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Mike Rupe is the Head of the Firm’s Financial Restructuring practice.  Mike focuses his practice on the representation of various financial institutions in workouts and restructurings.

Credentials

B.A., The Ohio State University

J.D., University of Cincinnati

New York

Judicial Extern, Honorable R. Guy Cole, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Matters

Representing the crossover lender group in Nine West, a leading American fashion wholesale and retail company.

Representing the ad hoc first-lien term loan committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings LLC and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 17-42267 (KSS) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Missouri)).

Representing GSO Capital Partners in connection with the senior secured exit financing credit facility in the chapter 11 cases of Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., et al. (Case No. 16-12789 (KJC) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)).

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Representing the crossover lender group in Nine West, a leading American fashion wholesale and retail company.

Representing the ad hoc first-lien term loan committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings LLC and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 17-42267 (KSS) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Missouri)).

Representing GSO Capital Partners in connection with the senior secured exit financing credit facility in the chapter 11 cases of Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., et al. (Case No. 16-12789 (KJC) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)).

Representing a steering committee of term loan lenders under the senior secured term loan facility in favor of Vince, LLC.

Represented GSO Capital Partners as a lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan's Roadhouse) and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 16-11819 (BLS) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)). During the Chapter 11 cases, which lasted approximately three months, Logan's successfully optimized its restaurant portfolio and substantially deleveraged its capital structure.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Logan’s Roadhouse post-restructuring.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities), and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries (Case No. 16-11241 (JEW) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of New York)).  Fairway’s Chapter 11 has been recognized as the 2017 Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) by The M&A Advisor and the 2017 Turnaround Atlas Award for Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (Under $1 Billion) by Global M&A Network.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Fairway post-restructuring.

Represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as agent for the first lien lenders under a secured credit facility, in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Hercules Offshore, Inc. (and its domestic subsidiaries and affiliates), a Houston-based offshore oilrig operator.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility, and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in an out-of-court restructuring of Smile Brands Group Inc., one of the largest dental services organizations (DSOs) in the United States.

Represented a steering committee of senior secured term lenders under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities) in the chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization of Boomerang Tube, LLC and its affiliates. 

Represented UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as agent under a senior term loan facility, in connection with the out-of-court restructuring (and related merger transaction) of Harlan Laboratories, Inc.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of Brookstone Company, Inc., the proceeds of which financed, in part, Brookstone’s acquisition out of bankruptcy by affiliates of Chinese investment fund The Sanpower Group.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent on behalf of a group of prepetition first lien lenders under a first lien credit facility (and subsequent DIP facility) in the chapter 11 reorganization of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers and a leader in the bowling industry.

Matters

Representing the crossover lender group in Nine West, a leading American fashion wholesale and retail company.

Representing the ad hoc first-lien term loan committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings LLC and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 17-42267 (KSS) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Missouri)).

Representing GSO Capital Partners in connection with the senior secured exit financing credit facility in the chapter 11 cases of Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., et al. (Case No. 16-12789 (KJC) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)).

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Matters

Representing the crossover lender group in Nine West, a leading American fashion wholesale and retail company.

Representing the ad hoc first-lien term loan committee in the Chapter 11 cases of Payless Holdings LLC and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 17-42267 (KSS) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Missouri)).

Representing GSO Capital Partners in connection with the senior secured exit financing credit facility in the chapter 11 cases of Optima Specialty Steel, Inc., et al. (Case No. 16-12789 (KJC) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)).

Representing a steering committee of term loan lenders under the senior secured term loan facility in favor of Vince, LLC.

Represented GSO Capital Partners as a lender in the Chapter 11 cases of Roadhouse Holding Inc. (a/k/a Logan's Roadhouse) and its affiliated debtors (Case No. 16-11819 (BLS) (United States Bankruptcy Court - District of Delaware)). During the Chapter 11 cases, which lasted approximately three months, Logan's successfully optimized its restaurant portfolio and substantially deleveraged its capital structure.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Logan’s Roadhouse post-restructuring.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities), and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Fairway Group Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries (Case No. 16-11241 (JEW) (United States Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of New York)).  Fairway’s Chapter 11 has been recognized as the 2017 Consumer Staples Deal of the Year (Over $100 Million) by The M&A Advisor and the 2017 Turnaround Atlas Award for Pre-Pack Restructuring of the Year (Under $1 Billion) by Global M&A Network.  King & Spalding now serves as corporate counsel to Fairway post-restructuring.

Represented Jefferies Finance LLC, as agent for the first lien lenders under a secured credit facility, in connection with the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of Hercules Offshore, Inc. (and its domestic subsidiaries and affiliates), a Houston-based offshore oilrig operator.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent under a senior secured credit facility, and a steering committee of senior secured lenders, in an out-of-court restructuring of Smile Brands Group Inc., one of the largest dental services organizations (DSOs) in the United States.

Represented a steering committee of senior secured term lenders under a senior secured credit facility (and subsequent DIP and exit facilities) in the chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization of Boomerang Tube, LLC and its affiliates. 

Represented UBS AG, Stamford Branch, as agent under a senior term loan facility, in connection with the out-of-court restructuring (and related merger transaction) of Harlan Laboratories, Inc.

Represented General Electric Capital Corporation, as agent, in connection with a senior secured asset-based lending facility in favor of Brookstone Company, Inc., the proceeds of which financed, in part, Brookstone’s acquisition out of bankruptcy by affiliates of Chinese investment fund The Sanpower Group.

Represented Credit Suisse AG, Cayman Islands Branch, as agent on behalf of a group of prepetition first lien lenders under a first lien credit facility (and subsequent DIP facility) in the chapter 11 reorganization of AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc., the world's largest owner and operator of bowling centers and a leader in the bowling industry.

Credentials

B.A., The Ohio State University

J.D., University of Cincinnati

New York

Judicial Extern, Honorable R. Guy Cole, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit