Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP was the top adviser on all announced deals worldwide and number one in the U.S. through the third quarter, according to the latest League Tables compiled by Bloomberg News.
Cerberus Capital Management LP, the New York-based private-equity firm, and hotelier Innkeepers USA Trust may announce a settlement of their $1.12 billion lawsuit as early as today, said a person familiar with the discussions who declined to be identified because the talks are private.
Cerberus Capital Management LP reached a tentative settlement with Innkeepers USA Trust over claims that it breached an agreement to buy the hotel company, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.
Midland Loan Services Inc., the special servicer for $825 million in fixed-rate mortgages on property of Innkeepers USA Trust , filed papers on Feb. 1 objecting to the request by LNR Securities Holdings LLC and Appaloosa Management LP for the right to oppose the newly proposed Innkeepers reorganization structure.
Cerberus Capital Management LP and Chatham Lodging Trust will pay $1.02 billion for 64 hotels of Innkeepers USA Trust after settling a dispute over whether the deal could be called off because of the U.S. economic slump.
Innkeepers USA Trust didn’t properly carry out its duties to creditors, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman ruled last week. Chapman refused to approve an agreement that would have compelled Innkeepers, a real estate investment trust, to pursue a reorganization plan giving the stock to a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Innkeepers USA Trust , a hotel investment company owned by a vehicle managed by an affiliate of Leon Black ’s Apollo Investment Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection after room revenue fell and debt payments rose.