Financial Restructuring & Insolvency
When a company is in distress, senior leaders need to move quickly. We help map out the right strategic course, finding a creative path that preserves and distributes value.
In almost every major restructuring in Canada, stakeholders across industries – and borders – turn to our team to achieve optimum results. Whether you’re a creditor, debtor, shareholder, investor, monitor, trustee or receiver, we help you navigate all the challenges and complexities of a restructuring or insolvency.
Our team takes a holistic approach, drawing on the strategic and deal-making skills of lawyers across practices, from mergers and acquisitions to finance, tax and litigation. This allows us, time and again, to find creative solutions and negotiate the best results.
Our perspective is global and our reach multijurisdictional. We work regularly with insolvency practitioners and courts internationally, particularly in the U.S. and the U.K. And we explore all means – including interim financing, M&A alternatives and, when necessary, the courts – to protect your interests and help you reach your goals on your timetable.
GSO Capital Partners LP, 2017
Acting for GSO Capital Partners LP in the Tip Top Tailors Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings, which is acting as the debtor-in-possession lender and stalking horse bidder and credit bidding its debt in the sale and investment solicitation process.
Atlas Holdings LLC, 2017
Acted for Atlas Holdings in connection with Atlas's acquisition of an 80% equity interest in Millar Western Forest Products and Atlas's exchange of high-yield notes for new secured high-yield notes as the supporting noteholder for Millar Western's US$210-million note exchange transaction. The note exchange transaction was implemented under a plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act and, together with Atlas's subsequent equity investment by way of a debt for share exchange transaction, significantly reduced Millar Western's indebtedness and strengthened its financial position, enhancing its ability to respond to and capitalize on developments in the forest products industry.