Houston-based McDermott International introduced that it has the assist of greater than two-thirds of all its funded debt collectors for a restructuring transaction that may equitize almost all of the Company’s funded debt, eliminating over $four.6 billion of debt.
The restructuring transaction will probably be carried out by a prepackaged Chapter 11 course of that will probably be financed by a debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing facility of $2.81 billion. Subject to courtroom approval, McDermott expects the DIP financing, mixed with money generated by McDermott, to allow the Company to stabilize its money flows, proceed working within the regular course and fulfill its commitments to key stakeholders, together with prospects, suppliers, joint-venture companions, enterprise companions and staff.
The Company additionally has secured dedicated exit financing of over $2.four billion in letter of credit score facility capability and can emerge from Chapter 11 with roughly $500 million in funded debt. The restructuring transaction will strengthen the Company’s steadiness sheet, normalize its commerce debt and place the Company for long-term development.
All of McDermott’s companies are anticipated to proceed to function as regular all through the restructuring. McDermott expects to proceed to pay worker wages and well being and welfare advantages, and to pay all suppliers in full. All buyer initiatives are anticipated to proceed uninterrupted on a world foundation.
“The restructuring transaction, which has the total assist from all of our funded collectors, together with our unsecured bondholders, is additional recognition of McDermott’s essentially stable working enterprise and confirmed technique,” mentioned David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott. “Our report backlog, nearly all of which has been booked within the final two years, and excessive fee of recent undertaking awards demonstrates our prospects’ continued confidence in our enterprise, the demand for our expertise and our long-term alternatives forward.”
As a results of the upcoming Chapter 11 submitting, McDermott expects to be delisted from the New York Stock Exchange inside the subsequent 10 days. McDermott widespread inventory will proceed to commerce within the over-the-counter market all through the pendency of the Chapter 11 course of. The shares are proposed to be cancelled as a part of McDermott’s restructuring.
Operating in over 54 nations, McDermott’s locally-focused and globally-integrated sources embody roughly 32,000 staff, a diversified fleet of specialty marine development vessels and fabrication amenities world wide.
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