Reconsidering Value Allocation: Tools for Junior Stakeholders
Hosted by the Unsecured Trade Creditors & Young and New Members Committees
Section 506(c) and 552(b) waivers have become a staple in the pre-petition-lender-turned-DIP-lender toolbox. But what are the unsecured creditor’s tools for pushing back, and the arguments for why value that accrued post-petition might properly be reserved for junior creditors? Apart from collateral battles, this panel will explore the types of securities or other considerations that some plans have distributed to the class junior to the fulcrum security in acknowledgment of the potential asset appreciation not fully realized at the time of plan negotiation, as well as the ABI Commission’s recommendation to implement a “Redemption Option Value” — and the challenges that such structures pose.