Maggie Adams is a restructuring associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Selecta Group B.V — Representation of Selecta Group B.V (“Selecta”), which employs 10,000 employees, is the world’s largest provider of vending machines, coffee and convenience food distribution in over 475,000 points of service in 16 foreign countries. The Chapter 15 proceeding filed in the Southern District of Texas is part of a comprehensive restructuring strategy to deleverage Selecta’s balance sheet, increase liquidity, extend maturity dates on its revolver and its 3 tranches of senior secured notes and to change the governing law for its funded debt obligations from New York to UK law. The overall restructure involves out-of-court arrangements with the revolving credit facility lenders and liquidity facility lenders, a new equity investment by the private equity owner, a formal Scheme of Arrangement in the UK and a US Chapter 15 proceeding to implement the foreign proceeding in the United States.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation — Representation of Chesapeake Energy Corporation and 40 of its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Chesapeake is a premier oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a high-quality, unconventional oil and natural gas asset portfolio, with substantial positions in top U.S. onshore plays. Chesapeake and its debtor-affiliates had more than $9 billion of funded debt obligations as of the commencement of their Chapter 11 cases. Prior to commencing the Chapter 11 cases, Chesapeake obtained commitments from certain of its secured creditors for over $4 billion of new capital, including a $925 million new money debtor-in-possession financing facility, a $600 million fully backstopped rights offering, and $2.5 billion of exit facilities as part of a comprehensive restructuring support agreement that would eliminate approximately $7 billion of Chesapeake’s funded debt obligations.
Jason Industries, Inc. — Representation of Jason Industries, Inc. and its subsidiaries in their Chapter 11 cases in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Jason is a publicly-traded global industrial manufacturing company that provides mission critical components and manufacturing solutions—including brushes, polishing buffs, compounds, and seating products—to customers across a wide range of end markets, industries, and geographies. On June 24, 2020, Jason solicited and filed its prepackaged Chapter 11 cases with the support of over 87% of its first lien lenders under a restructuring support agreement. If approved, the prepackaged plan will deleverage Jason’s balance sheet by approximately $250 million and leave general unsecured claims unimpaired.
McDermott International, Inc. — Representation of McDermott International, Inc. and 225 of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including 107 foreign domiciled entities, in their prepackaged Chapter 11 cases in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas. McDermott is a premier, global upstream and downstream engineering, procurement, construction, and installation company and employs over 42,000 individuals across 54 countries and six continents. McDermott’s prepackaged Chapter 11 cases were confirmed in less than 60 days and contemplated a transaction that re-equitized the company, deleveraged over $4 billion of funded debt, preserved an unprecedented $2.4 billion in prepetition letters of credit, left trade claims unimpaired, and included a sale of McDermott’s Lummus technology business for $2.725 billion. McDermott emerged from Chapter 11 only five months after the petition date.
Clerk & Government Experience
ExternHonorable John Robert BlakeyUnited States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois