Quantum Foods LLC, an independent custom provider of proteins, has received bankruptcy court approval of its entry into a fully executed asset purchase agreement with Raging Bull Acquisition Company LLC.
The approved agreement provides for a substantial increase in the value paid for the business of at least $6.5 million over the previous stalking-horse terms.
Raging Bull, a subsidiary of funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP, whose portfolio of companies also includes AdvancePierre Foods Inc, agreed to a cash purchase price of $54 million and the assumption of up to $30.3 million in liabilities. Closing of the sale is scheduled for April 23, 2014.
As part of the planned sale process through Chapter 11, the company will continue to solicit additional competing offers for Quantum to ensure it achieves the highest and best offer for its business. The auction will take place April 17, 2014, with court approval scheduled for April 21, 2014 and closing set for April 23, 2014.
In addition, a secured commitment for $60 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing was approved from its current lending group led by Crystal Financial LLC to fund its ongoing operations.
Quantum filed a voluntary Chapter 11 petition February 18, 2014 in the District of Delaware to obtain the financing necessary to preserve continuity, to the greatest extent possible, for its customers, employees, and business partners.
With DIP financing approval, the company will continue purchasing goods and services from its suppliers and to pay suppliers in the normal course for all goods and services delivered on or after the February 18, 2014 bankruptcy filings.
Quantum is being advised in its restructuring by Winston & Strawn, City Capital Advisors LLC, and FTI Consulting Inc. Information about the Chapter 11 case can be accessed at www.bmcgroup.com/restructuring.
Founded in 1990 and based in Bolingbrook IL, Quantum provides portion-controlled, ready-to-cook, and fully cooked protein products made from beef, poultry, and pork.
Learn more at www.quantumfoods.com.