Cantor Fitzgerald Securities – Administrative and Collateral Agent in Exit Facility
Represented Cantor Fitzgerald Securities as the administrative agent and collateral agent under an $85 million exit facility following the successful Blackhawk Mining, LLC, et al. (Bankr. D. Del.), chapter 11 cases, which involved over 100 properties, encompassing active mining complexes in West Virginia and Kentucky and substantial metallurgical and thermal coal reserves in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. The finance component included establishing a collateral trust arrangement by transferring all of the collateral, loans and obligations to a collateral trust and amending and restating the existing loan documents. The real estate component included assigning existing mortgages encumbering the properties, amending and restating the existing mortgages and memoranda of intercreditor agreements to secure Cantor’s interest as collateral trustee, preparing as-extracted collateral filings, reviewing specific requirements related to leasehold properties, and title review.The real estate component included terminating existing mortgages encumbering the properties, preparing new mortgages to secure Cantor’s interest, preparing as-extracted collateral filings, reviewing specific requirements related to leasehold properties and title review. Herrick previously represented Cantor Fitzgerald as the administrative agent and the collateral agent under Blackhawk’s (i) pre-petition $660 million first lien term loan facility and (ii) $150 million DIP term loan facility in connection with the pre-packaged restructuring of approximately $1.1 billion of debt, which involved assigning the previous administrative agent’s interest in all of Blackhawk’s properties in West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio to Cantor Fitzgerald, as administrative agent.