Transactions
& Case Studies

Chemtura Corporation’s Chapter 11 Reorganization

Date Announced:
11/9/2010

client:
Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of Chemtura Corporation

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
$2.7 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to the Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of Chemtura Corporation on its $2.7 billion Chapter 11 Reorganization

On November 10, 2010, Chemtura Corporation (“Chemtura,” NYSE: CHMT), a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals, successfully emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with indebtedness reduced from $1.3 billion prepetition to $750 million post-emergence. The court confirmed a Plan of Reorganization which resulted in bondholders receiving a 100% recovery, including post-petition interest and Make-Whole/No-Call damage claims, through the issuance of cash and 95% of the reorganized company’s equity to all unsecured creditors. The Plan of Reorganization was the result of intensive negotiations with the Debtors and was confirmed over the strong objection of certain other stakeholders in a highly litigated confirmation hearing. Moelis & Company represented the Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders, which collectively owned an overwhelming majority of the unsecured bonds.

Ares Life Sciences’s acquisition of 73.2% stake in Stallergenes S.A.

Date Announced:
11/9/2010

client:
Ares Life Sciences

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
€794 million

Renal Advantage Inc.’s combination with Liberty Dialysis

Date Announced:
11/3/2010

client:
Renal Advantage Inc.

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Smile Brands Group Inc. and Freeman Spogli & Co.’s sale of majority position in Smile Brands Group Inc. to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Date Announced:
11/2/2010

client:
Smile Brands Group Inc. and Freeman Spogli & Co.

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

Quality Distribution, Inc.’s senior secured notes offering

Date Announced:
10/31/2010

client:
Quality Distribution, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
$225 million

Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc.’s sale to Littlejohn & Co. LLC

Date Announced:
10/27/2010

client:
Wynnchurch Capital Ltd. and Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
Undisclosed

General Growth Properties, Inc’s Chapter 11 Reorganization

Date Announced:
10/20/2010

client:
Ad Hoc Committee of Exchangeable Senior Noteholders of General Growth Properties, Inc

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
$27.3 billion

Comstock Mining Inc.’s debt for equity exchange and equity offering

Date Announced:
10/19/2010

client:
Comstock Mining Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$29 million Debt for Equity Exchange; $36 million Equity Offering

Excel Polymers LLC’s sale to HEXPOL AB

Date Announced:
10/17/2010

client:
Excel Polymers LLC

Status:
Closed – 11/2010

Value:
$213 million

Energizer Holdings, Inc.’s acquisition of substantially all of the assets of American Safety Razor Co. in a Chapter 11 363 Sale

Date Announced:
10/7/2010

client:
Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
$301 million

J.P. Morgan’s provision of subordinated funding to the Meridien Retirement Living business

Date Announced:
9/30/2010

client:
J.P. Morgan

Status:
Closed – 10/2010

Value:
A$95 million

TRI Pointe Homes, LLC’s private equity placement

Date Announced:
9/23/2010

client:
TRI Pointe Homes, LLC

Status:
Closed – 9/2010

Value:
$150 million Read the case study

Exclusive financial advisor to TRI Pointe Homes on its $150 million private equity placement

On September 24, 2010, TRI Pointe Homes, a California homebuilder founded in April 2009, agreed to issue $150 million in a private placement of common equity, one of the largest equity investments in the homebuilding industry. TRI Pointe Homes has used the capital to fund growth in its operations in Southern and Northern California, aiming to become one of the largest regional builders over the next five years. Moelis & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor to TRI Pointe Homes.

Sam Houston Race Park’s sale of 50% of joint venture interest to Penn National Gaming, Inc.

Date Announced:
9/21/2010

client:
Sam Houston Race Park

Status:
Closed – 4/2011

Value:
Undisclosed

Almatis GmbH’s Chapter 11 Reorganization

Date Announced:
9/19/2010

client:
Almatis GmbH

Status:
Closed – 9/2010

Value:
$1.0 billion

The Student Loan Corporation’s sale to Discover Financial Services and associated asset sales to SLM Corporation and Citibank, N.A.

Date Announced:
9/16/2010

client:
Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of The Student Loan Corporation

Status:
Closed – 12/2010

Value:
$42.0 billion Read the case study

Financial advisor to the Special Transaction Committee of the Board of Directors of The Student Loan Corporation on the company’s sale to Discover and $42.0 billion of associated asset sales to Sallie Mae and Citi

On December 31, 2010, The Student Loan Corporation (“SLC,” NYSE: STU), a leading originator and servicer of student loans, and Citibank N.A. completed a series of transactions that allowed Citi to exit the student loan business and continue its strategic reduction of assets held in Citi Holdings. The transaction was structured in three parts including an agreement to sell SLC’s operating business and $4.0 billion in student loans to Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DSF). Separately, SLM Corporation (“Sallie Mae,” NYSE: SLM) agreed to acquire $28.0 billion of securitized federal student loans and related assets while Citi agreed to acquire $8.7 billion in federal and private student loans. Public shareholders of SLC were entitled to receive $30 per share, a 42% premium to SLC’s closing price on the last trading day prior to announcement. Moelis & Company acted as financial advisor to the Special Transaction Committee of SLC’s Board of Directors and issued a number of fairness opinions.

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