Apollo’s Investment Advances Airline’s Recapitalization Efforts
NEW YORK – August 13, 2022 – Seabury Securities LLC (Seabury”) announced today that the company’s Airline Restructuring, Investment Banking and Advisory team advised SAS AB (“SAS”) in executing a debtor-in-possession (“DIP”) financing credit agreement for USD 700 million with funds managed by Apollo Global Management (“Apollo”).
Seabury is serving as investment banker and restructuring advisor to SAS.
“We are very pleased to have supported the SAS team in executing an extensive and competitive process that resulted in this substantial financing commitment from Apollo,” commented John E. Luth, Chairman, President & CEO of Seabury Capital Group. “This DIP financing will support the comprehensive SAS FORWARD plan as well as the goal of recapitalizing the airline upon its emergence from the chapter 11 process.”
The DIP financing, along with cash generated from the airline’s ongoing operations, will enable SAS to continue meeting its obligations throughout the chapter 11 process. The DIP financing is structured as a delayed draw term loan with a nine-month maturity. SAS selected Apollo’s DIP financing proposal following a competitive process and considers the terms of the DIP financing to be on market terms. SAS anticipates receiving court approval for its DIP financing by mid-September 2022.
View the DIP financing announcement at https://www.sasgroup.net/newsroom/press-releases/2022/sas-secures-usd-700-million-in-debtor-in-possession-financing/
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