Finance - Restructuring
Pacific Exploration also plans file for protection under Chapter 15 of U.S. Bankruptcy Code, which grants foreign companies protection from creditors looking to seize assets in the country, Reuters reported.
Blackhill guided a sale process and managed the transfer of RAAM's onshore and offshore assets to the senior secured lender. Jim Latimer was chief restructuring officer.
The independent directors appointed to his role.
The independent directors appointedDavid T. Lawrence
to his role.Andrews Kurth LLP was hired as special counsel to the independent directors.
Baker Botts LLP is Seventy Seven’s legal counsel and Lazard Freres & Co. LLC is its financial adviser. Alvarez & Marsal is Seventy Seven’s restructuring adviser.
PPB Advisory said it is working with Linc's management to review operations and assets in Australia and the U.S., adding Linc will continue with business as usual during review, Reuters reported.
Both of Sinopec's new partners are investment platforms under State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, Reuters said. Most of SIPC's assets are not under Sinopec Corp.
Copies of the 363 motion and the associated bid procedures are on file and available for review at the office of the Clerk of Court, United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Louisiana – Lafayette Division.
At the time the plan was filed, agreements had not been reached on the treatment of the $75 million debtor in possession (DIP) loan provided by certain unsecured noteholders and the treatment of the company’s reserve-based loan.
Post-bankruptcy production figures are hard to track, but restructuring specialists say many bankrupt drillers keep pumping oil. Creditors can then recover some of what they are owed, Reuters said.
The transaction, scheduled to close in May, has an effective date of April 1 and is subject to approval from Cadence Bank NA and completed Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
SandRidge, working with law firm Kirkland & Ellis and investment bank Houlihan Lokey on restructuring, drew down its credit line and trimmed costs with asset sales and job cuts, Reuters said.
Some credit rating agencies view the exchange of new 1.5 lien secured notes for existing senior unsecured and second-lien secured notes as a distressed exchange and a limited default, Reuters said.