Category Archives: DIP Financing

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Too Cool for School Specialty – Alternative DIP Financing Allows Educational Company to Avoid Immediate Sale

The School Specialty chapter 11 case began in what has become all too typical fashion. The company, overleveraged and short of cash, had no choice but to accept a lifeline extended by its second lien secured lender, a private investment fund. The terms of the debtor in possession (“DIP”) financing required School Specialty to seek an immediate … Continue Reading

A&P — Direct Showdown Avoided On Leasehold Liens Under DIP Financing Order

Can a debtor seeking debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing under Section 364 of the Bankruptcy Code grant a lender a lien on a leasehold interest in the face of an express anti-hypothecation provision in the underlying lease? There are no cases directly on point, and the DIP financing order entered in The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company … Continue Reading

Court Tosses Life Vest to Trico Marine Services

Some legal commentators have lamented the extent to which lenders have been able to use debtor in possession (“DIP”) financing arrangements to gain control over an entire Chapter 11 case. DIP lenders have usually been able to justify aggressive provisions, and courts have approved them, on the basis that they may provide the only realistic chance … Continue Reading