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Distressed Asset Acquisitions & Investments

Vinson & Elkins' Restructuring & Reorganization lawyers routinely advise prospective purchasers and investors in various distressed asset acquisitions and investments through sales in bankruptcy cases, in out-of-court transactions, and via state law processes. Our lawyers frequently team up with V&E Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers to maximize results for clients seeking to acquire or invest in distressed assets. We also regularly advise clients regarding bankruptcy-related risks that may affect prospective investments, divestitures, and purchases. Our broad experience in the energy, commodities, retail, wholesale, manufacturing, real estate, and health care industries, among others, enables our team to understand the unique issues facing distressed investors and asset purchasers across many industries.

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Practice Highlights

  • An asset purchaser in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Delphi Corporation, an auto manufacturer, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (named a 2009 Deal of the Year by Asian-Counsel)
  • A private equity firm in connection with the acquisition financing of a distressed E&P entity with production assets in Mississippi and Alabama
  • A private equity firm as plan sponsor in connection with the acquisition of Handy Hardware, Inc., a retail hardware store chain, pursuant to confirmed Chapter 11 plan in United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware
  • A private equity firm in connection with board representation and investment exit in a distressed E&P company
  • The purchaser of a merchant power plant located in Dighton, Massachusetts, in the chapter 11 case of Calpine Corporation, and its related debtor entities, filed in the Southern District of New York
  • The purchaser of substantially all domestic assets and foreign subsidiaries of Maxide Music, Inc. (f/k/a DMX Music, Inc.) in its chapter 11 case in Delaware; Maxide was a leading global producer of music and entertainment subscription services to business locations, customer subscribers, and airlines
  • The purchaser of substantially all assets of VF Brands, Inc., the chapter 11 debtor, including its Vlasic Pickle business and Swanson frozen dinners business for a $370 million purchase price
  • An asset purchaser in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Gentek, a chemical company, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware