which will be known as Yahoo at close of the transaction and continue to be led by Guru Gowrappan as CEO.
David’s Bridal closed a $70 million term loan provided by CPPIB Credit Investments, a subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. David’s Bridal will use the new term loan, which matures in 2024, to fund operations and for general corporate purposes.
KPS Capital Partners signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Europe, Middle East and Africa food, aerosol and promotional packaging business of Crown Holdings. Barclays and Deutsche Bank led debt financing to support the transaction.
Owl Rock Capital Group and the Dyal Capital Partners division of Neuberger Berman Group entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Altimar Acquisition Corporation to form Blue Owl Capital, an alternative asset management firm with more than $45 billion in assets under management.
Investment banking company Imperial Capital and restructuring advisory firm Winter Harbor acted as financial advisors to SAExploration in the company’s Chapter 11 emergence and financial restructuring.
ATM owner and operator Cardtronics entered into a definitive agreement with funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management and Hudson Executive Capital to be acquired for $35 per share in cash.
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.
AlixPartners is acting as restructuring advisor to Oasis Petroleum, which recently completed its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11, successfully restructuring its balance sheet and reducing its prepetition debt by $1.8 billion.
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.