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LITTTLETON, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--APC Automotive Technologies, LLC, together with certain of its subsidiaries, (“APC” or the “Company”), today announced that it has entered into a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (the “RSA”) with key stakeholders, including its asset-based lenders, 74% of its term loan lenders that are eligible to vote, and significant financial sponsors (the “RSA Parties”).
The restructuring transaction contemplated under the RSA will reduce APC’s outstanding indebtedness by approximately $290 million on a net basis, significantly strengthening the Company’s balance sheet and enhancing financial flexibility going forward. The RSA represents the commitment of the RSA Parties to support a comprehensive restructuring of the Company’s balance sheet.
Tribby Warfield, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “The agreement with our lenders and equity sponsors represents their belief in APC’s business and their confidence in its future success. We are fortunate that APC possesses a market-leading underbody portfolio of highly regarded brands including Centric Parts®, StopTech®, AP Emissions®, Durafit® and Eastern Catalytic®, strong market recognition, and an exceptional customer base. Most importantly, we have an amazing team that is committed to providing quality products and excellent service to the industry.”
“This restructuring was designed to ensure that our ongoing business and service to customers continues without interruption, and I am confident that the steps we are announcing today will enable the Company to further enhance its ability to serve customers and invest in additional growth for years to come.”
To implement the financial restructuring contemplated under the RSA, the Company has filed voluntary petitions for reorganization pursuant to chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on June 3, 2020.
The Company will continue to solicit votes on its plan of reorganization during the chapter 11 filing. Because the Company’s plan has already received significant support from its lenders, the Company expects to complete the confirmation process and emerge from bankruptcy within the next month.
In addition, the Company has negotiated agreements with certain of its existing term loan lenders to provide APC $50 million of additional financing in the form of debtor-in-possession financing, which will roll into an exit term loan facility. This will ensure APC’s ability to operate on an uninterrupted basis.
APC will continue to operate in the ordinary course during the restructuring process, with adequate liquidity to meet its financial obligations to vendors, suppliers, and employees. The Company expects to continue making payments to these parties without interruption. Furthermore, the Company will continue to both receive inventory as well as take and fulfill customer orders as usual. The Company has also filed customary “first day” motions to facilitate its day-to-day operations during the restructuring process.
Parties with questions about the chapter 11 process may contact the Company’s Claims and Solicitation Agent, Stretto, at 855.260.9397 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 949.407.8590. Stretto has also set up a website at https://cases.stretto.com/APC, which will be updated with court documents and other information.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Jefferies LLC, and WeinsweigAdvisors LLC are the advisors for the Company. The RSA Parties include, among others: (i) the Term Loan Lender Group represented by King & Spalding LLP and FTI Consulting and (ii) the financial sponsors represented by White & Case LLP.
About APC Automotive Technologies
APC Automotive Technologies is a leading supplier of automotive, light truck, and heavy-duty undercar replacement parts. For more information, visit www.APCAutoTech.com.
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The engineers at StopTech have developed friction formulations that incorporate Silent On Arrival technology that help provide stealth when needed, while the blue Mu500 friction surface enhancement provides maximum bite from the very first stop, eliminating the need for an extended bed-in period, says the company.
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We are setting up this topic to share information on any impact the current COVID-19 virus has on the auto parts industry. Sourcing, distribution, parts availability, and business impact. General questions and sharing of knowledge are welcome.
The WHO has designated this a global pandemic that is already affecting many industries, including most sectors in the automotive industry. Corporate and Independent automotive parts stores are being impacted by repair shop businesses slowing down. As you know, many parts come from China and other parts of the world, which are affected by the current pandemic.
Please share how this is impacting you and what you are seeing.
Who else is seeing industry shortages and inflation issues causing price and availability issues on auto parts? Manufacturers are short staff, supplies, and materials. Containers from China are backlogged and getting more expensive and add on top of that inflation, prices have and will continue to go up.
Chip shortages and user car prices going up, means more more for everything. New car prices are getting over sticker in some cases. Its all relative because even groceries are going up in price. Gas and oil prices as well. 🥵
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